Dehradun: As work to rescue 41 construction workers trapped in an Uttarakhand tunnel continues for the 13th day, only 15 meters of drilling work remains to reach them, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said.
The work to rescue 41 construction workers trapped in an Uttarakhand tunnel has been delayed due to unforeseen obstacles, officials said. An 800 mm diameter pipeline is being constructed inside the rubble to bring out those trapped inside. While it was said that they would crawl through this pipe, efforts are being made to bring them on wheeled stretchers. NDRF conducted the rehearsal for this today.
It was reported that the drilling work was delayed due to a technical fault in the American ‘Auger’ machine yesterday. It has been reported that the machine has been fixed but it may take some time to start the work. However, they expressed hope that the rescue operations would resume in earnest soon.
Current Status: Only 15 meters of drilling remains to rescue the workers. That is, two pipes of 6 meters length each should be installed. Senior officials and the National Disaster Management Authority said that after reaching the first 6 meters, 51-52 meters, we can easily reach the workers. The National Disaster Management Authority also said that the state and central governments are cooperating to save the ‘sons of India’. Uttarakhand Chief Minister PS Thami inspected the tunnel rescue operation. He then directed the officials to carry out the last phase of the rescue operation speedily and with full caution.
What happened? 4.5 km between Silkyara – Barkot as part of Chardham Expressway project in Uttarakhand. On the 12th, there was a landslide in the tunnel being constructed at a distance. Due to this, 41 workers are trapped inside the tunnel. While rescue operations are in full swing, the auger drilling machine broke down while the rescue team was drilling 46.8 meters within touching distance of the workers yesterday. As a result, rescue operations were stopped on Thursday night. DRTO tried to use mini-drones and robots to communicate with workers trapped inside the mine. Meanwhile, rescue operations were put on hold after an auger machine broke down amid drilling operations on Thursday.
Meanwhile, doctors have described the steps being taken to relieve the stress of the 41 workers trapped inside the mine. Dr Rohit Gondwal, one of the psychiatrists present at the rescue site, said, “We decided to provide ludo, chess and decks of cards to relieve the stress of the workers inside. Rescue operations are delayed due to various reasons. “The insiders told us that they play cop games and do yoga to relieve their stress,” another medical expert said. ” He said that.