Uttarakhand accident: Rat miners started digging the tunnel, change in weather may cause problems in rescue. Uttarakhand accident: Rat miners started digging the tunnel, change in weather may cause problems in rescue.

Uttarakhand accident: Rat miners started digging the tunnel, change in weather may cause problems in rescue.

Uttarakhand accident: Rat miners started digging the tunnel, change in weather may cause problems in rescue.

Vertical and horizontal drilling is going on to rescue 41 laborers trapped in Silkyara Tunnel since November 12. Rat miners have also started manual drilling from Monday. Rat miners will enter and drill 800mm pipe.

Efforts are on to rescue 41 laborers trapped in the Silkyara Tunnel under construction in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand since November 12. To reach the workers, 86 meters of vertical drilling will have to be done. So far 36 meters of excavation has been done. Meanwhile, rat miners have also started manual drilling from Monday. The workers who drill through narrow passages are called rat miners. These rat miners will enter and drill 800 mm pipe. On the other hand, according to officials, change in weather may cause problems in rescue.
10 things about the rescue operation of workers trapped in Uttarkashi Tunnel
To reach the workers trapped in the tunnel, rescue pipes were being dug and laid from the Silkyara end using an American auger machine. On November 24, the blades of the machine were broken just 12 meters from the workers' location. Because of this the rescue had to be stopped. Today the head of the machine was removed.
 Uttarakhand Government Secretary Dr. Neeraj Khairwal said that the work of cutting the blade and shaft of the auger machine stuck in the pipe has been completed. The head of the auger machine has also been taken out. First 1.9 meter pipe was cut. While working manually, the pipe has also been pushed forward by 0.9 meters.

 The Meteorological Department has predicted rain and hailstorm in Uttarakhand during the next 24 hours. Scientists say that change in weather can cause problems in rescue operations.
Additional Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Mahmood Ahmed said that the work of vertical drilling is also going on at a fast pace. So far 36 meters of vertical drilling has been done.
PM Narendra Modi's Special Secretary PK Mishra, Home Secretary Ajay K Bhalla and Uttarakhand Chief Secretary SS Sandhu also arrived to take stock of the rescue operation in the tunnel.

 A team of 5 doctors, including 2 psychiatrists, has been deployed at the site 24 hours a day, which is talking to the stranded laborers in two shifts. From 9 am to 11 am and from 5 pm to 8 pm, the workers are sharing their state of mind with the doctors. A mic has been sent through the pipe to the workers to talk. 
The family members of the workers trapped in the tunnel have been given permission to talk to them whenever they want. The administration has set up a camp outside the tunnel for the families of the workers. 
Lieutenant General (retired) Syed Ata Hasnain, member of the National Disaster Management Authority, said that the psychological health of those trapped in the tunnel is also being taken care of and they are being made to talk to their families. Now havan is being performed by the local people near the tunnel. Union Minister General VK Singh has also arrived to participate in the havan.
Nodal officer Neeraj Khairwal said that there has been water leakage near the tunnel. However, water is not a major threat, the water that came during vertical drilling has been taken out. There are no aquifers below.
The Silkyara Tunnel accident took place at 4 am on November 12. Soil sank up to 60 meters within 200 meters of the entry point of the tunnel. 41 laborers got trapped inside. The workers trapped inside the tunnel are from Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.


Multi-billion dollar deals signed between Pakistan and UAE: Caretaker Prime Minister

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar said in an address from Abu Dhabi that the fruits of the multi-billion dollar memorandum of understanding with the UAE will begin to emerge in a positive way soon.

Pakistan 's Caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar has said on Monday that multi-billion dollar memorandums of understanding have been signed between the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan.

In a video message from the United Arab Emirates, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar said that Army Chief General Asim Munir and federal ministers were also present on the occasion of the signing of the memorandum of understanding between the two countries.

The MoUs signed are related to investment cooperation in energy, port operations projects, waste water treatment, food security, logistics, mining, aviation and banking and financial services sectors, among others.

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwar Ul Haq Kakar said in a televised address from Abu Dhabi after the MoUs signing ceremony that these agreements will usher in a new era of relations between the two brotherly countries.

He added that MoUs worth billions of dollars were signed with the UAE. A new era of economic cooperation, regional stability and strategic cooperation between Pakistan and the UAE will begin.

The caretaker prime minister claimed that the economic fruits of these agreements will be revealed in a positive manner in the coming days.

He said that Sheikh Zayed bin Al Nahyan laid the foundation of friendly relations with Pakistan in the 70s, which his son Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed bin Al Nahyan has brought to a new level.

The Caretaker Prime Minister met with the President of the United Arab Emirates

Later, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's House in Islamabad, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar met the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in Abu Dhabi, in which Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir was also present.
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