'Through 6-inch pipeline, food, medicines will be sent…’: CM Dhami on rescue ops 

CM Dhami, while speaking on rescue ops in Uttarkashi tunnel collapse, has said that central agencies, SDRF and state administration teams are engaged and are working tirelessly.

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As continuous efforts are made to rescue the trapped workers in the Uttarkashi tunnel collapse, now Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, who is personally supervising this incident, said that they are working on a war footing to evacuate all the workers safely.

CM Dhami on rescue ops in Uttarkashi tunnel collapse

Taking it to X, the chief minister said, “As part of the ongoing rescue operation to rescue workers trapped inside the tunnel under construction in Silkyara, Uttarkashi, a 6-inch-diameter pipeline has been successfully laid across the debris. Now through this, food items, medicines and other goods will be easily sent to the workers as per the requirement.”

Further, he said that the central agencies, State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and state administration teams engaged in rescue operations are working tirelessly.

He tweeted in Hindi, “We are working on a war footing to evacuate all the workers safely.”

A rescue operation is still underway to rescue the trapped workers who have been stuck since November 12.

On Day 9 of rescue ops at the Silkyara tunnel collapse site, the rescuers achieved a breakthrough by pushing a six-inch pipeline through the rubble of the collapsed portion, where 41 workers are stranded.

Food, electricity & water send to stranded workers

To provide food to the stranded, hot Khichdi was sent to them for the first time through its 6-inch alternative lifeline.

Moreover, electricity and water are available in the tunnel and workers are provided food items and medicines through a 4-inch compressor pipeline.

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also had a telephone conversation with CM Dhami and took stock of the rescue operation underway.