Tunnel collapse: Modi speaks to Dhami as rescue operations continue

In what appears to be a race against time, rescue agencies are tirelessly working to extract 41 construction workers trapped for over 170 hours under debris following a partial collapse of the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand, on November 12. Prime Minister Narendra Modi dialled Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami and took information about the ongoing relief and rescue operations to save the workers trapped in the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarkashi. PM Modi said that necessary rescue equipment and resources are being provided by the Central government. ”The workers will be evacuated safely with mutual coordination between central and state agencies. There is a need to maintain the morale of the stranded workers’,” Uttarakhand CMO said.