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Uttarkashi: NDRF team entered Silkyara tunnel, 41 bedded hospital ready, 30 ambulances on alert.

Uttarkashi Continuous efforts are being made to rescue the workers trapped in the Silkyara tunnel. Drilling is being done with an American auger machine and another six meter section of vertical pipe has been laid. To rescue the workers trapped in the tunnel, 45 meters of pipe has been laid out of the estimated 57 meters of debris. Workers have been trapped in front of this 57 meter debris for more than 10 days.

41 bedded hospital ready for laborers

After coming out of the 41 laborers trapped in the tunnel, a 41-bed hospital has been prepared at the Community Health Center in Chinyalisaur for their care. Officials said that a team of 15 doctors has been deployed on the spot. Apart from this, an eight-bed hospital has also been prepared in the control room to provide immediate medical care to the workers.

41 bedded hospital ready for laborers

30 ambulances and a helicopter ready

30 ambulances to take workers to hospital tunnel Has been kept ready outside. The ambulance is also equipped with modern systems. If there is a need to airlift the workers, a helicopter has also been kept on alert for that.

The workers will be taken out of the tunnel late tonight or Thursday morning.

With the resumption of drilling by American auger machine inside the under-construction tunnel in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, the rescue operation has gained momentum and the officials are hopeful that if there is no hindrance, some good news may come by late Wednesday night or Thursday morning. .

Work to evacuate workers intensifies

800 mm diameter pipe will help workers trapped in tunnel come out

To make a way for the workers to get out, the auger machine has been installed, which has so far penetrated 45 meters deep into the debris. Another 10-15 meters of debris still needs to be drilled in the tunnel. Pipes of 800 mm diameter are being drilled in the debris and workers will be able to crawl out through the constructed path.

41 workers are trapped in the tunnel since November 12

A part of the Silkyara tunnel under construction on the Chardham Yatra route in Uttarkashi district had collapsed on November 12, due to which workers were trapped on the other side of the debris, rescue operations are being carried out on a war footing to rescue them. On Monday, rescue workers were successful in inserting a 53 meter long six-inch pipeline through the debris, through which more food items are being delivered to the workers. The first pictures and video of the workers being safe were received early on Tuesday by sending an ‘endoscopic flexi’ camera through this pipeline. Conversations were also held with the workers through walkie-talkie. A wire, a microphone and a speaker have been sent to the other side of the debris and they are able to communicate well through headphones on this side. CCTV video of the workers trapped in the tunnel also appeared, in which everyone is seen safe.


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