Workers trapped in the collapsed Uttarkashi tunnel received dry snacks and antidepressants.

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The government is providing dry fruits, multivitamins, and depression medications to the laborers who have become stuck within the Uttarkashi tunnel under construction. remarked Anurag Jain, secretary of roads, transportation, and highways.

A week has passed since 41 laborers were trapped when portions of an under-construction tunnel at Silkyara in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand collapsed. The administration is currently working to free the stranded laborers. Meanwhile, the rescue officials have transported food through a 4-inch pipe.

The government claims that in addition to restricted food and communication, the stranded workers are also getting multivitamins, antidepressants, and dried fruits.

Following the collapse of the Uttarkashi tunnel on Sunday:

Anurag Jain, the secretary of roads, transport, and highways, provided an update on the rescue operations. He also stated that water and electricity are available in a two-kilometer section of the tunnel, which is the completed section of the 4.531-kilometer, two-lane, bidirectional tunnel at Silkyara in Uttarkashi.

Thankfully, Jain stated, “the electricity is on, so there is light inside.” Water is available since there is a pipeline. A 4-inch pipe was utilized for the purpose of compression. We are sending meals through it since day one.

According to him, we are providing dry fruits, multivitamins, and depression medication to laborers who have become stuck within the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarkashi while it is being built.

Rescue efforts were prompted last Sunday when the crucial Silkyara tunnel for the Char Dham all-weather road project collapsed. Despite obstacles, such as a malfunction in the auger equipment required to create an escape tunnel, authorities are actively participating in the project.

A cracking sound heard during the placement of a fifth pipe caused concerns about a possible additional collapse, which led to the temporary suspension of the rescue effort on Friday afternoon.

A high-level meeting was organized by the Union administration to discuss five rescue alternatives and assign specific roles to various agencies. Coordinating with government agencies is managed by National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) MD Mahmood Ahmed at the Silkyara site.

Every step is being taken to guarantee that the stranded personnel have early access, and the situation is being continuously monitored.


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