Joshimath crisis: Demolition of unsafe houses, two hotels begin - Joshimath (Uttarakhand) News
by IANS | Updated Jan 12, 2023
The demolition is being done under the supervision of the Central Building Research Institute by teams of National Disaster Response Force, Public Works Department and State Disaster Response Force.
According to sources, the demolition of the hotels began after discussion on compensation was held between the property owners and the district administration.
The Uttarakhand government has announced an amount of Rs 1.5 lakh per affected family.
A State Disaster Response Force official has said the demolition would not be done in the night due to the cold weather and rainfall.
Earlier, the local residents were assured that they would be given appropriate compensation.
Later, people staging demonstrations against the demolition were also asked to disperse.
Inspector General of Police, Garhwal Range, Karan Singh Nagnyal all activities in the areas around the hotels that would be demolished have been stopped to ensure safety of the people.
The authorities have so far marked 723 houses unsafe.
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