Location

Arlington, Virginia

Session Start Date

8-11-2008

Session End Date

8-16-2008

Abstract

Uttarkashi Township, located on the toe of the Varunavat Parvat, in the State of Uttarakhand in North India is known for having a history of a number of natural disasters. One of such disaster was a major landslide on the slopes of the Varunavat Parvat, in the year 2003. There had been huge loss of property of residential complexes, office buildings, hotels and many other business apartments. The risk of further such slides continuously hovered over the town which was the serious concern of District and State Authorities. An integrated approach of long term stabilization measures with flattening of slopes with suitable berms, effective drainage arrangement (surface & sub-surface), suitable erosion control measures , multistage protection measures by providing catch pits, wide platforms, retaining walls and construction of tunnel on the national highway for mitigating the rock fall hazards are being adopted, to minimize the impact of disaster in future so that people of Uttarkashi Town can live safely without fear. The paper highlights the description of the problem, probable causes of the Landslide, Geology of the area, stability analysis, measures adopted for averting future landslide and subsequent rock fall hazards

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Sixth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

8-11-2008

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2008 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Integrated Approach for Stabilisation of Varunavat Parvat Landslide – A Case Study

Arlington, Virginia

Uttarkashi Township, located on the toe of the Varunavat Parvat, in the State of Uttarakhand in North India is known for having a history of a number of natural disasters. One of such disaster was a major landslide on the slopes of the Varunavat Parvat, in the year 2003. There had been huge loss of property of residential complexes, office buildings, hotels and many other business apartments. The risk of further such slides continuously hovered over the town which was the serious concern of District and State Authorities. An integrated approach of long term stabilization measures with flattening of slopes with suitable berms, effective drainage arrangement (surface & sub-surface), suitable erosion control measures , multistage protection measures by providing catch pits, wide platforms, retaining walls and construction of tunnel on the national highway for mitigating the rock fall hazards are being adopted, to minimize the impact of disaster in future so that people of Uttarkashi Town can live safely without fear. The paper highlights the description of the problem, probable causes of the Landslide, Geology of the area, stability analysis, measures adopted for averting future landslide and subsequent rock fall hazards