Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with the men who were rescued over the phone following the successful rescue of 41 trapped workers from the Silkyara tunnel on Tuesday. Following a 17-day search and rescue operation, all 41 men are receiving primary medical care at the Community Health Centre in Chinyalisaur. Speaking with the employees, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his happiness that every worker had been safely evacuated.
“I have put my telephone on speaker so that the people sitting with me can also listen to you. First of all, I congratulate all of you and all your colleagues. You were able to come out in a happy state even after such a long wait, and it is a matter of great happiness for me. I can’t even describe it in words.”
“It was Kedarnath Baba’s and Badrinath Ji’s grace; you are all well. You also showed great courage, and you encouraged each other. This is the biggest thing because, even while travelling together in a rail compartment sometimes difference occur. Despite that, you remained so patient. I used to keep taking in information continuously. I was also in constant touch with the Chief Minister. When my officers would update me on the work, I used to be concerned as the rescue was taking time. It is due to the prayers of your families and friends that you have been able to win over this crisis” PM Modi added.
Because they were all together all the time, one of the employees told the prime minister, they were never afraid or uneasy.