In Pics: Smiles, Sigh Of Relief As Workers Out Of Uttarkashi Tunnel After 17 Days

A temporary hospital has been made inside the tunnel to acclimatise the workers to the outside weather and an Air Force Chinook chopper is standing by for emergencies.

In Pics: Smiles, Sigh Of Relief As Workers Out Of Uttarkashi Tunnel After 17 Days

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami meets one of the workers at the tunnel site

Uttarkashi:

Hope has finally won after 17 days. Workers trapped in Uttarkashi's Silkyara tunnel were brought out on Tuesday evening, ending the 17-day marathon operation, bringing a huge relief to the country.

After 17 harrowing days and multiple setbacks in the rescue operation, the rescue operation was successful and workers were brought one-by-one out of the tunnel, answering the nation's prayers.

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami meets the workers who were trapped inside the Silkyara tunnel

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami meets the workers who were trapped inside the Silkyara tunnel

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren tweeted this photo hailing the successful evacuation of all 41 workers

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren tweeted this photo hailing the successful evacuation of all 41 workers

The workers were brought out with the help of the banned manual "rat-hole"-mining technique employed after high-tech machines, or augers failed to drill through the nearly 60 metres of rock.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, who was at the site, met the workers. He appreciated the morale and courage of the workers and personnel engaged in the rescue operation.

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami meets the workers who were trapped inside the Silkyara tunnel after the rescue operation

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami meets the workers who were trapped inside the Silkyara tunnel after the rescue operation

 A temporary hospital has been made inside the tunnel to acclimatise the workers to the outside weather and an Air Force Chinook chopper is standing by for emergencies.

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami meets the workers who were rescued from the Silkyara tunnel, on Tuesday

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami meets the workers who were rescued from the Silkyara tunnel, on Tuesday

 A portion of the tunnel caved in on November 12, the debris falling in the 60-metre stretch on the Silkyara side of the tunnel, trapping 41 labourers inside the under-construction structure.

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami meeting the workers after the rescue operation

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami meeting the workers after the rescue operation

 Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami meets the workers who were trapped inside the Silkyara tunnel

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami meets the workers who were trapped inside the Silkyara tunnel

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Union Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways VK Singh greet rescued workers

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Union Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways VK Singh greet rescued workers

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami greets a worker with a garland

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami greets a worker with a garland

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami greets a worker at tunnel site

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami greets a worker at tunnel site

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Dhami interacting with a rescue worker at the tunnel site

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Dhami interacting with a rescue worker at the tunnel site

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