Gangtok, January 1: The Indian Army jawans went out of the way to ensure the safety of the 3,000 rescued tourists who were stuck in 17 Mile near Sikkim’s Nathula Pass due to heavy snowfall.
According to the tourists, the jawans shared their beds, sleeping bags and stayed outside in -9 degree Celsius just to ensure the safety and security of them.
The tourists were returning from Nathu La pass and Tsomgo aka Changu Lake on December 28 when suddenly heavy snowfall blocked all the roads and passages. It left around 400 vehicles stranded in the area.
The Army provided rescue and relief to the stranded tourists and also provided heavy machines and dozers of the Border Roads Organisation for snow clearance and restoration of road connectivity.