Crack in platform of Joshimath-Auli ropeway creates panic, closed till further orders due to danger

The ropeway has been temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure due to a crack near Tower No. 1 of the ropeway. There are concerns about whether the ropeway service can be resumed soon.

Ropeway connects Joshimath with Auli

Image credit source: ANI

of Uttarakhand Joshimath Landslides at Joshimath-Auli have also caused cracks in the ropeway platform. This information was given by Ropeway Manager Dinesh Bhatt. He said that cracks appeared in the ropeway since late night yesterday (Friday). There is danger from this. We have closed the ropeway as a precautionary measure. The ropeway remains closed until further notice. He said that the ropeway service has been temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure due to the cracks appearing near tower number 1 of the ropeway. There are concerns about whether the ropeway service can be resumed soon.

However, the ropeway service has been suspended since January 5 after a crack appeared in the Joshimath building. Officials said the ropeway service will remain closed until further notice.

Earlier on Saturday, sources said that several houses collapsed on the intervening night of January 2 and 3 in Sinhadhar in Uttarakhand’s Joshimath town. However, no one died in these incidents. Speaking to news agency ANI, a local man Harish said that the house collapse took place on January 2. When we were sleeping it was around 2:30 am. We hear sounds as cracks appear in the walls and large chunks of concrete begin to fall.

Big cracks in the hotel

They said we were scared and spent the night under the open sky. The next day we were transferred to a nearby government school. Harish said many important documents and household items were destroyed. But luckily no one died. A few hotels in Manohar Bagh also have large cracks.

Rishi Devi, another local resident, said cracks appeared in her house and several others, but the municipality refused to take action, saying they had not received any order from higher authorities.

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Notably, people are panicking as cracks appear in houses, hotels and roads in Joshimath. NDRF teams are deployed to deal with any untoward incident.

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