Uttarakhand tunnel rescue: IAF deploys C-17 to airlift equipment from Indore to Dehradun

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: Amid rescue operation, IAF has deployed a C-17 aircraft to airlift equipment from Indore to Dehradun.

Uttarkashi: Amid the ongoing rescue operation in the Uttarakhand tunnel collapse incident, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has deployed a C-17 transport aircraft to airlift crucial equipment from Indore to Dehradun. The rescue team has reportedly drilled through 24 metres into the tunnel. They have made progress towards reaching to the workers trapped inside for five days.

Taking to their official handle on X (formerly Twitter), the Indian Air Force (IAF) wrote, “The IAF has continued with its operations to assist the ongoing tunnel rescue underway at Dharasu, Uttarakhand. An IAF C-17 has been deployed to airlift almost 22 Tonnes of critical equipment from Indore to Dehradun.”

Earlier on Friday, it was reported that rescue operation was temporarily suspended after the team heard a ‘crack sound’ and the drilling machine developed a complication. The state-run national Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation stated that the rather loud ‘crack’ sound caused panic among the workers and also the rescue team.

On November 12, A part of an under-construction structure collapsed trapping several workers inside a tunnel in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi. The tunnel connects Silkyara to Dandalgaon in Uttarkashi. The rescue operation is ongoing and rescuers are trying to open the tunnel and rescue the trapped workers from the tunnel.

The tunnel was being built under the Char Dham Road Project. With the tunnel, the journey from Uttarkashi to Yamunotri Dham will be reduced by 26 kilometres.

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