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Uttarkashi Tunnel collapse: "PM Modi reviewing rescue operation, in constant contact with us," says CM Dhami

According to Pushkar Singh Dhami, the chief minister of Uttarakhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is examining the efforts being made to free the 40 workers who are stranded inside the collapsed tunnel that was under construction in Uttarkashi. “We communicate with the stranded individuals on a regular basis. That’s where all the arrangements are being […]

CM Dhami
CM Dhami

According to Pushkar Singh Dhami, the chief minister of Uttarakhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is examining the efforts being made to free the 40 workers who are stranded inside the collapsed tunnel that was under construction in Uttarkashi. “We communicate with the stranded individuals on a regular basis. That’s where all the arrangements are being made for them. Nobody is in danger. With only 400 meters remaining, the tunnel was almost finished thanks to work done by the NHIDCL. We’ll go over everything now… PM Modi is keeping an eye on the rescue effort and keeps in constant communication with all of us,” Dhami told. Early on November 12, the Brahmakhal-Yamunotri national highway tunnel that connected Silkyara and Dandalgaon collapsed.

Dhami said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured of all possible assistance.
The chief minister said that the main priority was to evacuate all 40 workers trapped in the tunnel.
Earlier today, Union Minister and former Army chief General VK Singh visited the site and took stock of the rescue operation.
“The rescue operation is underway; we have full hope. We are trying our best,” Singh said.
The Chief Minister this morning also held a review meeting with senior officials at the state secretariat.
Colonel Deepak Patil who is leading the rescue efforts of the National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) said, “Union Minister (General VK Singh (Retd) was here and he talked to the labourers. He assured them, and those labourers responded and they liked it.”

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