Joshimath: Cracking buildings of Joshimath will be divided into unsafe, safe and buffer zones… strategy will be decided after that

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Cracked Joshimath buildings will be divided into unsafe, safe and buffer zones. After marking the buildings according to the zone, their demolition and further strategy will be decided. Secretary to Chief Minister R. Meenakshi Sundaram, sent to Joshimath on the instructions of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, has instructed District Magistrate Himanshu Khurana to collect data about the buildings of the city and the people living in it in two days.

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The expert committee, which returned after studying from Joshimath on Saturday, has recommended the government to demolish those buildings at the earliest, which have developed a lot of cracks. The government has decided to demolish such buildings. However, every aspect is being considered before taking any hasty step.

Cracks reported in 603 buildings so far

Cracks have appeared in 603 buildings in Joshimath. People have given this information to the administration. On the information of the affected, the administration has also inspected these buildings on the spot. 67 families have been shifted to temporary places.

Will collect this data by dividing it into three zones

danger: Buildings that are very dilapidated and completely unsafe.

buffer: Buildings that have minor cracks but are at risk of expansion.

Safe: Buildings that have no cracks and are safe to live in.

The team will also collect information about the affected

1. Whether the building is residential or commercial.

2. What is the occupation of the family living in the building, how many people are there in the family.

3. People living in danger zone will be asked before shifting where they would like to be permanently resettled.

I will stay in Joshimath now. The district administration has been instructed to first divide the buildings into three zones. There are also many commercial buildings. Whether people would like to shift permanently away from Joshimath or not, after gathering information on all these aspects, we will work on further policy.

R. Meenakshi Sundaram, Secretary, (Chief Minister).