Joshimath crisis: Cracks on Badrinath highway

Joshimath crisis: Cracks on Badrinath highway

Few new cracks appeared on the Badrinath National Highway in Joshimath, Uttarakhand, the only road leading to Badrinath, the ANI news agency reported. “The CBRI team, which was sent for an inspection of the cracks that appeared on the Badrinath road, has stated that the cracks were caused by local settlement of the road,” Himanshu … Read more

Joshimath has been sinking for 4 years, satellite images revealed

Joshimath sinking for last four years, satellite images revealed

Satellite observations have recorded that Joshimath has been sinking for the past four years. According to the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), satellite images of the city of Uttarakhand between 2018 and 2022 have shown that its eastern part is shifting an average of about 10 cm every year due to the landslide … Read more

Joshimath crisis: Number of buildings with cracks rises to 849

Joshimath crisis: Number of buildings with cracks rises to 849

After hotels, now the damage can be seen in residential buildings. The crisis in Joshimath deepened as the number of buildings with cracks rose to 849, a few hundred more than what was reported just 2-3 days ago. Of these, 165 buildings are located in the danger zone. The authorities have moved families living in … Read more

Joshimath: NIH water sample report silent on NTPC project

Joshimath: NIH water sample report silent on NTPC project

As Joshimath reels from a serious land subsidence problem, the National Institute of Hydrology NIH has handed over to the government the investigation report of samples taken from the water source that burst after the Joshimath landslide. According to the report of Amar Ujala, it was feared that the water leak could be from the … Read more

At every Kilometer there was landslide on Rishikesh-Joshimath highway: Study

At every Kilometer there was landslide on Rishikesh-Joshimath highway: Study

In Joshimath, a shocking report has come in amid reports of sinking land and collapsing houses. A study has found that landslides have occurred at 309 locations between Rishikesh and Joshimath. Landslide on Rishikesh-Joshimath highway According to a research report submitted for discussion at the European Geosciences Union on January 10, as many as 309 … Read more

‘It’s huge’ Joshimath may have sunk by nearly 2.2 feet, More than ISRO’s estimate

'It's huge' Joshimath may have sunk by nearly 2.2 feet, More than ISRO's estimate

Joshimath may have sunk approximately 2.2 feet (70 cm), Times of India reported citing sources, citing a recent ground assessment of damaged areas in the picturesque town. The figure is well above the data survey by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) which found subsidence of 5.4 cm in the last 12 days. The ISRO … Read more

Joshimath Bachao Sangharsh Samiti blames NTPC for landslide

Joshimath Bachao Sangharsh Samiti blames NTPC for landslide

Amid evacuations and demolitions in Joshimath, the Joshimath Bachao Sangharsh Samiti (JBSS) has blamed the NTPC for the subsidence of the land here in this city of Uttarakhand. NTPC Come Back banners Local residents have been pasting banners on their shops, homes and businesses reading ‘NTPC Come Back’ to express their anger at the hydroelectric … Read more

Why ISRO has withdrawn its report on the Joshimath land subsidence?

Joshimath crisis: Number of buildings with cracks rises to 849

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Uttarakhand government have ordered several state institutions, including the ISRO, not to interact with the media or share information on social media about Joshimath’s situation without prior approval. The National Disaster Management Authority has prohibited government institutions from interacting with the media and sharing data on social … Read more

Joshimath Crisis: Ropeway service connecting Auli suspended

Joshimath Crisis: Ropeway service connecting Auli suspended

A cable car service connecting Uttarakhand’s Joshimath to Auli has been halted as huge cracks were detected near the cable car platform, an official confirmed. Ropeway service suspended “The impact of the [land subsidence] in Joshimath is spreading,” said Dinesh Bhatt, manager of the Ropeway Operation. More than 700 houses have developed cracks in Joshimath, … Read more

Joshimath sinking: Natural or man-made disaster?

Joshimath crisis: Number of buildings with cracks rises to 849

For years, residents of the northern Indian town of Joshimath Uttarakhand have been complaining to local authorities that their homes are being flooded. Now, the authorities are forced to take action, evacuating almost 100s of families in the last week and speeding up the arrival of experts to determine the cause. The cracks running through the … Read more