1. Red alert as Uttarakhand’s Varunavat Mountain splits, landslides feared

Red alert as Uttarakhand’s Varunavat Mountain splits, landslides feared

Indira Colony and Jansu residents in Uttarkashi region of Uttarakhand state in north India are expecting a landslides in the wake of the Varunavat Mountain developing a 25-meter-long and 4-5 -inch wide crack.

By: | Uttarkashi | Published: July 19, 2015 12:02 PM

Indira Colony and Jansu residents in Uttarkashi region of Uttarakhand state in north India are expecting a landslides in the wake of the Varunavat Mountain developing a 25-meter-long and 4-5 -inch wide crack.

Houses situated at the foot of the mountain are specially under high risk.

District Magistrate Indudhar Bodai said he is aware of the situation and has issued orders to block the road in front of the Tamba Khani tunnel.

A few cracks have also reportedly occurred on stairs constructed for treatment of the mountain.

A report for the same has been sent to the administration, following which two teams of geo-scientists have been deployed for surveying the damage at the spot, and to recommend appropriate solutions.

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