Joshimath: The sinking town of India

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Joshimath: The sinking town of India (Image: Twitter/pushkardhami)
Joshimath: The sinking town of India (Image: Twitter/pushkardhami)

New Delhi : Joshimath has turned out to be the sinking town of India and for that the government has decided to ensure the safety of citizens who are dealing with the situation. Temporary rehabilitation centres at safe locations, aid camps and medical facilities, including facilities for airlift operations, are being arranged for people who are hit by sinking land in the town.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has issued some of the key directions on Friday after roads and over 560 houses in Joshimath developed cracks. Joshimath is a key transit point for people travelling to Badrinath in Hemkund Sahib.

The fresh guidelines from Dhami were issued after a high-level meeting with senior officials via video conferencing was attended on Friday. The Chief minister is set to visit Joshimath today.

According to a report, Joshimath is located at the height of 6000 feet in Chamoli district and is also false under the high risk Seismic Zone V.

The report also mentioned that about 50 families staying in houses at risk have been rehabilitated. Chamoli administration has also set up temporary shelters by making 70 rooms, 7 halls and auditorium with a capacity of 385 people for temporary shelters. Safe locations have also been identified in Pipalkoti and Gauchar areas near Joshimath.