The Rapid Action Force (RAF) which was deployed by the Centre in the city left on February 5. The team was expected to stay in Joshimath till February 10 to carry out inspections and investigations in various affected areas. Scientists of the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) said that crackometers had been installed in more than 60 houses
In view of the cracks, along with the obstruction of the road to Badrinath Dham, the contact of the Indian Army with the China border may also be cut off. After visiting the area, Geologist Prof M.P.S. Bisht said that the cracks' pattern is parallel. Apart from this, the sinking of the huge stones on the side of the road is also becoming a cause of concern for the government.