19th July 2016
To, All Members,
SUB: Uttarakhand Update - From Chapter Chairman
An update on the situation in Uttarakhand as received from our Chapter Chairman is placed below for your information. Members are advised to remain in touch with their handling agents before sending their groups/FITs to the affected area in Uttarakhand.
With best regards,
Dear IATO Members,
With regret I inform you that higher reaches of Uttarakhand is going through a rough monsoon with the roads being flooded and landslides rampant. We advise all IATO members to dissuade guests from visiting higher reaches and restrict themselves till the foot hills or lower.hill regions of Garhwal and Kumaon in Uttarakhand.
Government of Uttarakhand and state administration is taking quick steps to restore the roads temporarily so as to bring back tourists stranded due to land slides and floods. Restrictions on vehicles too have been put in place, not allowing tourists going to higher reaches and situation will be brought under control soon, yet we would advise tour operators to divert trips till monsoon subsides and rains slow down a bit.
With hope that the situation gets controlled as soon as possible and Uttarakhand can offer all its beauty to visiting tourists once again.
Yours In IATOism