In this editorial segment, Mr. Sujit Nair addresses the recent Uttarakhand tunnel collapse, highlighting the plight of 41 individuals who have been trapped for over a week. The Center has announced a comprehensive five-option action plan to rescue the workers. Anurag Jain, the Secretary of Transport and Highways, revealed that multiple agencies, including ONGC, SJVNL, RVNL, NHIDCL, and THDCL, will collaborate on these alternatives, which involve drilling from three different sides to reach the trapped individuals. This decision was reached after a high-level meeting where various options were considered based on expert advice. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and the construction wing of the Indian Army are also contributing to the rescue efforts, underscoring the government’s commitment to saving lives in this critical situation.
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