All 40 staff trapped after an under-construction tunnel collapsed in Uttarkashi are secure and communication has been established with them, officers stated on Monday as Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami reached the positioning to supervise rescue operations.
Rescuers who labored in a single day attempting to arrange an escape passage for the labourers have supplied them with meals and water, the Silkyara police management room stated. The staff have been trapped for almost 30 hours now.
A portion of the tunnel being constructed between Silkyara and Dandalgaon on the Brahmakhal-Yamunotri National Highway caved in on Sunday morning.
According to an inventory of the trapped staff issued by the District Emergency Operation Centre, 15 are from Jharkhand, eight from Uttar Pradesh, 5 from Orissa, 4 from Bihar, three from West Bengal, two every from Uttarakhand and Assam and one from Himachal Pradesh.
Talking to reporters after inspecting the positioning, Mr. Dhami stated all efforts had been being made for the secure rescue of all these trapped within the particles.
“Safely rescuing the trapped workers is our priority. The rescue operation is being carried out expeditiously. I want to assure the families of the trapped labourers that they will be rescued soon,” he stated.
The Chief Minister stated the Centre and his authorities had been working collectively to rescue the trapped labourers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav have taken an in depth replace on the rescue operations and guaranteed of all doable assist, he added.
The officers, in the meantime, stated makes an attempt had been additionally being made to stabilise the always falling free particles contained in the tunnel. An almost 30-metre stretch of the tunnel, being constructed by the National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL), has been affected by the cave-in.
NHIDCL Director Anshu Manish Khalko stated free particles hampering the rescue efforts was being stabilised utilizing shotcrete – a course of involving spraying concrete.
Rescue efforts by personnel from a number of companies, together with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), have been happening since Sunday morning.
Mr. Khalko stated, “All the trapped labourers are safe. They have been contacted several times on walkie-talkie and edibles and drinking water have been supplied to them.”
District Magistrate Abhishek Ruhela went contained in the tunnel on Monday morning to evaluation the rescue efforts and talk about the technique to avoid wasting the labourers.
Mr. Dhami was accompanied by Garhwal Commissioner Vinay Shankar Pandey as he arrived in Silkyara to evaluate the state of affairs.
The officers are optimistic concerning the security of the trapped labourers as sufficient oxygen was made accessible to them by means of a water pipeline.