UTTARKASHI, November 19, 2023 (TBINN)
Uttarakhand’s Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, accompanied by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, will today conduct an on-site inspection of rescue operations going on in Uttarakhan’s Uttarkashi District, where 41 workers are trapped in a tunnel which partially collapsed eight days back.
We were trying to reach them horizontally, now we will also try vertically. A spot right above the tunnel has been identified and marked.
A hole will be drilled from there to reach there. The depth of the hole would be approximately 300-350 feet… The horizontal attempt of rescue would also begin from Barkot end of the tunnel, Uttarkashi D.F.O. of Uttarkashi D.P. Baluni, said.
A former advisor to P.M.O. Bhaskar Khulbe, revealed that efforts are on to bolster the entire area’s strength to the order that it remains totally safe for workers to approach the rescue work that is being intended. I feel that our concerted effort will yield good results in the coming four to five days, Bhaskar expected.
It is to be reminded here once again that under-construction tunnel between Silkyara and Dandalgaon on the Brahmakhal-Yamunotri National Highway collapsed in the early hours of November 12, 2023.