Recent landslides in Nainital are warning of a major devastation and are owed to non-maintenance and encroachment of the drainage network meticulously planned during the British Raj.
Conceived in 1889 Nainital was to be connected by electricity powered 14 miles long 2.5 feet gauge train running over three lifts at a speed of 08 mph.
A wire ropeway for the carriage of goods between Kathgodam and Nainital was conceived way back in 1887. Present volume of passenger and goods movement between the two stations warrants exploring possibilities of materialising this dream.
Successful monitoring of the hill slope around the Naini lake by British Raj authorities highlights the importance of vision, resolve and will power over technology and resources.
Not many would believe, but the expert committee constituted 04 days after Sher-ka-Danda landslide carried out detailed field investigations, established the causes of slope instability, and recommended not only elaborate mitigation measures but also suitable implementation mechanism in just 19 days, and these were actually implemented on ground in less than 02 years. The Lake […]
More than the devastation caused in Nainital town, Sher-ka-Danda landslide of September 18, 1880 needs to be remembered not only by Disaster Managers but also by the masses for prompt and detailed post-disaster investigations, and enactment of not only mitigation but also monitoring measures undertaken during the British Raj. 18 सितम्बर 1880 को नैनीताल में […]
Conceived in 1918 Balia Nala hydroelectric power (HEP) project lighted up Nainital Municipality and provided water to its residents from 1922 to 1974, besides protecting the Balia ravine from erosion and earning revenue for the Municipality. 119 years after 1803 Garhwal Earthquake it was on September 1, 1922 that the lake city Nainital got regular electricity supply. […]