Uttarkashi tunnel rescue: May need to check rescued workers for PTSD: AIIMS professor

RISHIKESH: Dr Narendra Kumar, an assistant professor at AIIMS Rishikesh, in an exclusive interview with The New Indian elaborated about the possibilities of the 41 workers, who were trapped inside the Silkyara Bend-Barkot tunnel, experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Speaking with TNI, Kumar said, “Since they were locked in the tunnel for 17 days, it could be psychological, […]

Uttarakhand tunnel: Accusations surface against engineering firm of using subpar material, Navayuga denies

All 41 workers trapped in the Silkayara Tunnel have been successfully rescued. However, the celebration is clouded by accusations against Navayuga, the company that employed the workers, for using subpar materials that allegedly put lives at risk. The Human Resources Head of Navayuga, Rajeev, strongly denied these claims, assuring that worker safety and quality work […]

Rat-hole mining: A banned hazardous practice saves 41 lives

NEW DELHI: On Tuesday, rescue teams successfully drilled through the 60-metre expanse of debris in the collapsed Silkyara tunnel. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) members accessed the steel chute, which was inserted into the drilled passage in the preceding days, to systematically bring out the trapped workers individually. After a challenging 17 ordeal, pipes […]

PM expresses gratitude to Kedarnath and Badrinath for saving 41 trapped workers

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached out to the 41 workers who were rescued from the Uttarakhand Silkyara tunnel after a gruelling 17 days of combined efforts by the Centre, state governments, and various agencies. Applauding their resilience, PM Modi emphasised the significance of those 17 days and praised the workers for maintaining their unwavering […]

Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: NDMA discloses each worker’s rescue took 3-5 minutes

NEW DELHI: During a meeting hosted by the National Disaster Management Authority, Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain, a member of the NDMA, revealed that the entire operation to rescue the 41 trapped workers would require three to five minutes individually. Hasnain told The New Indian, “Unless anything unforeseen happens, it will take only three to […]

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 […]

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.

Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: 41 trapped workers playing hide and seek for mental stability

UTTARKASHI: Playing hide and seek, and other games has enabled the 41 workers trapped inside the collapsed Silkyara Bend – Barkot Tunnel to keep their mental health in check as said by Uttarkashi district’s Chief Medical Officer RCF Panwar, on Friday. The CMO and his team have been in constant touch with the trapped workers.  Panwar […]

Uttarakhand tunnel rescue update: Senior official promises significant news in 24 hours

NEW DELHI: Rescue workers from five public sector agencies ONGC, SJVNL, RVNL, NHIDCL, and THDCL have said that they expect “some big news” over the next 24 hours in the Uttarkashi tunnel operations in Uttarakhand, on Wednesday. The workers have been toiling for over 11 days to rescue the 41 labourers stuck inside Uttarakhand’s partially […]