Rescue teams have unveiled the initial video footage of the laborers who were trapped for ten days inside Uttarkashi’s Silkyara tunnel. The visuals were captured by an endoscopic camera, which was introduced through an alternative 6-inch food pipeline. In the video, workers wearing yellow and white helmets can be seen receiving food items delivered through the pipeline and communicating with the rescue teams. This development brought relief to the families of the trapped workers. Anshu Manish Khalkho, the Director of the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL), had previously announced the plan to use cameras through the pipeline to assess the well-being of the workers. The camera deployment took place after its arrival from Delhi on Monday evening. The rescuers utilized a six-inch-wide pipeline on Monday to deliver more significant quantities of food and essentials to the 41 workers trapped in the collapsed Silkyara-Barkot tunnel. Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the ongoing rescue operations with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Monday, assuring the provision of necessary rescue equipment and resources for the safe evacuation of the workers through coordinated efforts between the Centre and the Uttarakhand government. The tunnel collapse occurred on November 12 in Uttarkashi district on the Yamunotri National Highway during its construction, trapping the workers inside.

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