Uttarkashi Tunnel Collapse: Rescue crews successfully extracted all 41 of the labourers stranded in the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarkashi on Tuesday, capping their 17-day ordeal. The rescue workers are probably going to be transported to AIIMS Dehradun today after receiving first aid.
Tragedy Strikes the Silkyara Tunnel on November 12
On November 12, a landslip caused the Silkyara tunnel, which was a part of the Center’s large-scale Char Dham project, to collapse. Around 7:00 p.m., experts in rat-hole mining managed to break through the final section of debris. On November 12, a landslip caused the Silkyara tunnel, which was a part of the Center’s large-scale Char Dham project, to collapse. Around 7:00 p.m., experts in rat-hole mining managed to break through the final section of debris.
Workers Emerge as Rat-Hole Mining Specialists Succeed
About an hour after a team of specialists in the art of rat-hole mining had ploughed through the final section of debris, an ambulance carrying the first of the 41 workers emerged from the tunnel at 8 p.m. The trapped workers emerged from the Uttarkashi tunnel on Tuesday as the rescue effort reached a breakthrough point; some had smiles on their faces, while others appeared thankful and fatigued. After days of uncertainty, worried relatives who had been camping nearby were emotional when they were reunited with the workers.
Chinook Helicopter to Transport 41 Rescued Workers to AIIMS
The Indian Air Force’s Chinook helicopter is probably going to transport all 41 of the rescued workers to AIIMS in Dehradun on Wednesday. Sources claim that physicians and experts at AIIMS would investigate whether the workers’ 17 days of captivity under the collapsed tunnel resulted in any injuries or infections. Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Dhami is expected to meet the workers beforehand at the hospital in Chinyalisour, where they were taken following their rescue on Tuesday night.
Prime Minister Hails Successful Rescue Operation as a Humanitarian Triumph
The successful operation was praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who said that all those involved in the mission have produced an incredible example of humanity and teamwork. Additionally, Modi called the rescued construction workers to check on their well-being. Speaking to the 41 rescued workers, Modi wished them health and well-being and said that their bravery and perseverance had inspired everyone. “It is a matter of great satisfaction that these friends of ours will meet their dear ones after a long wait,” PM Modi said.
Emotional Tribute to Uttarkashi Rescue Operation
PM Modi Tweeted on X that, “The success of the rescue operation of our labor brothers in Uttarkashi is making everyone emotional. I want to say to the friends who were trapped in the tunnel that your courage and patience is inspiring everyone. I wish you all well and good health. It is a matter of great satisfaction that after a long wait these friends of ours will now meet their loved ones. The patience and courage that their families have shown in this challenging time cannot be appreciated enough.”
Union Minister Expresses Happiness as 41 Workers Freed in Uttarakhand
After learning on Tuesday that all 41 of the trapped workers had been freed from the collapsed Silkyara tunnel in Uttarakhand, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari expressed his happiness and relief. On Tuesday night, the 41 labourers who had been stuck in the tunnel since November 12 were freed. In addition to expressing his gratitude to all the agencies and participants in this rescue effort, he also conveyed his profound appreciation to the Uttarakhand government, administrative officers, and international rescue experts for their prompt and efficient response.