April 22, 2024
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Over 800 Buildings Have Cracks In Joshimath, 165 Of Them In Danger Zone

Even as affected families were being evacuated to temporary relief centres and two unsafe hotels were still being demolished in Joshimath, which has been severely affected by subsidence, the number of buildings developing cracks increased to 849 on Monday, of which 165 are situated in the danger zone.

According to the daily briefing of the Disaster Management Authority, the district administration has so far relocated 800 individuals, representing 237 households, to safety.

Joshimath, the entryway to well-known holy places like Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib as well as the popular ski resort of Auli, appears to be teetering on the brink of collapse with massive fissures emerging on structures, roads, and public amenities.

Officials claim that 2,190 individuals can be housed in 615 rooms spread across 83 locations in the municipality that have been designated as temporary relief camps. Additionally, they said that 2,205 individuals can stay in 491 rooms spread across 20 structures that have been designated as temporary relief camps in Pipalkoti, outside of the Joshimath municipal jurisdiction.

396 impacted families have received temporary help totaling 301.77 lakh from the district administration so far.

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