Joshimath crisis: Cabinet Secy holds meeting, says evacuation is immediate priority

Joshimath crisis: Cabinet Secy holds meeting, says evacuation is immediate priority

According to official sources, Gauba stressed at the meeting that the immediate priority should be the complete and safe evacuation of all residents in the affected zone, and that priority should be given to the demolition of the fragile structures in a safe manner.

He also indicated that all studies and surveys related to geotechnical, geophysical and hydrological aspects should be completed in a coordinated and time-bound manner.

Gauba assured Uttarakhand Chief Secretary SS Sandhu that all central agencies will remain available for any assistance needed.

The meeting took place while evacuation operations in Joshimath are in full swing and people have been moved from the city to safer places.

Sandhu informed the NCMC about the current situation in Joshimath and informed that the residents of the badly damaged houses are being moved to safer places.

Emergency shelters have been identified in Joshimath and Pipalkoti to house the affected families. The state government is providing appropriate compensation and relief measures, official sources said.

Sandhu also said that Joshimath-Auli ropeway operation has been halted. Construction work in and around Joshimath municipal area has also been halted until further notice.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed to assist the district administration in its relief and rehabilitation efforts.

The member secretary of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) informed the NCMC that a team of experts from CBRI, GSI, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, NIDM and National Institute of Hydrology visited the affected areas on January 6 and 7 to assess the situation. judge . The team has also been in contact with the district administration to understand the requirements.

Union Home Secretary AK Bhalla has informed the committee that a high-level central team from the Ministry of Home Affairs headed by Secretary Border Management is currently in Joshimath to assess the situation.

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