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Uttarakhand Tunnel Live Updates: These Are The Multiple Options Used To Rescue Trapped Workers

Uttarakhand Tunnel Live Updates: 41 workers have been trapped since November 12 when a portion of the under-construction tunnel on the Char Dham route collapsed following a landslide.

Uttarakhand Tunnel Live Updates: These Are The Multiple Options Used To Rescue Trapped Workers

Uttarakhand Tunnel Live: The workers are trapped in a built-up two-kilometre stretch of the tunnel

New Delhi:

The rescue operations to evacuate 41 workers trapped in Uttarakhand's Silkyara tunnel in Uttarkashi district continued for the fifteenth day on Sunday.

Mahmood Ahmed, managing director of National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited, said that multiple plans have been put into action to rescue the workers.

Vertical drilling, one of the several chalked-out options to bring out the workers trapped since November 12, is currently underway.

The Indian Army has also joined the operation and been tasked with the manual drilling.

Here are the LIVE updates on the Uttarakhand tunnel rescue:

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Nov 26, 2023 20:40 (IST)
"Exercise Going On Smoothly": Official On Vertical Drilling
Vertical drilling is currently underway to create an alternative escape route for the 41 workers trapped inside the collapsed tunnel in Silkyara.

Vertical drilling has gone up to 19.2 metres so far and the rescuers have to drill down 86 metres from above to reach the trapped workers.

"The exercise is going on smoothly and if it goes like this without facing obstructions, we can hope to finish it in four days by November 30," NHIDCL MD Mahmood Ahmed said at a press briefing today evening.
Nov 26, 2023 20:12 (IST)
Vertical Drilling Of 19.2 Metres Done So Far: Official
Vertical drilling of 19.2 metres has been done on the first day to create escape passage for 41 workers trapped inside the Silkyara tunnel, an official said today.
Nov 26, 2023 19:31 (IST)
"Won't Let Him Work Here Again": Father Of Worker Trapped In Uttarkashi Tunnel
"Once he comes out, we will never allow him to work here again," a distraught Chaudhary said on Sunday, waiting for the rescue of his son, who has been stuck inside the collapsed tunnel in Silkyara along with 40 others for two weeks.
Nov 26, 2023 18:18 (IST)
Laser, Gas Cutter, Broken Parts Of Drill Machine In Uttarakhand. See Pics
Government agencies have been engaged in the ongoing rescue operations at the Silkyara Tunnel in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi, where 41 workers remain trapped for the past 15 days.
Nov 26, 2023 17:10 (IST)
Uttarakhand Tunnel Collapse Live Updates: Cooked Food, Fruits Being Provided To Trapped Workers
Freshly cooked food and fresh fruits are being inserted inside the tunnel at regular intervals, the central government said today.

Fruits like orange, apple, banana etc, along with medicines and salts, have been supplied at regular interval. 

Additional dry food are also being supplied for future stock, the government said in an official statement.
Nov 26, 2023 17:10 (IST)
Massive Waste Dump Near Uttarakhand Tunnel Site Very Dangerous: Expert
Next to high-tech machines and rescue teams working overtime to save 41 workers trapped in an Uttarakhand tunnel is a waste mountain. This waste has been generated during the construction of the tunnel that is part of the ambitious Char Dham project.
Nov 26, 2023 16:47 (IST)
15 Metres Drilled Through Vertical Drilling: Rescue Official
Drilling to create a vertical escape route for the 41 workers trapped inside the collapsed tunnel has began, an official said today, a day after an auger machine carrying out horizontal drilling broke down.

"Vertical drilling has begun and (a stretch of) up to 15 metres has been drilled already," NHIDCL MD Mahmood Ahmed told reporters in Silkyara.
Nov 26, 2023 16:44 (IST)
6 Plans Being Deployed To Rescue Workers, Says Senior Official
As many as six plans are being deployed to rescue 41 workers trapped in the Silkyara tunnel, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) member Lt Gen (retd) Syed Ata Hasnain said at a media briefing today.

"Best plan so far is the horizontal drilling," he said.

Mr Hasnain also said that all the trapped workers have been getting their food and medicine.
"Medical and psycho-social experts are there and doing their work... All precautions are being taken for the safety of all," he said.

Nov 26, 2023 16:35 (IST)
Uttarakhand Tunnel: After American Machine Fails, Indian Army Called In For Tunnel Rescue Op
The 41 workers trapped in an Uttarakhand tunnel for 15 days were dealt another blow when officials said that the giant drill working on their rescue has collapsed. Indian Army has joined the operation and been tasked with the manual drilling.
Nov 26, 2023 16:31 (IST)
Uttarakhand Tunnel Collapse: Army Assists In Rescue Ops
A unit of Madras Sappers, an engineer group of the Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army, has arrived at the site to assist in the rescue operations.
Nov 26, 2023 16:29 (IST)
Uttarakhand Tunnel Live Updates: Vertical Drilling Underway
Vertical drilling, one of the several chalked-out options to bring out the workers trapped inside the Silkyara tunnel, is currently underway since today afternoon.

Two locations have been identified for the vertical drilling, and both are on the Silkyara side of the high-altitude under-construction tunnel.

Nov 25, 2023 15:15 (IST)
Manual Drilling To Start Tomorrow As Fresh Snag Halts Uttarkashi Tunnel Op
The rescue operation to save 41 workers trapped in the collapsed tunnel in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district faced another hurdle Friday evening as drilling was halted once again.
Nov 25, 2023 10:19 (IST)
Nov 25, 2023 08:03 (IST)
Uttarakhand Tunnel Rescue Ops Halted Again After Drill Hits Metal Object

The rescue operation to save 41 workers trapped in the collapsed tunnel in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district faced another hurdle Friday evening as drilling was halted once more.
Nov 25, 2023 06:33 (IST)
Twice In 2 Days: Drilling Stops In Tunnel After Machine Hits Metal Object

In the second such setback in two days, drilling at the Uttarakhand tunnel where 41 labourers are trapped had to be stopped on Friday evening after the auger machine encountered a metallic object.
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