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Rescue Efforts Intensify: Trapped Laborers Receive Hot Khichdi in Cylindrical Bottles in Uttarakhand Crisis

Trapped laborers in Uttarakhand's collapsed tunnel receive their first hot meal, marking a significant development amid ongoing rescue operations. A 6-inch pipeline installation aims to ease supply deliveries. Prime Minister Modi assures support as efforts intensify to evacuate the 40 trapped workers.

Rescue Efforts Intensify: Trapped Labourers Receive Hot Khichdi in Cylindrical Bottles in Uttarakhand Crisis Image Source

In a critical development amid the Uttarakhand tunnel crisis, trapped laborers will finally receive a hot meal, khichdi, after nine days. The cooking team, expressing relief, mentioned this as the first hot meal dispatched to the stranded workers.

The announcement came alongside Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami's social media update, highlighting the successful installation of a 6-inch diameter pipelineacross the debris. This pipeline aims to facilitate easy delivery of essential supplies like food, medicine, and other necessities to the trapped workers within the Silkyara tunnel.

Efforts to reach the 40 trapped laborers have been underway since the tunnel collapse on November 12. Rescue workers drilled 25 meters into the rubble, striving to create an escape passage for the stranded workers, currently stuck behind the collapsed section.

Union Minister VK Singh affirmed the confined space where the laborers are trapped, about 2 kilometers into the debris, mentioning continuous efforts to provide sustenance via a pipe—delivering food, water, and oxygen to the stranded workers.

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The gravity of the situation has garnered attention at the highest levels, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeping abreast of the rescue operations, promising all necessary assistance. The combined efforts of the central and state governments aim to ensure the safe evacuation of the 40 workers, hailing from various states across India.

The tunnel collapse disaster has prompted relentless rescue efforts, employing drilling techniques to establish a safe passage for the trapped laborers. The crisis, which trapped workers from multiple Indian states, underscores the collaborative efforts required to address such emergencies, ensuring the safety and well-being of those affected.

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