40 laborers strandedThis accident happened around 4 am on Sunday morning. This tunnel under construction was about 4 kilometers long, about 150 meters of which was broken. According to information received from PTI, about 40 laborers are reported to be trapped inside this accident. As soon as information about the accident was received, Uttarkashi Superintendent of Police Arpan Yaduvanshi immediately reached the spot and took charge of the relief and rescue operations.Why is this tunnel necessary?To save people from the accident in the tunnel, police, National Disaster Response Force, State Disaster Response Force, fire brigade, emergency 108 and employees of NHIDCL, the organization constructing the tunnel, are also present on the spot. Everyone is working to open the tunnel. Let us tell you that with the help of this tunnel, the journey from Uttarkashi to Yamunotri Dham will be reduced by 26 kilometers.
#WATCH | Uttarakhand: A part of the tunnel under construction from Silkyara to Dandalgaon in Uttarkashi, collapsed. DM and SP of Uttarkashi district are present at the spot. SDRF, and Police Revenue teams are also present at the spot for relief work. Rescue operations underway. pic.twitter.com/hxrGqxWrsO— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) November 12, 2023