40 workers still trapped in Uttarkashi tunnel; Heavy drill machine installed to expedite rescue work
The officials of the NHIDCL are confident of completing the rescue operation successfully today. Read further on Dynamite News:
Uttarkashi: Relief and rescue operations in the Uttarkashi tunnel collapse incident are underway for the fifth day to rescue the 40 trapped workers.
An under-construction tunnel between Silkyara and Dandalgaon on the Brahmakhal-Yamunotri national highway collapsed in the early hours of November 12.
"The installation work of the machines airlifted from Delhi has been done and the rescue operation work is underway," Anshu Manish Khulko, National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) Tunnel Project Director said.
In the meantime, Union Minister and former Army chief General VK Singh took stock of the operation on Thursday and said that "we are trying our best."
"The rescue operation is underway; we have full hope. We are trying our best," VK Singh said after arriving at the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarkashi.
The officials of the National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited are confident of completing the rescue operation successfully today.
"We have the support of the administration... We will succeed in this (rescue process). The machine is 99.99% installed. I want to inform everyone not to get misled... Everyone is fine; they don't need medical help. But still, the medical team is here..." NHIDCL PRO Girdharilaal said. (with ANI inputs)