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Joshimath situation stable for now, work progresses on building pre-fabricated structures

Sunday, 29 January 2023 | PNS | JOSHIMATH/DEHRADUN

The situation in Joshimath is currently stable with no increase in either the number of homes with cracks or the underground water discharge in recent days. Meanwhile, the construction of pre-fabricated one BHK, two BHK and three BHK homes is progressing in the area for the affected families currently staying in relief camps, rented accommodations and with their relatives.

The Disaster Management secretary Ranjit Kumar Sinha informed that the initial discharge of water in which was 540 litres per minute (LPM) on January 6 has currently decreased to 170 LPM. Till now cracks have been noticed in 863 buildings. The number of buildings with cracks has not increased. A total of 248 families with 900 members have been temporarily displaced in view of safety, he said.

Meanwhile the construction of pre-fabricated structures with the assistance of Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) is progressing at Horticulture department land near TCP trijunction and near Dhak village. The structures being erected on the department’s land are expected to be ready soon. At Dhak village, work is being undertaken for leveling the identified land and facilitating power and water supply along with electricity and other basic facilities.

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