Amid wait for breakthrough in the Uttarkashi tunnel rescue, heres the morning visuals from Silkyara where 41 workers are stranded after a part of the tunnel collapsed on November 12.
The former advisor of PMO, Bhaskar Khulbe, and Deputy Secretary of PMO, Mangesh Ghildiyal, appealed to all the concerned departments involved in the rescue operation (RVNL, Navyug, ONGC, State PWD, BRO and THDC) and asked them to provide the final report on progress in the rescue operation by evening.
It is learnt that instructions have been given to the rescue team to complete the rescue operation of the workers trapped in the tunnel as early as possible. Meanwhile, Bhasker Khulbe, Dy Sec Mangesh Ghildiyal and Secretary Disaster Management Ranjeet Sinha have left for Dehradun, as confirmed by Dr Neeraj Khanna, who is Secretary Nodal.
The rescue operation was put on hold on Sunday as the agencies involved in the effort set themselves up for the next stage — adopting multiple approaches to reach the trapped workers.
An area of under-construction tunnel collapsed from Silkyara to Dandalgaon on the Brahmakhal-Yamunotri National Highway in Uttarkashi leading to around 40 laborers getting trapped.