Gangtok, Dec 29: The Indian Army has rescued around 2500 tourists who were stranded near the India-China border in the upper reaches of Nathula,
Around 400 tourist vehicles were struck.
The tourists were evacuated through joint efforts of the Army, check-post police and General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF).
The troops had vacated their barracks to accommodate some tourists to ensure their safety throughout the night.
As per the reports, the snow is being removed and the evacuation will start once the road is cleared. Vehicles will be moved with great precautions and tourists will be brought to Gangtok.