Major Breakthrough In Uttarakhand Tunnel Rescue Op, 6-Inch-Wide Pipe Reaches Trapped Workers
Uttarkashi: In a significant breakthrough during the ongoing rescue operations to evacuate 41 workers trapped inside a tunnel in Uttarakhand, a 6-inch wide alternate pipe has successfully reached the stranded individuals. The rescue officials are now gearing up to send nutritious food in plastic bottles to sustain the trapped workers.
Given the challenging conditions faced by those inside the tunnel, officials collaborated with medical experts to devise a special diet plan addressing the nutritional needs of the trapped workers. Today, a supply of moong khichdi, a nutritious dish, will be sent down the pipe to provide sustenance during this critical period. The rescue authorities have outlined a phased approach to offer sustenance to the trapped individuals, beginning with a light meal and sealed bottles of fruits sent through the narrow passage.
In addition to food supplies, officials have announced plans to send a phone equipped with a charger to facilitate communication with the workers inside the tunnel.
An international team of tunnelling experts arrived at the rescue site. As the operation entered its ninth day, Arnold Dix, the president of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association, was among the experts overseeing the operation.
"We are going to get those men out. Great work is being done here. Our whole team is here and we are going to find a solution and get them out. A lot of work is being done here. It is important that not only the men rescued but also those who are rescuing are safe," he told news agency ANI.
"The whole world is helping. The team here is fantastic. The plans are looking fantastic. The work is very systematic. The food and the medication are being provided properly," he said.