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Construction of prefabricated structures begins in Joshimath

Tuesday, 24 January 2023 | PNS | DEHRADUN

The construction of one BHK, two BHK and three BHK model prototype prefabricated shelters has been started with the assistance of the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) Roorkee on the land located near Horticulture department’s HDRI in Joshimath. After selection of land for construction of model prototype prefabricated shelters of one BHK, two BHK and three BHK in Dhak village in Chamoli district, work has been started for land leveling, arrangement of electricity, water, sewer and other aspects.  If required, the option of arranging accommodation for the displaced families in the Vidhan Sabha hostels at Bharadisain has also been kept open. The Disaster Management secretary Ranjit Kumar Sinha said this while briefing the media here on Monday regarding the work being done by the State government related to relief, rescue and permanent/temporary rehabilitation after land subsidence and landslides in the Joshimath town area. Sinha informed that an amount of Rs 3.45 crore has been distributed to 261 affected families in Joshimath as interim relief.  He further informed that the initial discharge of water in Joshimath which was 540 litres per minute (LPM) on January 6 has now been reduced to 180 LPM.  In the temporarily identified relief camps, Joshimath has a total of 656 rooms with a capacity of 2,940 people and Pipalkoti has 491 rooms with a capacity of 2,205 people. Cracks have been noticed in 863 buildings so far.  He informed that one area/ward has been declared unsafe in Gandhinagar, two in Singhdhar, five in Manoharbagh and seven in Sunil. A total of 181 buildings are located in the unsafe area. Further, 933 members of 278 families have been temporarily displaced in view of security.

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