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GSI Identifies 13 Sensitive Zones in Himachal

Sunil Sharma

HTWGeological Survey of India (GSI) has done mapping of those parts of Himachal Pradesh that remain affected most of landslide incidents during the monsoon season. GSI has identified 13 such sensitive areas in Himachal. These include earthquake sensitive zones and religious tourist places too. GSI has done similar mapping in Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir too. This two years project was started in April 2014 which include the studies of North West areas of Himalaya. These include religious places, road corridors, Narkanda-Rampur-Khab road, Kangra-Dharamshala-Sihunta-Dalhousie road, Kalka-Shimla narrow gauge railway track and Rohru-Narkanda-Theog-Chail-Solan road. These all areas were studied in detail in geological mapping. Notably the need for such survey was felt after tragic disaster that shocked entire Uttarakhand in 2013. GSI also tries to put in preventive measures in such areas in cooperation with the agencies of the respective states. About 87 areas in Satluj valley district Kinnaur have been analysed as sensitive in respect of landslides. Shri Naina Devi temple area in Bilaspur, Bilaspur-Kiratpur road, three areas in Shimla town, 19 areas in Kullu and Mandi, four areas in Satluj valley Kullu, 30 areas in Satluj river valley Shimla and Kullu, 20 areas in Kullu and Kinnaur, two areas in Baira dam site Chamba, 175 areas in Beas valley Kangratwo areas in Dalhousie, one area between Sanawara railway station to Kalka-Shimla railway trackand kandon area of Sirmour district have been told as sensitive by GSI.  It is notable that numerous incidents of landslides are reported along side major roads during monsoon in Kinnaur, Kullu, Shimla, Chamba and Kangra. Sinking of few villages of Rekong Peo and adjoining areas in Kinnaur district had remained in headlines. However the mapping of these areas by geological Survey of  India could help now in taking preventive measures in these areas.

*  Geological Survey of India (GSI) carried a mapping of landslide sensitive areas of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir

*  Earthquake prone areas were also identified

*  Situation grim from Kinnaur to Chamba in Himachal

Nine New Fire Stations in Himachal

Himachal This Week

HTWNine new fire stations will be opened soon in different districts of Himachal Pradesh to counter the fire incidents. These will start operating as soon as they will get their building. New fire stations have been announced on the demand of residents of Shimla, Kangra, Chamba, Una and Solan districts owing to big fire incidents here. About 63 new posts have also been created for these new fire stations. These posts will be filled on contract basis. The state government has issued the notification in this regard and has directed to manage buildings for new fire stations, so as to provide help to citizens in case of fire incidents. These nine fire stations will be opened in five districts of Himachal. The government has directed to open these fire stations with immediate effect to counter fire incidents.  These fire stations will come up at Nagrota Bagwan, Jaisinghpur and Jawali in Kangra district; Chopal and Kumarsain in Shimla district; Churah and Kharamukh in Chamba district; Tahliwal in Una district and Arki in Solan district. These fire stations has also opened employment opportunities for youth as 63 posts have been created to fill in these fire stations.

63 Posts Created

The department has asked for nine posts of lead fireman, 36 posts of fireman and 18 posts of driver cum operator to ensure the proper functioning of nine new fire stations . All these posts will be filled on contract basis. Besides this, quick response vehicle and water tenders will also be provided for proper functioning of these fire stations.

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