uttarakhand tunnel collapse

Uttarakhand tunnel rescue: Diwali returns to Ginjas village, as rescued worker Deepak returns

MUZAFFARPUR: As news reached of Deepak’s rescue from the collapsed Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel in Uttarakhand after 17 days of agony, his hometown of Ginjas village erupted in joy with celebrations akin to Diwali enveloping it entirely.   Deepak, an employee of Navayuga Limited, found himself among the 41 workers trapped inside the Uttarkashi tunnel since […]

Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: All 41 workers rescued

NEW DELHI: Following 17 days of toil, National Disaster Management Authorities officials have confirmed that all trapped workers have been rescued from the collapsed Silkyara Bend-Barkot tunnel in Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand.   Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami was also present at the site to greet the rescued workers, alongside Minister of State VK Singh. During […]

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: “Trapped workers very happy,” says ex-advisor to PM

UTTARKASHI: With the 41 workers still trapped inside the collapsed Silkyara Bend-Balkot Tunnel since November 12, the former advisor to the Prime Minister, Bhaskar Khulbe said that the workers were very happy inside.   On the 15th day of workers being stuck inside, Khulbe told The New Indian, “The workers are very happy there and are […]

Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: Gabbar Singh Negi, a ray of hope for trapped workers

UTTARKASHI: With 17 days having passed with little hope or comfort, the 41 trapped workers inside the Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel at Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand, one of the workers, Gabbar Singh Negi has taken the onus to keep the morale of the other workers high.   Negi, the Uttarakhand resident who is trapped inside the tunnel, […]

In pictures: 41 trapped Uttarkashi tunnel workers still stuck inside, rescue ops continue

UTTARKASHI: As 41 workers remain trapped inside the collapsed Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel at Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand, The New Indian team went on the ground to document the struggle of the rescue teams from the National Disaster Relief Forces and the other groups involved.  Presently, the workers have been stuck inside for the past 16 days […]

Uttarakhand tunnel: Auger stuck in structure, not even one inch drilled 

UTTARKASHI: As the American Auger machine malfunctioned on the 14th day of the rescue operation at the Silkyara Bend-Barkot tunnel at Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, drilling has halted once again to rescue the 41 workers.   Arnold Dix, an international tunneling expert, told reporters that the auger machine was “finished” and of no use after getting stuck […]

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: Administration provides 2 meals daily for trapped workers

As many as 10 people are dedicated to preparing food, ensuring that the trapped workers receive meals three times a day, in addition to morning tea and essentials.