Landslides again in Uttarakhand, hampering rescue operations, know the condition of workers.

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The workers are still trapped in the Uttarakhand tunnel.

Uttarakhand: Efforts to rescue 40 laborers who were trapped for more than 3 days due to the collapse of a section of the under-construction Sulkiara tunnel on the Yamunotri National Highway suffered a setback when construction of an ‘escape tunnel’ began. Drilling had to be stopped. Due to fresh landslides, officials in Uttarkashi said that till 12.30 am on Tuesday, drilling work to insert large-diameter mild steel pipes in the rubble was underway but had to be stopped mid-way due to landslides. Meanwhile, the auger machine installed for drilling in the Sulkiara tunnel is also reported to have malfunctioned.

Debris fell in the tunnel on Tuesday night as well.

Earlier on Tuesday night too, debris fell from above in the tunnel. In the stampede that followed, two rescue workers were slightly injured and had to be taken to a makeshift hospital outside the tunnel for treatment. DGP Ashok Kumar said in Dehradun that discussions have been held with the Indian Air Force and soon large machines will be sent from Delhi to the site to evacuate the workers from the tunnel. Two Hercules aircraft from Delhi will be flown to Chinyalesur airport near the accident site with supplies for relief operations from where they will be flown to Sulkiara.

A new platform will be built for the machines.

According to the information received from the police control room in Sulkiara, the platform designed for installing the agar machine will be demolished and a new platform for larger machines will be constructed. It took almost a full day on Tuesday to build the platform to install the Agar machine for horizontal drilling in the rubble. The wait for the workers trapped in the tunnel since Sunday morning is getting longer due to the interruption in the relief work. State Disaster Management Secretary Ranjit Sinha on Monday hoped that the workers would be evacuated by Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

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Large machines have been sent to evacuate the workers.

The tunnel sank 270 meters from the mouth.

After unveiling a new plan to evacuate the workers by making an ‘escape tunnel’ through a 900 mm diameter pipe, Uttarkashi District Magistrate Abhishek Rohila on Tuesday said that if all goes well, the workers will be evacuated by Wednesday. will be taken. However, all the workers trapped in the tunnel are said to be safe and oxygen, water, dry fruits and other food items, electricity, medicine etc. are being continuously supplied through pipes. About 30 meters of the Chardham All-Weather Road Project tunnel, 270 meters inside the mouth from the Sulkiara side, collapsed and laborers have been trapped inside since then.

The relief campaign is being conducted on war footing.

The rescue and relief operation to evacuate the workers is going on on war footing. A team of 160 rescue personnel from National Disaster Response Force, State Disaster Response Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Border Roads Organization is engaged in rescue operations day and night. A local priest also performed pooja on the spot to protect the trapped workers. On the occasion of closing the gates of the Gangotri temple, prayers were also offered for the safe exit of the workers. Officials are going inside the tunnel and talking to the workers through the pipe, encouraging them, official sources said.

Workers are being made to talk to families.

The management and police officials are informing the families of the workers about the rescue efforts and forcing them to talk to the workers. Uttarkashi Chief Medical Officer RCS Panwar said that a 6-bed temporary hospital has been set up near the tunnel. He said that apart from this, medical teams with 10 ambulances are also deployed at the spot to provide immediate medical assistance to the laborers when they come out. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami is constantly taking information from the authorities about the workers trapped in the tunnel and the steps being taken to rescue them.

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