UTTARKASHI, Nov. 28, 2023 (TBINN)
Pipes have been inserted up to 52 metres through the rubble at Silkyara Tunnel, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said today as efforts to rescue 41 workers trapped there continued for the 17th day.
The breakthrough point is 57 metres, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami told reporters in Silkyara.
Notably, rescuers need to dig through around 10 metres of rubble using rat-hole mining technique to bring out the workers. This drilling was earlier carried out by a huge auger machine that got stuck in the rubble on Friday at around 47 metres.