Cracks found in 50 houses in Pithoragarh district

Wednesday, 26 April 2023 | PNS I DEHRADUN 

Cracks of 0.1 mm to 2 mm have been found in about 50 houses in Sirsolipatti-Bankot village in Pithoragarh district. This has been noticed through a survey by geologists. The cause of the cracks has been ascribed to the explosion in the under-construction tunnel of the Khutani Hydro Project.

The Khutani Power Project company is constructing a 21 MW hydro power house in Saryu river in which two tunnels are being built. People of Sirsoli Patti village have been complaining for a year about cracks appearing in their houses and other places due to blast in the under-construction tunnel. They have staged protest too. Finally, acting on the complaint, the district administration decided to conduct a survey and for that purpose formed a team. The survey was conducted on April 10 and during the survey, cracks were found in 50 houses. The survey report has been sent to the district magistrate.

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