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Evidence of crumbling ground high in the Himalayas

The Himalayas are a living, moving giant that are figuring out their fate in a cycle of upthrustings and weatherings as a young teenager on the geomorphic scale.

The blessing of living in the Himalayas during a time of rising prices is tinged with the knowledge that the priceless gift of clean mountain air is accompanied by a gas bill for “freight charges” associated with transporting goods from the plains. Like most things in life, the public’s admiration for the Himalayas as a symbol of our higher human instincts is tempered by paradoxes.

The 350 km hill route in Uttarakhand between Rishikesh and Badrinath, which was finished in the 1960s, has been continuously extended to handle military and pilgrim traffic. The owners of dhabas and homestays are happy about higher take-out orders, and drivers from the plains welcome a speedier surface.

Source- Hindustan times

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