Great destruction in Uttarakhand! Houses, roads and fields cracked due to landslides in Joshimath

In Uttarakhand again, people are in fear due to major destruction. Landslides in Joshimath of Chamoli district are causing cracks in people’s houses.

In Joshimath of Uttarakhand, people are in panic as cracks have appeared in around 559 houses. Due to the landslide, not only the houses, but also the roads along with the hotels and hospitals present there have been cracked.

In Uttarakhand again, people are in fear due to major destruction. Being held at Joshimath in Chamoli district landslide Because of this, cracks in people’s houses are increasing more than before. Joshimath Nagar In addition to houses in the area, cracks have appeared on the road. There are cases of water seeping out of the ground. After cracks in houses and fields, now the poles of high tension lines have also become slanted. This has created danger in the surrounding houses. Along with this, malt and apple trees planted in the field have started collapsing in the depth of the crack. In these incidents, the people of the entire Joshimath area are spending their days in fear. People living in cracked houses are forced to leave their houses and spend the night under the open sky in extreme cold. 21 families have been evacuated to safer places in Joshimath in view of increasing landslides. 16 families have been shifted to Municipal Joshimath and one family to Joshimath Development Block and 4 families to Marwari Primary School.

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has sought a report from Chamoli District Magistrate Himanshu Khurana on the matter and said to take steps for improvement if the report comes. On the other hand, the administrative team is surveying the landslide affected areas. The families of the victims are being taken to a safe place. According to local media, after cracks appeared in houses and fields, the pole of electric high tension line also became crooked. This has created danger in the surrounding houses. Along with this, malt and apple trees planted in the field have started collapsing in the depth of the crack.

Malt and apple trees planted in the fields began to collapse

Manoharbagh ward of Joshimath city is experiencing the fastest landslides. Cracks have appeared in many houses and cowsheds here. Madan Kaparwan, a resident of the ward, said that he took the cow home as a crack appeared in the cow shed. There is a high tension line near his house. The pillars of the high tension line were dislodged due to land subsidence. This has created danger in the houses around the pillar. On the other hand, Bhagwati Prasad Kaparwan, a local resident, said that the malta and apple trees planted in the field have also started falling due to the continuous growth of cracks in his field.

Energy Corporation’s JE DS Panwar said information was received from Manohar Bagh ward that electric poles had started dangling due to land subsidence. After the inspection, measures will be taken to relocate the dangerous poles.

The number of houses affected has reached 586

According to the report, the team formed by the administration to survey the houses affected by landslides in the urban area has completed the survey of 90 houses so far. Tehsildar Ravi Shah said that two teams have been formed to complete the survey work quickly. On the other hand, District Disaster Management Officer Nanda Kishore Joshi said that the survey of damaged houses in Joshimath should be completed by January 20. The team has been asked to speed up the survey work. According to information received from the municipality, the number of houses affected by landslides has increased to 586 as of Monday.

Threat of movement on rehabilitation

An organization in Joshimath has threatened to take to the streets if the Uttarakhand government does not immediately start the process of rehabilitating the people of this sinking city. Atul Sati, convener of the Joshimath Bachao Sangram Samiti, said a meeting has been called in the border town of Joshimath in Chamoli district on Wednesday to formulate a strategy for the movement. Shailendra Panwar, Chairman of Joshimath Municipality, said that the number of houses that have cracked has exceeded 600. He said that cracks have appeared in houses in a large part of Singadhar Ward since Monday. Sati visited Dehradun on Monday to draw the administration’s attention to the problem and demanded immediate rehabilitation of Joshimath residents. He said that the base of Joshmath is sinking and people’s lives are under threat. “We have been demanding immediate rehabilitation for a year but no one is listening to us,” Sati said on Monday.

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami Chamoli has sought a report from DM

He said that Joshimath is a last frontier town of strategic, religious and tourist importance that falls within seismic zone five. He warned that if there is an earthquake, there will be a huge loss of life and property. A team of experts also surveyed the city and found that it was slowly sinking. A large number of houses are showing large cracks. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has sought a report from Chamoli District Magistrate Himanshu Khurana on the matter and said to take steps for improvement if the report comes.

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