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Nitin Gadkari after inspecting Uttarkashi tunnel crash site

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. PTI File

Union minister Nitin Gadkari, who visited the Uttarkashi tunnel collapse web site on Sunday morning, stated he expects the rescuers will be capable of attain the victims who’re trapped inside it in one other two to two-and-a-half days.

“If the auger machine works properly, we will be able to reach them (victims) in the next 2 to 2.5 days,” Gadkari informed the reporters from the tunnel web site. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami additionally accompanied the Union minister.

Minister Gadkari apprised that these non-public tunnel specialists working for varied organisations within the area have additionally been roped in for the rescue efforts.

Meals, medication, and oxygen had been being supplied to these trapped inside by means of pipes. Work is on for an additional alternate provide line in case of any exigencies which will come up within the first line.

“There is light and ample space inside the tunnel and the victims are able to move around; the communication line is on,” Gadkari informed reporters, including their morale was excessive.

Stating that the geology and terrain within the Himalayas are very tough, the efforts to rescue the employees are on a warfare footing. Notably, the rescue efforts have now entered eighth day.

Additional, the Union Minister urged folks not to attract any early conclusions concerning the incident.

“Early diagnosis of anything is not advisable. We are going into the details and investigating it. Please cooperate with us to keep the morale of the victims high.”

“It will take some time to find out what the technical reasons are, and we are honestly working on that,” Gadkari added.

The under-construction tunnel between Silkyara and Dandalgaon on the Brahmakhal-Yamunotri nationwide freeway collapsed within the early hours of November 12.

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