‘Early warning system needed to predict any disaster correctly’
‘The satellite images of the higher mountains, rivers, lakes etc should be taken and then scientific study by experts could help us in a big way. The disaster-prone areas should be identified with latest techniques and people should be shifted at safer places, he added.
He further said that the older practice of using high explosives for road construction is not suitable in the Himalayan mountain ranges. Instead, we need silent explosives in the form of cracks and drills which are more suitable considering the fragile environment of the higher mountains regions. It is time-consuming process, but the construction is long-lasting and perennial.
‘We are focussing on modern and eco-friendly engineering practices in the road construction in higher hills. Tunnels are better options for road connectivity, and there is less harm to the mountains. We need holistic approach in the development process’, Lt Gen (retd) MC Badhani added.
‘We are also planning to promote local architecture instead of modern architecture in the ongoing re-construction work in the disaster-hit areas of our state’, he further added.