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Panic spreads as cracks widen in HP town houses

24 November 2010

SHIMLA: For the 78,000-odd residents of pictureque Rekong Peo, about 250km from Shimla, the winter has come with a sinking feeling: scores of houses and government offices have developed cracks, which are widening by the day triggering panic in the town. Rekong Peo is the headquarters of the tribal Kinnaur district.

Even as the state government is waiting for experts from Geological Survey of India and scientists from IIT and Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, state PWD engineers have sounded an alarm. According to the engineers, the cracks that were just about 3cm wide about a month back have increased to over a ft, while the ground has sunk by over 10cms. …

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Panic-spreads-as-cracks-widen-in-HP-town-houses/articleshow/6979241.cms#ixzz16CGXbLHP

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Written by csirindia

November 24, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Posted in CBRI

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