Independent experts to investigate Joshimath disaster, HC orders effective ban on construction

The PIL was filed in the High Court by advocate Snigdha Tiwari on behalf of PC Tiwari. In the petition filed in the High Court, the lawyer said that landslides are continuing in Joshimath. Even now there are cracks in the walls of the houses.

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Now Joshimath disaster in Uttarakhand Uttarakhand High Court intervened. The High Court directed the state government to form a committee of independent experts to probe the cause of the disaster. This committee will investigate the entire matter within two months and submit a report under seal. Along with this, the High Court directed the state government and NTPC to effectively ban all types of construction work here. The Uttarakhand High Court gave this order after hearing a public interest case.

The PIL was filed in the High Court by advocate Snigdha Tiwari on behalf of PC Tiwari. In the application filed in the High Court, the lawyer said that landslides are continuing in Joshimath. Even now there are cracks in the walls of the houses. Land is sinking somewhere every day. Because of this, the residents are forced to live in fear. In her petition, advocate Snigdha Tiwari alleged that the state government was ignoring the people’s problems. Even though so many days have passed since this incident, no specific strategy has been formulated for the rehabilitation of the people. In this situation, there is a fear that this area of ​​Joshimath may be destroyed at any time.

The committee has been given the responsibility

The PIL was heard in the High Court by a division bench of Chief Justice Bipin Sanghi and Justice Alok Kumar Verma. At this time, the High Court gave clear instructions to the government. It said that there will be a committee of independent experts to investigate the matter. Piyush Rautela and MPS Bisht will also be in this committee. The committee will submit its report to the court on Silgala cover within two months. It will be completely confidential. It will conduct a detailed survey on the causes and solutions of the disaster.

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There is no construction going on

The High Court has directed the government to effectively stop all construction works. On the other hand, while responding to this directive, the state government and NTPC said that the government is already serious and all construction work has been stopped. All possible assistance is being provided to the victims. The government is taking help of Wadia Institute experts on landslides.

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