Saturday, December 2, 2023

Uttarakhand Tunnel Accident: Progress in rescue efforts, possibility of completion in 24 hours

Ranchi: The Jharkhand Labor Department representatives conducted an assessment of the under-construction tunnel on the Yamunotri National Highway, situated between Silkyara and Dandalgaon in Uttarkashi, following the recent accident. The representatives visited the tunnel site, interacted with Jharkhand workers, and gained insights into their situation. Additionally, they met with the Uttarkashi district administration to gather information about the ongoing rescue operation.

The representatives reported that the drilling process, utilizing high-capacity machines, has been initiated promptly. Approximately 28 meters of drilling has been completed, and if progress continues as expected, there is a possibility of completing the rescue operation within the next 24 hours. Despite the challenges posed by debris and stones hindering the rescue operation, all workers are confirmed to be safe.

They are receiving essential supplies such as oxygen, food, and water through pipes. The Labor Department representatives acknowledged the communication efforts with the families of the workers, ensuring updates on the situation through the State Migrant Control Room.

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