21 Jan 2023

Joshimath Sinking: Decision On Rebuilding Of Town After All Technical Reports Are Available, Says Dr Ranjit Singh

Joshimath: Secretary Disaster Management Dr. Ranjit Sinha said that reports of many technical institutions are yet to come regarding the Joshimath land subsidence. Things are changing there every day. If Joshimath is reconstructed, a separate plan will be made for that too. After getting the reports of all the technical institutions, a decision will be taken on the reconstruction of Joshimath.

Make detailed plan for livelihood of affected people: CM

Meanwhile, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami instructed the officers that a detailed plan should be made to connect those displaced from the affected areas of Joshimath with self-employment. The livelihood of the displaced should not be affected. He has also given instructions to make arrangements for heaters and bonfires in the relief camps to prevent cold wave.

People’s miseries increase due to rain, snowfall

After the landslide, Joshimath has now been facing bad weather. After the rain and snowfall, the miseries of the disaster affected people who were already facing difficulties have increased. People are unable to shift the belongings of the houses that are cracking to safer places. The goods of many families are lying outside the house, on which the snow has fallen. Relief operations are also hit.

Cracks could widen

At the same time, rain and snow water has filled in the cracks at different buildings in the city. In such a situation, the cracks may widen, due to which the risk of landslides has increased. Paedestrians are facing difficulty in movement due to mud at many places.

From late night on Thursday, the weather suddenly changed and it started snowing. Which continued till Friday morning. After this the rainy season started. People faced the biggest problem in shifting household items. Many people's belongings were lying outside the house. 

Demolition of hotels affected

Due to inclement weather, other works including demolition of Malari-Inn and Mount View Hotel, Lonivi rest house affected by landslide in Singhdhar have also been affected. 

Secretary Disaster Management Dr. Ranjit Sinha said, due to rain and snowfall, there has been disruption in disaster management and relief works, but no work has been stopped.


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