Forty-one workmen in Uttarakhand were rescued safely from the collapsed Silkyara tunnel in the Uttarkashi district. The workers expressed gratitude to the federal and state governments for the rescue efforts on behalf of their families.
The auger machine lowered 800 mm horizontal pipes into the tunnel, and rat-hole mining specialists were called in to begin laborious drilling through the rubble. The workers who were rescued are from the following states: Himachal Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Uttarakhand, and Jharkhand. Since this month's 12th, they have been confined inside the collapsed tunnel.
All of the affected employees have been relocated to the Community Health Center in Chinyalisur and are safe. For the past few days, Union Minister of State General VK Singh and Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami have been present at the location, keeping an eye on the rescue efforts. Numerous federal and state government entities have given the rescue effort their whole backing. Nitin Gadkari, the union minister, expressed his satisfaction that all of the detained personnel had been successfully evacuated in the meantime. According to Gadkari, it was one of the most significant rescue missions in recent memory and had excellent agency coordination. He continued by saying that despite several obstacles, the various departments and agencies have benefited from one another.