The Ministry of Street Transport and Highways on Monday mentioned the rescue operations continued in full swing to avoid wasting the 41 trapped staff on the Silkyara Tunnel in Uttarkashi. The ministry mentioned the two-km portion of the tunnel is full, together with concrete work, that gives security for the employees. Electrical energy and water can be found on this portion of the tunnel and staff are offered meals objects and medicines by way of the 4-inch compressor pipeline, the ministry mentioned in an in depth assertion.
In the present day, a serious breakthrough was achieved when Nationwide Highways and Infrastructure Improvement Company Restricted (NHIDCL) accomplished the drilling of one other 6-inch diameter pipeline for the provision of meals, medicines, and different important objects. The Rail Vikas Nigam Restricted (RVNL) is engaged on one other vertical pipeline for the provision of important objects to staff who’ve been trapped contained in the tunnel since November 12.
Chatting with reporters, Colonel Deepak Patil mentioned that companies will now ship meals, cell, and chargers to the employees. “We can even attempt to set up a WiFi connection inside. DRDO robots are additionally working to go looking if there are some other entry factors accessible on the web site,” he mentioned.
For the primary time in 9 days, the trapped staff will get sizzling meals. Prepare dinner Hemant mentioned that meals can be despatched to the folks trapped inside. “For the primary time, sizzling meals is being despatched to them. Khichdi, Dal, and fruits are being despatched.”
Prepare dinner Ravi Roy mentioned: “We’ve got ready meals for 41 folks. 750 gm has been ready for one individual. For the primary time, sizzling meals is being despatched to them. In the present day Khichdi is being despatched to them, oranges, apples, and candy lemon juice have additionally been despatched,” he mentioned. From Tuesday, dalia and different meals objects will likely be despatched to the employees.
The under-construction Silkyara tunnel, about 30 km from the district headquarters of Uttarkashi, is a part of the bold Char Dham street challenge of the central authorities. The tunnel collapsed on November 12 after a muck fell on the 60-meter stretch on the Silkyara aspect of the tunnel. At the least 41 staff working inside received trapped.
Initially, it was determined to put a 900 mm pipe by way of the muck because it was the very best and quickest doable answer as per the consultants’ recommendation. Nonetheless, on November 17, due to floor motion, it turned unsafe to proceed with this feature with out securing the construction. Then it was determined to maneuver on all doable fronts collectively in order that the employees might be rescued as early as doable. The realm wherein the employees are trapped is 8.5 metres excessive and a pair of kms lengthy.
Ministry shares replace on Vertical Rescue Tunnel
Horizontal boring from the Silkyara finish by way of the augur boring machine to re-commence
The primary machine of SJVNL (Sutluj Jal Vidyut Nigam) for the development of the vertical rescue tunnel has already reached the positioning.
The motion of two different machines for the vertical tunnel building has began from Gujarat and Odisha by way of the street.
Work on the development of a rescue tunnel of 480 mtrs from Barkot finish by THDC has commenced.
Equipment for micro-tunneling by RVNL by way of horizontal drilling is being transported from Nashik and Delhi.
Equipment for vertical boring is being mobilized by ONGC from the USA, Mumbai, and Ghaziabad.
The Border Street Organisation (BRO) constructed the strategy street for vertical drilling in at some point.