Assistance provided by the Army
The army has deployed 8,100 troops which includes medical teams, engineer task force and signal detachment. Two JCBs, 19 boats and nine helicopters have been already pressed into service. Approximately 10,500 persons have been rescued so far by road and army helicopters. One ropeway at Govindghat, one foot bridge at Village Dharali, Harsil and improvised crossing being constructed at damaged bridge location at Govindghat. Ten specialised mountaineering teams for Kedarnath-Soumang area have been deployed. The Army has established relief camps at Harsil, Joshimath, Rudraprayag and Gauchar advanced landing ground (ALG). Medical camps have been established at Harsil, Rudraprayag, Joshimath, Govindghat, Gothi, Dharchula and Gwaldam.