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Uttarakhand’s ‘Sinking’ Town Joshimath Declared Disaster-Prone Area

Chamoli District Magistrate Himanshu Khurana said that the Joshimath area in Uttarakhand has been declared a disaster-prone area, with increasing land subsidence and cracks detected. On 3 January 2023, residents saw cracks in their roads had increased in size. Cracks have been detected in 603 buildings.

  • Hotel Mount View and Malari Inn have been banned for operation and accommodation, until further orders Under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
  • Ho Hare Helang bypass construction work by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has also been banned with immediate effect, till further orders.

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