Dehradun, July 26
Uttarakhand Garhwal MP Satpal Maharaj along with state Tourism Minister Amrita Rawat met President Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi today. They apprised him about the plight of the people affected by the natural disaster that devastated the state last month.

The couple apprised the President about the plight of the residents of the most affected districts of Rudraprayag and Chamoli. They requested the President to direct the Border Roads Organisation to speed up repair of roads and bridges. They said the people were facing an acute shortage of medical facilities due to lack of 

Satpal Maharaj later attended a meeting of the Railway Advisory Committee in Delhi. He urged the Railway Minister for speedy construction of the Rishikesh-Karanprayag railway line. He also raised the issue of the construction of over bridges on a number of railway crossings in the state. 

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