“Live Updates on Uttarakhand Tunnel Collapse: Implementation of a New Rescue Strategy for Trapped Workers”

Live Updates on Uttarakhand Tunnel Collapse: Rescue operations have once again come to a halt due to a technical snag, leaving 41 workers still trapped.

Live Updates on Uttarakhand Tunnel Collapse: Despite authorities expressing confidence that the rescue mission would conclude by the evening of November 24, efforts persist in Uttarkashi to save the 41 workers trapped in the collapsed tunnel. Rescue operations faced a setback late Friday night when the drilling machine encountered another technical issue.

Agencies, including NDRF, SDRF, BRO, NHIDCL, and ITBP, are collaborating to rescue the trapped workers. An American auger machine is being employed to drill a tunnel into the debris for the eventual rescue. Simultaneously, essential supplies like food, drinks, and medical assistance are being provided through a 6-inch pipe inserted into the collapsed tunnel.

However, the drilling process using the American-made auger machine was halted on Friday night due to a technical snag, and there is currently no set timeline for the workers’ rescue. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has urged agencies to expedite the final phase of the rescue operation, considering that the workers have been trapped since November 12.

In an attempt to facilitate the rescue, a steel pipe has been inserted into the drilled portion of the rubble, creating a passageway. Approximately 46 meters of steel pipe has been installed so far. The NDRF workers are planning to bring out the trapped workers individually using wheeled stretchers, a technique demonstrated in a video. The situation remains tense as rescue efforts continue in Uttarkashi.

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