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Cracks reach Badrinath Highway after Joshimath, Chamoli DM could be the reason ntc

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Cracks reach Badrinath Highway after Joshimath, Chamoli DM could be the reason ntc

The crisis of Joshimath city of Uttarakhand has reached the Badrinath Highway. Chamoli District Magistrate Himanshu Khurana said that cracks have been reported on the Badrinath Highway. Regarding this, a team of experts was sent on the spot. The team has investigated and reported the cracks. Earlier on Monday, Disaster Management Secretary Dr. Ranjit Kumar Sinha had informed about the relief work being done in Joshimath.

According to news agency ANI, Chamoli DM Himanshu Khurana said that a team of the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) was sent to the spot for inspection. He told that on inspection the team told that cracks have been seen here. He said that behind these cracks there could be a settlement on the side of the highway.

The DM informed that the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rain/snowfall on 24 and 25 January. In view of this, instructions have been given to the nodal officers to provide blankets, heaters and generators in the relief camps.

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At the same time, the Public Works Department (PWD) and the Border Roads Organization (BRO) have been asked to be on alert and remove obstructions caused by snowfall.

In fact, in view of the crisis in Joshimath, the local people have been shifted to safer places. Because many houses, hotels and other public establishments had developed cracks due to landslides. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed concern over the situation in Joshimath and assured all possible help to the state administration for relief and rescue during a telephonic conversation with Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.

On the other hand, Disaster Management Secretary Dr. Ranjit Kumar Sinha said that an amount of Rs 3.45 crore has been distributed as interim relief to 261 affected families in Joshimath. Also said that the construction work of One BHK, Two BHK and Three BHK model prototype prefabricated shelter has started by Central Building Research Institute Roorkee near Joshimath.

After selecting the land for the construction of One BHK, Two BHK and Three BHK model prototype prefabricated shelters in Dhak village of Chamoli, work has started for land leveling, arrangement of electricity, water, sewer etc.

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