The operation to rescue the forty-one laborers who were stranded inside the Uttarakhand Tunnel, which is still under construction in Uttarkashi, is finally over. The final ten to twelve meters of the collapsed section of the tunnel under construction on the Char Dham route were painstakingly dug through and cleared by rat-hole mining professionals.
The original workers who were rescued have been given warm garments and first aid checks. The final 10 or 12 meters of rubble from the collapsed section of the under-construction tunnel on Uttarakhand’s Char Dham path were excavated horizontally by twelve rat-hole mining specialists.
Massive auger equipment that was digging earlier became trapped in the debris on Friday at a depth of about 47 meters.
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The rescue effort to drill a 60-meter length was put on hold on Friday due to a broken auger machine blade. To cut auger blades, plasma and magna rod cutter machines were brought in on Sunday.
Vertical drilling is thought to be the second-best possibility for rescue personnel as other possibilities are being explored. Drilling for 86 meters started yesterday, and the project should be finished in four days.
Perpendicular drilling is the third-best option for reaching the rescue crew; it must drill 170 meters to do so. It was anticipated that the perpendicular drilling machine would arrive on Sunday night, at which point the drilling operation would start.
The Indian Army has also been requested to perform horizontal drilling by hand in Uttarakhand Tunnel.
In a statement released, the government guaranteed that the stranded employees were secure and were given the necessary medical attention from physicians and psychologists in addition to food, fruits, medications, antidepressants, and multivitamins.
The government will give all of the workers stuck in the Uttarakhand Tunnel ₹1 lakh in financial help, according to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.
The officials have been given instructions regarding this. In addition, all plans for hospital treatment up to discharge will be made, according to a statement from the Uttarakhand CMO.
The Prime Minister enquired about the plans in place for the workers’ medical treatment, their departure from their residences, and their families’ well-being following their evacuation from the tunnel.
Following their exit from the tunnel, all of the employees were driven straight to the Chinyalisaur hospital to receive the appropriate medical examinations, among other things, the Chief Minister notified the Prime Minister.
The rescue mission of Uttarakhand Tunnel was a combined effort of different armed forces of India. Luckily, all 41 laborers are safe and now happily be able to return back to their homes.
Hope emerges in the rescuers and laborers families.