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DRDO robots aid Uttarakhand tunnel rescue operation: critical pipe installed

  • A six-inch pipe has been installed, allowing authorities to communicate with the trapped workers and deliver solid food items and medical supplies
  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has contributed to the operation by deploying two robots weighing 20 kg and 50 kg, capable of maneuvering on the challenging terrain
  • The Border Road Organisation (BRO) is actively constructing roads on both ends of the tunnel to facilitate the movement of heavy machinery necessary for the rescue operation

20 Nov 2023

In a significant development, rescue agencies engaged in the challenging mission to extract 41 trapped workers from a partially collapsed tunnel in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, have achieved a breakthrough. A six-inch pipe has been successfully installed into the debris, enabling authorities to establish communication with the workers and provide essential supplies. Anshu Mansish Khalkho, director of the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL), shared that this achievement marks a critical step forward after nine days of relentless efforts.


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