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Joshimath landslide: The condition of Joshimath became more dangerous, cracks in 14 houses in 24 hours, know what happened so far

In Joshimath of Uttarakhand, the process of cracks in the houses is continuously increasing. Cracks were identified in 14 new buildings in the last 24 hours. With this, the number of red marked unsafe buildings has increased to 863. In view of the danger, 33 members of 10 families were shifted to the relief camp on Friday. The technical team of geologists has placed 181 buildings in the unsafe zone. From the point of view of security, so far 900 members of 269 families have been kept at various safe places by the district administration.

The district administration has identified 650 rooms at 89 locations as habitable temporary relief camps in Joshimath town area, where 2919 persons can be accommodated. On the other hand, 491 rooms in 20 buildings have been selected as temporary relief camps at Pipalkoti outside Joshimath municipality area. 2205 people will be accommodated here. So far, an amount of Rs 347.77 lakh has been distributed to 500 affected by the district administration. Describing most of the areas of ward number one, four, five and seven under the city area as unsafe, these wards have been evacuated.

the cracks widened

Due to the Joshimath landslide incident on January 2 in Joshimath, cracks started appearing in the ground and buildings at many places and gradually the cracks started widening. The incident has turned into a nightmare for the residents of the city with a population of around 23,000. Regarding this, the government is also worrying about the livelihood of the affected people. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, in the review meeting of Joshimath at Dehradun Secretariat on Friday, directed that the point of livelihood should also be prominently included in the proposal for the relief package to be sent to the Centre. He also said that a detailed plan should also be made for self-employment of those displaced from the affected area. Apart from this, instructions have been given to provide heaters to the affected families living in relief camps to save them from cold. Chief Minister Dhami is constantly monitoring the ongoing relief work in Joshimath.

ban on all construction works

In view of the landslide, the district administration has banned all construction works in Joshimath. These include all NTPC projects, construction of Helang bypass and all ongoing constructions in the municipal area.

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