Trapped Tunnel Workers in Uttarkashi Finally Receive Hot Meal After 9 Days
After being trapped in the Silkyara tunnel for over a week, 41 labourers have finally received their first hot meal. Rescuers have filled cylindrical bottles with Khichdi, a traditional Indian dish, which will be sent to the stranded workers.
Hemant, the cook responsible for preparing the meal, expressed his relief at being able to provide the workers with a hot meal for the first time. He mentioned that they are only preparing the food that has been recommended for the workers.
An alternative lifeline pipe reached the tunnel earlier, providing a breakthrough in the rescue operation. This lifeline will be used to send food, mobiles, and chargers inside the tunnel. The rescuers are using plastic cylindrical bottles with wide mouths to send items like bananas, apples, Khichdi, and Daliya.
The collapse in the under-construction tunnel occurred on November 12 due to muck falling in a 60-meter stretch on the Silkyara side. Since then, the workers have been trapped inside. The arrival of the lifeline pipe has brought joy to the trapped labourers, and the rescuers are now determined to evacuate them.
Additionally, two robotics machines from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) have arrived at the site. However, their use inside the tunnel has not been successful due to loose rubble and strata.
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