The tunnel between Silkyara and Dandalgaon on the Brahmakhal-Yamunotri nationwide freeway collapsed within the early hours of November 12.
Union Minister of State of Road Transport and Highways VK Singh took inventory of the operation on Thursday and mentioned that the federal government and all its businesses are making all efforts to complete within two to three days to rescue 40 staff trapped contained in the collapsed under-construction Silkyara tunnel in Uttarkashi.
“Government, all its agencies and experts with whom we can communicate–the efforts of all of us are aimed at rescuing the workers at the earliest. I have spoken with them and their morale is high. They understand that all efforts are being made for them and we are weighing all options to rescue them,” Singh advised reporters in Uttarkashi.
The tunnel between Silkyara and Dandalgaon on the Brahmakhal-Yamunotri nationwide freeway collapsed within the early hours of November 12. He additional mentioned that the labourers had been confined in a small house of about 2 kilometres within the particles and so they had been sending in meals and water and oxygen through a pipe to the trapped staff.
“Our priority is to rescue them sooner. Efforts are being made for this. All the agencies are putting effort into this. A new machine is working, whose power and speed are better than the old machine. Our effort is to complete this rescue operation within two to three days. We are also taking the help of international experts. They know that the government is working to rescue them,” the minister mentioned.
Earlier right this moment, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami mentioned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was reviewing the rescue operation to evacuate 40 staff. “We are in regular contact with the trapped. All the arrangements for them are being made there. Everyone is safe. Work was done by the NHIDCL and the tunnel was on the verge of completion. Just 400 metres were left… Now we will review it all… PM Modi is reviewing the rescue operation and is continuously in contact with all of us,” Dhami advised ANI.
The Chief Minister this morning additionally held a assessment assembly with senior officers on the state secretariat. Colonel Deepak Patil, who is main the rescue efforts of the National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL), mentioned, “Union Minister (General VK Singh (Retd) was here and he talked to the labourers. He assured them, and those labourers responded and they liked it.”
He mentioned that drilling work has resumed and rescue operations at the moment are transferring at a quick tempo. “The machine has drilled around 3 metres in half an hour but we cannot give you an exact time as speed could further increase or decrease.”
Colonel Patil mentioned that they’ve thought of a 3rd choice for which “equipment and machinery are already on wheels.”
However, he was optimistic that there was a excessive probability of the success of Plan B.Detailing the drilling course of additional, Colonel Patil mentioned they had been utilizing the New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM), which mixes a drill and blast method.
“The primary thought process behind this method is to monitor the deformations as you go in. More deformations, more caution, use more rock bolts and use more primary support,” he mentioned.
A portion of the tunnel that is being constructed between Silkyara and Dandalgaon on the Brahmakhal-Yamunotri National Highway collapsed within the early hours of Sunday following a landslide, trapping 40 staff inside.