After Joshimath, NGT to study ‘capacity-stretched’ Mussoorie | India News

DEHRADUN: According to suo motu media awareness reports that Josimath Land subsidence is a warning for hill towns like music are operating beyond their carrying capacity, National Green Court (NGT) has now established a nine-member committee headed by Uttarakhand chief secretary to conduct a comprehensive study of the ‘Queen of Hills’.
The Green Court, earlier this week, commented that the unplanned construction beyond the load capacity was “a warning to Mussoorie,” one of Uttarakhand’s most famous hill stations, and “the material under Its surface is being displaced by large-scale construction activities.” It directed the research report on Mussoorie to be presented by April 30 and the next hearing to take place on May 16.
The bench, including NGT president Justice AK Goel, also said that “a comprehensive study of the load capacity of ecologically sensitive areas in the Himalayan region is imperative to protect the environment.” ” and directed research on the current situation in Mussoorie, where residents recently highlighted that part of the Landour market, a popular tourist street, was “sink”.
An earlier NGT notice was issued on the matter specifically to the state PCB, the secretary of environment and urban development and the district judge Dehradun on January 17. In response, the district judge added ( ADM) KK Mishra has stated that an inspection was carried out on January 12 regarding soil seepage and subsidence of the road adjacent to the buildings at the Landour market.
Mishra adds that “some 4-5 storey buildings have been directed to be demolished because they are in a dilapidated state and do not have a proper stormwater drainage system which is causing the drains and roads to subside. ” Notably, the NGT, in its latest observation, stated that “the ADM statement confirms to a certain extent that the possibility of a disaster in Mussoorie cannot be ruled out unless safeguards are taken. protection is performed”.
The Green Court also pointed out that “the carrying capacity (of the town) was studied in 2001, which showed that no further construction was possible. The Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority failed to carry out the aforementioned study and take remedial measures… Excessive traffic congestion adds to the burden on mountain roads.” Because the tunnel and cable car were “damaged” in Joshimath, the court said “the proposed tunnel beneath Mussoorie is too dangerous.”


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