Rescue operations continue in full swing to save the 41 trapped workers
Rescue operations are continuing in full swing to save the 41 trapped workers at Silkyara Tunnel in Uttarkashi. The government is making all efforts to keep up the morale of the workers trapped in the two-kilometre-built tunnel portion.
Road Transport and Highways Ministry said electricity and water are available in this portion of the tunnel and workers are being provided food items and medicines through a four-inch compressor pipeline.
A major breakthrough has been achieved today as National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited, NHIDCL has completed drilling of another six-inch diameter pipeline for the supply of food, medicines, and other essential items. Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd, RVNL is also working on another vertical pipeline for the supply of essential items.
Various government agencies have been involved in the rescue operation and have been assigned specific tasks. These agencies are working tirelessly for the safe evacuation of the workerseet