In a significant improvement, the rescue officers – who had been working continuous to achieve the employees trapped inside a tunnel in Uttarakhand for the final 10 days – managed to seize their pictures by means of an endoscopy digicam.
The endoscopy digicam was despatched contained in the tunnel by means of a six-inch pipe that was pushed by means of the rubble final night time to ship meals objects for the employees.
The rescue officers additionally spoke to some staff by means of Walkie Talkies or radio handsets. Within the video, the rescue officers are seen asking the employees to come back in entrance of the digicam.
“Aap digicam ke paas walkie talkie pe aake baat karein (are available entrance of the digicam and speak to us by means of Walkie Talkie,” an official is heard asking them.
The rescuers had been despatched khichdi in glass bottles – their first sizzling meal in 10 days – by means of the pipe final night time. Earlier, solely dry fruits might be despatched in.
Rescue operation in-charge Colonel Deepak Patil mentioned the employees can even be despatched mobiles, and chargers by means of the pipe.
Over the previous week, repeated makes an attempt to rescue the employees had failed owing to a number of challenges, together with the topography and the character of rocks within the space.
The 41 staff have been caught since final Sunday after a portion of the tunnel caved in. Officers mentioned that each one staff are secure and are being provided meals and water by means of metal pipes which were drilled into the opening.
The under-construction tunnel is a part of the formidable Char Dham mission, a nationwide infrastructure initiative to boost connectivity to the Hindu pilgrimage websites of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.