Drilling actions launched at Tapovan tunnel to save ensnared workers. Saviour teams started rescuing workers from Tapovan tunnel who are trapped under the tunnel due to the disaster that was happened last Sunday, 7 February in Uttrakhand. The drilling operation is started on Thursday 11 February, it is assuming that 30-45 peoples were stuck inside the tunnel due to the flood that has bedraggled many villages and destroys hydropower projects in Uttrakhand’s Chamoli district. it is asserting that 40 peoples died and 200 people are still missing.
The rescue team has retrieved 40 bodies as of Wednesday night and still searching for 200 people who are missing in the Uttrakhand’s disaster. Director general of police (DGP) Ashok Kumar informed news agency ANI that “We are presently at 7.8 meters”. The spokesperson Vivek Kumar Pandey the lead rescue agency, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) stated on Twitter that ” A drilling operation has been commenced by the rescue teams at 2 AM to peep into the slush flushing tunnel 12 to 13 meters below,”.
They also added that the teams through the boring operation will try to see whether the slush flushing tunnel below is unobstructed of slush or otherwise to see the possibility of ensnared persons recovering from there. The rescue operations have to penetrate the fifth day following the deluge in the Chamoli district of the state causing by the glacier disaster on Sunday. As the regular flow of slush and silt remnant, a major barrier between the rescuers and those who are stuck inside the tunnel, a boring operation by a giant apparatus is being ventured to see if this situation can be handled in a different way and the teams can go more unfathomable inside.
Until Wednesday, about 130 meters of slush from the inside of the tunnel was cleared and those who are stuck inside it were stated to be positioned somewhere at the deepness of 200 meters, where the tunnel takes a slip or turn. On Wednesday Pandey stated that “More water and slush forthcoming from the interior of the tunnel is making the way ahead crucial”.It is assuming that all those who are stuck inside the tunnel might be safe with the help of an air vent. But there is no doubt that all those who are stuck inside the tunnel are struggling with the worst situations as they do not have any food and water in the tunnel for the past five days. Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat paid tribute to two policemen who lost their lives during to process of rescuing the ensnared workers.