Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

For over six decades Kaliasaur landslide (Lat. 30° 14' 30" N, Long. 78° 55' 50" E) is a nightmare on the Hardwar-Badrinath road in the Garhwal Himalaya. Located on a sharp bend on the left bank of river Alaknanda, it has emerged as a multi-tier repetitive major landslide, retrogressive in nature. Both surficial and deep seated movements have been monitored. The sliding in the upper layers have been predominantly in the colluvium but where interfaces of quartzite and shale participates, the sliding surfaces have been better defined and discrete. In the present paper, the authors have highlighted the geological, geomorphological and morphometric parameters to diagnose the factors responsible for instability of slope and the magnitude of the problems involved. A scheme of remedial measures which .include modification of existing drainage pattern, timber piling for stitching of debris cover on to the slope, construction of retaining walls and putting back the vegetation on the slope are recommended for control of the landslide.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1988

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1988 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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A Geological Appraisal of Slope Instability and Proposed Remedial Measures at Kaliasaur Slide on National Highway, Garwal Himalaya

For over six decades Kaliasaur landslide (Lat. 30° 14' 30" N, Long. 78° 55' 50" E) is a nightmare on the Hardwar-Badrinath road in the Garhwal Himalaya. Located on a sharp bend on the left bank of river Alaknanda, it has emerged as a multi-tier repetitive major landslide, retrogressive in nature. Both surficial and deep seated movements have been monitored. The sliding in the upper layers have been predominantly in the colluvium but where interfaces of quartzite and shale participates, the sliding surfaces have been better defined and discrete. In the present paper, the authors have highlighted the geological, geomorphological and morphometric parameters to diagnose the factors responsible for instability of slope and the magnitude of the problems involved. A scheme of remedial measures which .include modification of existing drainage pattern, timber piling for stitching of debris cover on to the slope, construction of retaining walls and putting back the vegetation on the slope are recommended for control of the landslide.