ITBP, NDRF yet to rescue 18 people at Trikut ropeway in Jharkhand 

A recce was conducted by one of the helicopters in the morning and operations are underway in coordination with the district administration and NDR to rescue people from rope way site near Trikut in Deoghar.

 ITBP, NDRF yet to rescue 18 people at Trikut ropeway in Jharkhand 
 ITBP, NDRF yet to rescue 40 people at Trikut ropeway in Jharkhand  (Representative image)

Deoghar:  Thrity people have been rescued so far, in a rescue operation by ITBP and NDRF at the ropeway site near Trikut in Deoghar, Jharkhand on Monday.  Eighteen more persons are yet to be rescued from the site. 

A recce was conducted by one of the helicopters in the morning and operations are underway in coordination with the district administration and NDRF to rescue people from rope way site near Trikut in Deoghar, according to ANI.

Two Mi-17 helicopters are involved in rescue operations in Deoghar district of Jharkhand where several people are stuck in a ropeway trolley due to a mishap.

Hafizul Hasan, Jharkhand Minister said "30 people have been rescued so far, 18 are still remaining. NDRF, Air Force & Indian Army are performing rescue operations. Lack of maintenance could be the reason for the accident. An investigation team will be formed. Our priority is to save lives."  

Located at Deoghar, the ropeway service in Trikut offers beautiful panoramic views of the holy town. The three peaks of the Trikut hill signify the holy trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. 

The cable car has been built to take pilgrims to the top of the hill throughout the year, which was otherwise difficult due to the steep climbing angle and lack of a road to the top of the hill.

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren said: "I have been reviewing the situation since yesterday. We have sought help from NDRF, IAF, experts, commandos... Rescue efforts underway since early this morning".