Rescue operation is being carried out for 10 days to rescue 41 laborers trapped due to tunnel collapse in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand. The agencies engaged in rescue got a big success on Monday. For the first time, pulses and khichdi were sent to the workers. This food was sent to the workers by filling it in bottles through a 6 inch wide pipe. Meanwhile, the video inside the tunnel has also surfaced for the first time. It can be seen in what conditions the workers are living in the tunnel. During this time, the officials involved in the rescue also talked to the workers through walkie talkie.
A camera has been sent into the tunnel through a pipe to know the condition of the workers and the people inside the tunnel. The situation inside the tunnel has been captured in this. The officials talked to the workers through walkie talkies. In the footage that has surfaced from inside the tunnel, it can be seen how they were forced to live in the tunnel for 10 days.
Colonel Deepak Patil, who was involved in the rescue of workers from the tunnel, said that we are trying to send food, mobile phones and chargers to the people trapped inside the tunnel. We will also try to establish WiFi connection inside. DRDO robots are also working.
food delivered through bottles
On Monday night, 24 bottles full of khichdi and dal were sent to the 41 laborers trapped in the tunnel. For the first time after 9 days, the workers got a full meal. Apart from this, orange, apple and lemon juice were also sent. Today porridge and other food items will be sent to the workers. Till now only multi vitamins, puffed rice and dry fruits were being sent through pipes. This food was delivered to the workers through a 6 inch wide pipe.
vertical drill machine arrived
5 plans have been made to evacuate the workers from the tunnel. At present the agencies are working on two plans. The first American auger machine is trying to insert 800-900 mm steel pipe into the tunnel debris. So that the workers can be taken out with the help of this pipe. 24 meters of excavation was also done with the auger machine. However, the machine malfunctioned. After this the work stopped. There is a possibility of starting drilling with auger machine again today.
On the other hand, there is also a plan for vertical drill. For this the machine has reached above the tunnel. This machine will start digging from today afternoon. It will dig from the top of the tunnel, so that the workers can be taken out directly from the top.
Workers are stranded for 10 days
Actually, the Silkyara Tunnel, located at a distance of about 30 kilometers from the Uttarkashi district headquarters, is part of the Central Government’s ambitious Chardham ‘All Weather Road’ (a road that remains open for movement in all weather) project. This tunnel being built on Brahmakhal-Yamunotri National Highway is 4.5 kilometers long. On November 12, a part of the tunnel collapsed. Due to this the workers got trapped inside the tunnel. Rescue operation is going on for 10 days to free them. But no significant success has been achieved so far.