Displacement continues from Joshimath, cracks in 863 houses: 181 houses unsafe, till now relief amount of 3.62 crores distributed among 242 families

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The demolition work of Hotel Malari Inn is also going on. Hotel Mount View and Malari Inn are adjacent to each other due to landslides.

The snowfall in Uttarakhand’s Joshimath in the past has added to the difficulties of the administration and the people. Cracks have been found in a total of 863 houses so far. While 181 houses have been declared unsafe. The Uttarakhand government has so far distributed relief amount of Rs 3.62 crore to 242 families.

State Disaster Management Secretary Dr. Rajeev Sinha informed about the relief rescue and rehabilitation of the state government that Joshimath has 650 rooms with a capacity of 2,919 people and Pipalkoti has 491 rooms with a capacity of 2,205 people. People have been kept in both these places.

So far 274 families have been temporarily displaced from Joshimath. That is, the number of displaced family members has increased to 921.

The work of demolishing houses with cracks continues on Sunday as well.

The work of demolishing houses with cracks continues on Sunday as well.

Cracks in 863 houses in Joshimath widen after snowfall
The district administration has so far identified 863 buildings in Joshimath which have developed cracks due to subsidence. Out of this, 181 buildings have been kept in the unsafe zone. At the same time, after the snowfall four days ago, the cracks in these houses have become wider. However, SDRF teams have been deployed here to deal with any untoward incident.

Water leakage reduced in Joshimath
Dr. Rajeev Sinha, Secretary, Disaster Management Department said- “The initial discharge of water in Joshimath was 540 liters per minute on January 6. Now it has come down to 136 liters per minute.” Significantly, three days ago, the amount of water coming out of the underground channel near Jaypee Colony had increased to 150 liters per minute.

Some pictures related to the present condition of Joshimath…

The administration is continuing the work of demolishing dangerous houses on Sunday as well.

The administration is continuing the work of demolishing dangerous houses on Sunday as well.

Displaced families have started carrying their belongings.

Displaced families have started carrying their belongings.

After rain and snowfall, the cracks in Joshimath have increased further.

After rain and snowfall, the cracks in Joshimath have increased further.

A shopkeeper fills the cracks on the road with cement and sand after the rains in Chamoli.

A shopkeeper fills the cracks on the road with cement and sand after the rains in Chamoli.

A view after snowfall in Joshimath on January 20.

A view after snowfall in Joshimath on January 20.

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