Joshimath, a town located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand has started sinking at an alarming rate. Nearly 720 houses and houses of the mountainous town have cracked up as a result of the sinking land of Joshimath. The government has begun taking speedy steps to save the residents of the town and to prevent permanent damage to the landscape.
Sinking Town of Joshimath
The operation of demolition of heavy buildings and houses that have been marked under the “danger zone” of Joshimath has begun under the guidance of Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) and NDRF. However, owing to heavy rain and the chilling cold in the region, the demolition operations have been stalled today (12th of January, 2023) until tomorrow.
The demolition of Malari Inn, a large hotel at Joshimath, has also been stopped. Meanwhile, the family of the owner of Malari Inn visited Joshimath with teary eyes to bid farewell.
Mr. Thakur Singh, the owner of Malari Inn has demanded equitable compensation from the government against the hotel.
The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Pushkar Singh Dhami has visited Joshimath today and called for an urgent meeting tomorrow to discuss further strategies.
It is speculated that there will be severe snowfall at Joshimath tomorrow given increasing snowfall in the Chamoli district starting from today. This might be a reason for the demolition work being delayed further.
Sinking Town of Joshimath-Sinking Town of Joshimath
Reasons Attributed to Sinking JoshimathThe studies conducted by CBRI have revealed many flaws in the town planning of Joshimath. Buildings have not been permitted to be raised above 2 floors in the town, however, the directions have not been complied with. Joshimath has many buildings which have been raised to 3 to 4 floors. The over population and heavy industrialization at Joshimath is also another contributory factor to its downfall.Do visit our website for such more news where we share The True Stories of The World, The TopStoriesWorld.Com