Red alert as Varunavat Mountain splits, landslides feared

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

Uttarkashi: Indira Colony and Jansu residents in India`s Uttarkashi region are expecting a landslide 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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