8 Jan 2023

Joshimath Sinking: All Unsafe Buildings To Be Demolished; Army Starts Shifting Its Jawans

Joshimath: The expert committee has returned to Dehradun after studying the landslide in Joshimath town in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district. The committee has submitted its preliminary report. The committee has recommended the demolition of such buildings, which are not habitable and are completely unsafe. Fabricated houses will be built for the affected families.

On the other hand, due to landslide in Joshimath, the colonies have been evacuated.

Cracks appear in Shivling

The landslide happening in Joshimath has now taken a formidable form. After Maa Bhagwati temple was hit by a landslide in Joshimath, now cracks have appeared in Shivling of Shankaracharya Madhav Ashram temple. Big cracks have appeared in the buildings of the complex, around the Lakshmi Narayan temple.  

Experts committee makes many suggestions

The experts committee has made many important recommendations.The National Institute of Hydrology has been entrusted with the task of examining the water seeping into Joshimath. It will trace the original source of the water.

There will be a technical study of the carrying capacity of Joshimath. IIT Roorkee will send its team to study this. The team will find out what should actually be the carrying capacity of the city?

There will be real time monitoring of ground vibrations happening in Joshimath. For this, sensors will be installed there. The Institute of Himalayan Geo-sciences will do this work.

Permanent camps will be ready for the affected people shifted from unsafe buildings. 

Army starts shifting its jawans living in rented houses

Due to landslide in Joshimath, the army has started shifting its jawans living in rented houses to their camps. A brigade of the Indian Army and a battalion of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) are stationed at Joshimath.

Many jawans of ITBP battalion live in rented houses in Joshimath. The way deep cracks are coming in the houses of the city, they are not safe for anyone. To avoid any untoward incident, the army has asked the jawans to immediately vacate such rented houses which are showing cracks.

The army is making temporary arrangements for the stay of its soldiers. Families of many jawans have been accommodated in camps. Some are being given shelter in barracks.

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