Feb 07, 2013
Baramulla, Feb 7: Residents of Naie-Basti Bandi in north Kashmir's Uri town have expressed concern over the land slipping in the area.
Locals told Greater Kashmir that recent snow fall in the area has given rise to land slipping at Bandi. "Soon after the snow fall, huge cracks appeared and land at several places in our area is slipping. Some of the residential houses have developed cracks due to this phenomenon," they added.
"Around 20 residential houses face immediate risk of damage. We appeal to district administration to take immediate steps so that safety of the people is guaranteed," said Amir Hussain Khan of Bandi Uri. Meanwhile, Tehsildar Boniyar while said that there is no immediate threat to the life and property. "Despite, some cracks on the land surface at Bandi, there is no threat to the life and property. We visited the area today and took stock of the situation. We are assessing behaviour of the land," he added.