When the Uttarkashi Tunnel workers were rescued late on Tuesday night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was closely monitoring the entire evacuation process. According to sources, the Prime Minister was watching the entire process live on television. The entire Cabinet, including the Prime Minister, witnessed the rescue operation live. After safely evacuating the trapped workers, the Prime Minister became emotional. Union Minister Anurag Thakur said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi became “very emotional” during a cabinet meeting after learning that 41 laborers trapped inside the Uttarkashi Tunnel had been rescued after a 17-day arduous rescue operation. .
Briefing the media about the decisions taken in the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday night, the Union Minister said that even during the election campaign, PM Modi used to inquire about the condition of stranded laborers at least twice a day. Thakur told the press that this topic (news of rescue operation) was also discussed in the cabinet. The Prime Minister was quite emotional… Even during the election campaign, PM Modi used to get information about the situation at least twice a day from different sources. He said that the workers set the best example of team spirit. He said that one thing is certain, what is team spirit, what is leadership ability, this has been shown by our workers.
Earlier today, Chief Minister Dhami met the workers at the Chennaiyasaur Hospital, where they were taken after being rescued on Tuesday evening. After his meeting, Dhami confirmed that the staff was doing well. He was then taken to AIIMS Rishikesh where he underwent a medical examination. The Sulkiara tunnel, part of the Centre’s ambitious Char Dham project, collapsed on November 12 due to a landslide. Of the 41 people, eight belonged to Uttar Pradesh, 15 to Jharkhand, two to Uttarakhand, five to Bihar, three to West Bengal, five to Odisha, two to Assam and one to Himachal Pradesh. The first workers were brought out after several painful setbacks, during which rescue efforts were halted when heavy drills were used to break apart the debris, forcing workers to adopt risky methods.