Our Minister for Earth Science, Harsh Vardhan {did you know we had a minister for Earth Science?} recently launched a report detailing which parts of Delhi are likely to be severely affected in event of an earthquake.

The report is based on the study of the kind of rocks in a particular area, groundwater levels, soil quality and how this can all affect buildings and structures in case of an earthquake.  

The high risk zones are concentrated in East, Central and Northern Delhi. So, areas like Gita Colony, Sarita Vihar, Shikarpur, Paschim Vihar, Wazirabad, North Campus, Rithala, Rohini, Jahangirpuri, Bawana, Karol Bagh and Janakpuri all fall under the “very high risk” index. Places like Hauz Khas, Burari, Najafgarh and IGI Airport also fall under the high risk zone.

Meanwhile AIIMS, Vasant Kunj, Naraina, JNU and Ashok Vihar are among the safest places, and fall under the “least” seismic risk index. 

Read more here.

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