In a serious breakthrough on Tuesday morning, the rescue officers — who had been working round the clock to achieve the employees trapped inside a tunnel in Uttarakhand for the final 10 days — have managed to seize their pictures by an endoscopy digicam.
The endoscopy digicam was despatched contained in the tunnel by a six-inch pipe that was pushed by the rubble final evening to ship meals for the employees.
Rescue officers additionally spoke to some employees by radio handsets. Within the video, the rescue officers are seen asking the employees to come back in entrance of the digicam.
“Aap camera ke paas walkie talkie pe aake baat karein (Come in front of the camera and talk to us through the Walkie Talkie),” a rescue employee is heard asking them.
The rescuers have been despatched khichdi in glass bottles, their first scorching meal in 10 days, by the pipe final evening. Earlier, solely dry fruits and water might be despatched in for them.
Rescue operation in-charge Colonel Deepak Patil stated the employees can even be despatched mobiles, and chargers by the pipe.
Over the previous week, a number of makes an attempt to rescue the employees had failed owing to a number of challenges, together with the topography and the character of rocks within the space and immense particles.
The Centre has devised a five-option motion plan that contain drilling from three sides to entry the trapped employees. 5 totally different businesses have been tasked with finishing up every operation.
Two tunnels can be drilled horizontally from the correct and left sides of the principle tunnel, whereas a vertical shaft can be drilled from the highest of the tunnel.
The round the clock rescue work is being carried out by a number of businesses, together with NDRF, SDRF, BRO, and the ITBP. A world tunnelling knowledgeable crew additionally arrived on the spot yesterday. A robotics crew from defence analysis group DRDO has additionally reached.
41 employees have been caught since final Sunday after a portion of the tunnel caved in. Officers stated that every one employees are secure and are being provided meals and water by metal pipes which have been drilled into the opening.
The under-construction tunnel that has collapsed is a part of the bold Char Dham challenge, a nationwide infrastructure initiative to boost connectivity to the Hindu pilgrimage websites of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.