PM becomes emotional on Uttarkashi workers issue in cabinet meet

PM becomes emotional on Uttarkashi workers issue in cabinet meet

New Delhi, 29 November (HS): union Minister Anurag Thakur said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi became very emotional as soon as the issue of the rescue of workers trapped in the Uttarkashi tunnel came up in the cabinet meeting on Tuesday night.

He said that the 41 workers were accompanied by all the efforts of the central government, the state government, and the prayers of the entire country. Various efforts were made to save everyone’s lives. Even during the election campaign, the Prime Minister used to take information from the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand twice a day. Information was taken from all over the world.

Answering a question after giving information about the decisions taken in the cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Anurag Thakur said that the 41 workers trapped in the tunnel in Uttarakhand for 17 days demonstrated team spirit and leadership abilities. There is a lot to be learned from his leadership abilities. He said that earlier, just as during the construction of the Kashi Vishwanath Complex and Duty Path, Prime Minister Narendra Modi not only got photographs taken with labour brothers and sisters but also washed their feet; in the same way, every Indian is being saved. Therefore, the Modi government has done something that was not seen before.

29/11/2023 10.18AM
Prez Murmu, PM Modi Congratulate rescuers on Silkyara Tunnel success

Delhi, 28 November (H.S): President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have extended their heartfelt congratulations to the workers who were successfully rescued from the collapsed Silkyara Tunnel in Uttarkashi on November 12.

In a statement, Prime Minister Modi expressed his emotions and admiration for the bravery and patience shown by the trapped workers and wished them good health as they reunite with their loved ones. He also commended the efforts of all the teams involved in the rescue operation, including the NDRF, SDRF, BRO, NHIDCL, and ITBP, for their determination and teamwork in bringing the workers to safety.

The locals also joined in the celebrations, chanting slogans in praise of their country and expressing their gratitude towards their local deity. This successful rescue mission stands as a testament to the power of humanity and teamwork in overcoming challenges. Through their joint efforts, these agencies have given new life to the trapped workers and inspired everyone with their unwavering dedication towards their mission.

The entire nation is proud of this remarkable achievement and stands in solidarity with the workers and their families.

28/11/2023 4.02PM
Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: Doctors deployed at temporary medical facility to provide immediate Care

Uttarkashi, 28 November (HS): The rescue operation to save the 41 workers who were trapped inside the Silkyara-Barkot tunnel in Uttarkashi continued on Tuesday, with the help of rat-hole mining experts who were called in to assist with the manual drilling through the rubble.

As of Monday evening, the damaged auger drilling machine had been completely removed and a steel pipe was inserted into the partially completed escape tunnel.

Recent visuals from the site show the expert miners pulling out debris from the tunnel, indicating progress in the rescue efforts. The operation is still underway as rescuers work tirelessly to free the trapped workers and ensure their safety.

The use of specialized experts and equipment highlights the complexities of this rescue mission and the urgency to save those still trapped inside. The nation is holding its breath as everyone hopes for a successful and speedy rescue of these workers.

23/11/2023 10.14 AM

Successful Drilling in Uttarkashi Tunnel: Final Pipe Installation Underway for Worker Rescue

The rescue operation to free workers trapped in Uttarakhand’s Silkyara tunnel is making significant progress, with the drilling completed and the last pipe being laid for the extraction process. Although a slight bend in the last three feet of the pipe caused a temporary setback, efforts are underway to rectify it. The successful insertion of the 800 mm pipe, aligning with the escape tunnel, is the final step before the anticipated rescue of 41 laborers.

The district administration has mobilized extensive preparations, positioning ambulances, medical teams, and support personnel outside the tunnel. With the drilling completed, hope is rising for a swift evacuation.

The American auger machine has successfully drilled 60 meters from the tunnel’s entry point, with the last 800 mm pipe currently being inserted. A Chinook helicopter and AIIMS hospital in Rishikesh are on standby for any airlift needs or medical emergencies.

Throughout the night, the dedicated rescue teams, including NDRF, SDRF, police, and paramedical personnel, braved extreme cold, standing guard outside the tunnel. Their efforts, bolstered by the Chief Minister’s presence in Uttarkashi, demonstrate a relentless commitment to bringing the trapped workers to safety.

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