Rescue operation of 41 laborers trapped in the tunnel continues on the 9th day, now preparations for vertical drilling
Prevention from Uttarkashi Tunnel collapse: 41 laborers trapped in the Silkyara tunnel of Uttarkashi for the last 8 days are still battling for life and death and the rescue operation is still going on through six different options, it is likely to take two more days. There is one and a half day time to save the workers
Rescue operation is going on war footing
Today is the 9th day of 41 laborers being trapped inside the tunnel in Uttarkashi and the rescue work is going on war footing. Drilling was suspended yesterday. Another big pipeline is being laid to deliver essential goods to the workers trapped in the debris. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, after inspecting the rescue operations yesterday, said that currently work is going on on 6 options and the entire operation may take two to two and a half days.
Preparing for ‘vertical’ drilling
Now preparations are being made for ‘vertical’ drilling above the tunnel to rescue 41 laborers trapped in the tunnel. The workers are trapped inside the tunnel where open space, light, food, water and oxygen are available. However, as today is the 9th day, the danger is continuously increasing and according to information received from sources, some workers have also complained that they are ill. State Disaster Management Secretary Ranjit Kumar Sinha said preparations are underway to restart the auger machine to drill the tunnel and lay the pipe.