Holy land of Joshimath on the brink: OTV assesses situation on ground zero

Efforts are also underway to evacuate other people to safer places. OTV visited Joshimath to access the reality on the ground as several people are still living in fear and a lot of apprehension

OTV Ground Report

The images of land caving in and cracks in several houses and roads in Joshimath in Uttarakhand are enough to send chills down anybody’s spine. The state government has declared Joshimath as a ‘landslide-subsidence zone’ and made arrangements for the evacuation of people after nearly 600 houses developed cracks.

Efforts are also underway to evacuate other people to safer places. OTV visited Joshimath to access the reality on the ground as several people are still living in fear and a lot of apprehension. Several areas have been declared ‘no entry zones’ while NDRF and SDRF teams have been deployed as precautionary measure.