Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami on Monday assured the members of the family of the 40 staff, who had been trapped after an under-construction tunnel collapsed in Uttarkashi, that they are going to be rescued quickly from the tunnel.
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Addressing a a press convention on the State Catastrophe Operation Middle on Monday, Dhami stated, “40 people are trapped inside the Silkyara Tunnel located on the Uttarkashi-Yamnotri road. Food and water along with oxygen are continuously being provided to all the people inside… Communication has been established with them. All of them are safe and I assure all the family members of the trapped people that they will be soon rescued from the tunnel…Teams are present on the spot and rescue work is underway…”
Earlier within the day, Dhami reached the location to supervise rescue operations.
The employees have been trapped for almost 30 hours now.
A portion of the tunnel being constructed between Silkyara and Dandalgaon on the Brahmakhal-Yamunotri Nationwide Freeway caved in on Sunday morning.
Based on 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.
The chief minister stated the Centre and his authorities had been working collectively to rescue the trapped labourers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union House Minister Amit Shah and Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav have taken an in depth replace on the rescue operations and warranted of all attainable assist, he added.
The officers, in the meantime, stated makes an attempt had been additionally being made to stabilise the consistently falling free particles contained in the tunnel.
An almost 30-metre stretch of the tunnel, being constructed by the Nationwide Highways & Infrastructure Improvement Company Restricted (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 businesses, together with the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Pressure (NDRF), State Catastrophe Response Pressure (SDRF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), have been happening since Sunday morning.
With inputs from businesses