Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday of the progress in the ongoing rescue work after the team made a significant breakthrough on Monday. PM Modi spoke to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami after a six-inch pipeline was pushed through the fallen Silkyara tunnel rubble and audio-visual connectivity was restored.
Taking to X CM Pushkar Singh Dhami said, “Respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi called again today and took information about the relief and rescue operations of the workers trapped in the tunnel under construction in Silkyara, Uttarkashi. On this occasion, the PM was informed about the successful construction of a 6-inch diameter pipeline across the debris and the delivery of food and other essential items to the workers through it.”
CM Dhami further stated that the Prime Minister was briefed about the chat with the stranded workers and their health condition via an endoscopic flexi camera.
“PM was also informed about the conversation with labour brothers with the help of endoscopic flexi camera and their efficiency. The Prime Minister also said that it is our top priority to evacuate all the labour brothers safely,” he added.
After audio-visual communication was established with the trapped workers and a six-inch pipeline was put through the debris of the collapsed section of the Silkyara tunnel, CM Dhami had voiced hope that the workers will soon escape safely.
CM Pushkar Singh Dhami said, “All agencies, engineers, technicians and experts are working on it. With their hard work, food is now being sent through the six-inch pipeline. This is definitely encouraging for us. We pray to God for the rescue operation to conclude at the earliest and for all our workers to come out safely. PM Modi is collecting details every day and providing all possible help to us. I gave all the details to the PM today.”
CM Dhami further said that the way the video has shown that all the workers are safe we hope that all of them are rescued soon and for that, all efforts are being made. On the tenth day of rescue operations at the Silkyara tunnel collapse site in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, a significant milestone was achieved after an endoscopy camera was successfully inserted into the collapsed section. First visuals of the trapped workers emerged as the rescue team tries to establish contact with them. The endoscopic flexi camera showed the workers speaking to the rescue teams informing them that they were healthy.