Srinagar: A team of experts from Geological Survey of India (GSI) reached Duksar, Dalwa, in Gool SD on Tuesday to ascertain the reasons for sinking of the land and geological event in the areas in Ramban district. SDM, Tanveer Ul Majeed, JKAS, facilitated the experts, according to officials.
The “sinking” of land has so far rendered 16 families homeless besides damaging a 500-metre stretch of now closed Sangaldan-Gool road, the officials said.
Ramban Deputy Commissioner Mussarat Islam visited the village and interacted with the affected families on Monday, assuring them of every possible help from the administration in their rehabilitation.
He directed the Gool Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Tanveer-ul-Majeed Wani, to process relief cases of damaged houses on war-footing under SDRF to provide assistance to victims in the shortest possible time.
Islam said a total of 16 affected families have been shifted to safer places, besides providing tents, blankets and utensils to them.
The land sinking in the village started on Friday and so far 16 houses were damaged, with three of them developing cracks on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday.
Also electricity supply to a dozen panchayats in Gool was snapped following damage to the 33-kV power transmission line passing through the village.