The 41 labourers have been trapped in the tunnel for more than a week.
Dehradun: As many as 41 labourers trapped in a portion of the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district have been rescued for the past one week, officials said. Meanwhile, the first pictures of the laborers trapped in the tunnel have surfaced. In the pictures that have surfaced, the laborers trapped in the tunnel are seen wearing safety helmets. According to the information, 41 laborers trapped in the tunnel were sent hot food for the first time.
The 41 labourers have been trapped in the tunnel for more than a week. The rescue team has not been able to remove them yet. Due to excessive debris and soil from above, there is a problem in the rescue operation. Meanwhile, on Monday (November 20), the new 6-inch pipeline managed to deliver solid food to these laborers for the first time. The rescue team sent hot khichdi in a bottle to these laborers from this pipe. They have become weak due to not getting proper food for so many days.
A cook named Hemant made khichdi for the 41 laborers trapped in the tunnel. He said that this is the first time that hot food is being sent for the laborers. Hemant told ANI, "We are just sending khichdi. We only have to cook what we have been recommended."
The accident took place on November 12.
A portion of the under-construction 4.5-km-long Silkyara tunnel on the Brahmakhal-Yamunotri highway collapsed on November 12. Under the Chardham project, this tunnel is being built between Silkyara and Dandalgaon on the Brahmakhal and Yamunotri National Highway. The incident took place at 12 am on November 4. Soil fell up to 200 meters inside 60 meters of the tunnel's entry point. In this, 41 laborers were trapped inside.