Tuesday, 14 November 2023 | PNS | DEHRADUN
Following the disaster which occurred in the morning when all were starting to celebrate Deepawali, chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami visited the site of the tunnel collapse in Uttarkashi district on Monday and checked the rescue and relief efforts. The supply of oxygen and food items has been facilitated to the workers with whom wireless communication was also operational. Inspecting the site of the mishap, Dhami directed the officials to speed up the relief and rescue efforts. He said that rescuing the workers stuck in the tunnel is a top priority of the government, for which all possible efforts will be undertaken. He directed personnel of various agencies involved in the rescue the relief efforts to work in coordination and put in their best to do the needful. He said that the resources and techniques needed externally will be provided by the government at the earliest. The government should be informed immediately when anything at any level is needed to ensure the success of the rescue and relief efforts, he said. Dhami said that all possible options are being considered for the effort. Arrangements have been made to send large hume pipes from Dehradun and Haridwar. He assured that due to the efforts of those involved in the rescue efforts, the workers stranded in the tunnel will be rescued soon. Dhami said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had sought detailed information about the stranded workers telephonically. The PM has assured all necessary assistance to tackle this incident. The central agencies have also been directed to cooperate in the relief and rescue efforts.