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HCC assists rescue of Uttarakhand victims


Hindustan Construction (HCC), which is involved in a project at Uttarakhand’s Tehri region, is playing a key role in the rescue and relief operations in the region that is affected by the devastating flood.

The most significant operation so far involved the clearing of debris en route Kedarnath. In the aftermath of the Himalayan tsunami, the government’s bid to rescue stranded pilgrims literally stopped in its tracks following massive landslides at several places. Huge boulders and other debris had blocked all routes towards the shrine, making thousands of affected people vulnerable.

In a quick response to this catastrophe, HCC pressed its personnel and equipment to clear the blocked roads and assisted the government teams to reach out to the stranded pilgrims.

HCC’s men and machinery are, in fact, engaged in several such operations across the affected region.

Besides organizing food camps, the company is also arranging sanitation facility and shelter for women and children.

So far, over 20,000 flood affected pilgrims have availed food facilities and around 2,000 affected people have availed medical assistance at the camps run by HCC near Tehri, the company said.

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