Joshimath: Demolition of houses and hotels in Joshimath, which has been affected by the earthquake, will begin today (Tuesday), officials said.
The holy city of Joshimath in the state of Uttarakhand has been hit by a series of earthquakes. Due to this, people cannot live there. Due to the ever-increasing risk of landslides and landslides, the city has been divided into three categories: dangerous area, hazardous area, and completely safe area.
In this situation, cracks are increasing in 600 buildings in the city of Joshimath, which is buried in the ground. Officials have said that the most affected buildings will be demolished today.
They said: Malary Inn and Mount View hotels, which were affected by explosions, will be demolished today. All the people in the affected areas have been shifted to safer places.
Demolition of affected buildings will be done under the supervision of experts from Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee. The National Disaster Response Force will be deployed to assist the district administration while the demolition of buildings is underway. They said that the demolition of buildings will be done under the supervision and advice of experts.
Earlier, District Collector Himansu Khurana had said, “A team from the Union Home Ministry will come to Joshimath city on Tuesday to survey the damage. The most affected buildings will be demolished under the supervision of experts from the Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee.”
The area where the buildings are to be demolished has been declared an unsafe area and the people living there have been shifted to safer places.
Meanwhile, the district disaster management officials have issued a report regarding the disaster management in Joshimath, which is affected by landslides and cracks. Out of which, cracks were found in 678 houses in Joshimath city. 81 families have been evacuated from there for security reasons.
213 rooms suitable for accommodation under Joshimath city have been identified. It can accommodate 1,191 people. Similarly 419 rooms have been identified in Bipalkodi outside Joshimath city. It can accommodate 2,205. Food items and blankets have already been provided by the district administration to the affected people. This is reported.
Background: The town of Joshimath is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas in Samoli District, Uttarakhand. This town is the gateway to Badrinath temple. There are around 4,500 buildings in Joshimath including houses, hostels and hotels. About 30,000 people live there. At the end of last December, there were huge cracks in various houses and commercial buildings in Joshimath city.