Joshimath: Unsafe buildings will be demolished in the sinking city from today, Hotel Malari Inn and Mount View will be demolished first – Joshimath Sinking: Unsafe Buildings Will Be Demolished In From Today

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Hotel Malari Inn and Mount View

Hotel Malari Inn and Mount View
– Photo: Amar Ujala

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The campaign to demolish the buildings which have become unsafe due to landslide in Joshimath will start from today. Chief Secretary Dr. SS Sandhu has given instructions to demolish unsafe buildings. Under the supervision of the scientists of the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), the team of Lonivi will do the work of demolishing the buildings, the teams of both the institutes have reached Joshimath. Red marks have been placed on unsafe buildings.

Secretary Disaster Management Dr. Ranjit Sinha said that the CBRI team that reached Joshimath had surveyed Malari Inn and Mount View Hotel on Monday. The demolition of the buildings will start from these two hotels. These hotels have been badly damaged.

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First of all Hotel Malari Inn will be demolished. Action will be taken to break the hotel under the direction of the team of experts from Central Building Research Institute Roorkee and in the presence of NDRF, SDRF. During this, two JCBs, a big crane and two tipper trucks have been deployed along with 60 labourers.

Weather challenge also in front of the administration
There is also the challenge of weather in front of the administration. Given the possibility of rain or snowfall, the government wants the most vulnerable buildings to be demolished immediately.

Buildings will be demolished sequentially
According to Disaster Management Secretary Dr. Ranjit Sinha, all those buildings will be demolished sequentially, in which cracks have come. Unsafe buildings will be demolished first.

Buildings will be demolished with mechanical technology
The help of explosives will not be taken for demolishing the buildings. Under the supervision of CBRI scientists, the Lonivi team will demolish the buildings with mechanical techniques. For this the help of laborers will be taken.

Complain on these numbers
For any kind of problem or complaint, control room number 8171748602 of Joshimath Tehsil has been issued by the district administration. Apart from this, complaints can be lodged on the telephone numbers of Disaster Management Authority, Chamoli, 01372- 251437, 1077 (toll free), 9068187120 and 7055753124.

took these steps
1. Landslide will be technical investigation for the first time
According to Secretary Disaster Management Dr. Ranjit Sinha, no technical investigation has been done so far for the landslide in Joshimath. There will be a technical test for the first time. The team of experts will give the investigation report in 15 to 30 days.
2. Experts from technical institutes reached Joshimath
Experts from IIT Roorkee have reached to assess the holding capacity of Joshimath city. Experts from NGRI, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Central Building Research Institute, Geological Survey of India, National Institute of Hydrology have reached Joshimath.
3. Government will seek relief package from the Center
The state government will demand a relief package from the Center for displacement and rehabilitation and reconstruction works in Joshimath. Central help was discussed in the talks of four members of NDMA with Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. The state government has started preparing the draft of the relief package.
4. Why the landslide is happening, there is no evidence yet
Secretary Disaster Management said that there is no concrete and scientific evidence as to why landslides are happening in Joshimath. On the question related to landslide due to NTPC tunnel, he said that nothing can be said about it now.
5. As long as water seeps in, no construction will happen
Dr. Sinha said that as long as water is seeping in Joshimath and relief work is going on, no construction will happen.
6. Geo study in two days
For permanent rehabilitation, the Geo Study of Koti Bagh, Pipalkoti and Horticulture Department land will be done by the GSI team in two days. CBRI will design the houses.
7. Tender will open on 13 for drainage system
Irrigation Department will open tender on January 13 for making drainage system in Joshimath. Earlier it was to open on 20 January.
8. Two committees will be formed, CS will review daily
The Chief Secretary will review daily to expedite the relief and rehabilitation works. To execute the works expeditiously, a committee will be formed under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Finance Anand Bardhan and another committee will be headed by the District Magistrate, which will also have local people and stakeholders.
9. Joshimath will become master
A master plan of Joshimath city will be prepared. This responsibility has been given to the Urban Development and Housing Department. They will immediately decide the implementing agency.
10. Soil erosion, toe cutting will be investigated
With the help of THDC and GSI, there will be technical investigation of soil erosion in Joshimath and toe cutting in its lower part.
11. DM sent proposal for amendment in disaster relief
According to Secretary Disaster Management, the District Magistrate has sent a proposal for amendment in the norms of disaster relief amount for relief and rehabilitation of the affected.

Expansion

The campaign to demolish the buildings which have become unsafe due to landslide in Joshimath will start from today. Chief Secretary Dr. SS Sandhu has given instructions to demolish unsafe buildings. Under the supervision of the scientists of the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), the team of Lonivi will do the work of demolishing the buildings, the teams of both the institutes have reached Joshimath. Red marks have been placed on unsafe buildings.

Secretary Disaster Management Dr. Ranjit Sinha said that the CBRI team that reached Joshimath had surveyed Malari Inn and Mount View Hotel on Monday. The demolition of the buildings will start from these two hotels. These hotels have been badly damaged.

Joshimath Sinking: Asia’s longest Joshimath-Auli ropeway in danger, 678 number of unsafe buildings

First of all Hotel Malari Inn will be demolished. Action will be taken to break the hotel under the direction of the team of experts from Central Building Research Institute Roorkee and in the presence of NDRF, SDRF. During this, two JCBs, a big crane and two tipper trucks have been deployed along with 60 labourers.

Weather challenge also in front of the administration

There is also the challenge of weather in front of the administration. Given the possibility of rain or snowfall, the government wants the most vulnerable buildings to be demolished immediately.

Buildings will be demolished sequentially

According to Disaster Management Secretary Dr. Ranjit Sinha, all those buildings will be demolished sequentially, in which cracks have come. Unsafe buildings will be demolished first.

Buildings will be demolished with mechanical technology

The help of explosives will not be taken for demolishing the buildings. Under the supervision of CBRI scientists, the Lonivi team will demolish the buildings with mechanical techniques. For this the help of laborers will be taken.

Complain on these numbers

For any kind of problem or complaint, control room number 8171748602 of Joshimath Tehsil has been issued by the district administration. Apart from this, complaints can be lodged on the telephone numbers of Disaster Management Authority, Chamoli, 01372- 251437, 1077 (toll free), 9068187120 and 7055753124.