Joshimath Crack Mystery: Who is Behind the Fracture in the Town?

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Joshimath, Uttarakhand is facing a crisis as the community is plagued by significant cracks in their homes, shops, and roads. These cracks, some of which are large and severe, have caused significant harm and risk of displacement to thousands of residents. A recent report has documented over 700 houses in Joshimath with dangerous cracks, and it is likely that this number will continue to grow.

The situation has become so dire that approximately 100 families have been forced to leave their homes due to the sinking soil beneath them. An investigation is currently underway to determine who is responsible for the damage.

A picture of a house in Joshimath with huge cracks.

As the situation currently stands, the residents of Joshimath are concerned about the stability of their homes and the potential for future landslides. These individuals are experiencing a great deal of anxiety and fear due to the potential for their homes to collapse. It is a distressing situation for those affected, and they are urgently seeking assistance from authorities to resolve the issue.

It is the belief of some residents in Joshimath that the hydroelectric project and other construction activities in the region may be contributing to the landslides and cracking that have caused significant damage to the town. These allegations come from individuals who have personally witnessed the destruction of their homes and are fearful of future disasters.

The government of India, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is paying close attention to an ongoing issue in the town of Joshimath. While the government has implemented a number of measures in an attempt to resolve the problem, some residents of Joshimath continue to feel fearful and uncertain about the situation. In response, some have called on authorities to take more decisive action to protect their homes and community.

Joshimath crack on a road
Source: Twitter (@Tanushreepande)

The investigation into the cause of the cracks and landslides continues. It is hoped that the truth will be uncovered and those responsible held accountable for the damage caused. In the meantime, the people of Joshimath can only wait and hope for a resolution to this crisis.

A team of experts has arrived in Joshimath to investigate the cause of the cracks appearing throughout the town. As part of the investigation, work on the NTPC power project and the Joshimath tunnel has been halted. The Joshimath-Oli ropeway has also been closed for the time being, and movement of people has been restricted in some areas.

The investigation is ongoing, and it is hoped that the experts will be able to determine the cause of the cracks and provide a solution to the problem. In the meantime, residents of Joshimath continue to live in fear of their homes collapsing and are calling on authorities to take swift action to address the crisis.

The Vishnugarh Hydroelectric Project includes a tunnel on the Dhauli Ganga River. On February 7, 2021, a natural disaster occurred in Raini village, located near this tunnel in Uttarakhand, which resulted in the deaths of over 100 people. During the disaster, a large amount of water and debris entered the NTPC tunnel. Residents of Joshimath are currently blaming the tunnel and other mountain construction projects for causing cracks in their homes.

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Abhishek Kumar
Abhishek Kumar
Abhishek Kumar is a final year undergraduate student at the University of Delhi, where he is studying English Honors. He is passionate about literature and language, and enjoys researching stories. Laziest in our team and he loves coffee.

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