Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicTapovan tunnel

Topic: Tapovan tunnel

Parts of Joshimath town ‘sinking’, Uttarakhand govt may go for ‘construction ban, relocation’

Expert panel formed by state govt has warned that several pockets of the town are sinking due to man-made and natural causes. Locals say report did not factor in Tapovan tunnel.

2 more bodies recovered from Uttarakhand’s Tapovan tunnel, death toll reaches 61

13 workers have so far been pulled out of the sludge-choked tunnel at Tapovan where a large number of people were at work when the tragedy occurred following a flash flood.

Rescue operations in Chamoli to continue till last victim reached, says NDRF commandant

The NDRF commandant also said the muck-clearing exercise at Tapovan tunnel may take months, if not a year.

No training, early warning or emergency exits, claim workers at Rishi Ganga & Tapovan projects

Officials of NTPC and Kundan Group that ran these projects deny the claims, say everything was in place but deluge left them too little time.

Eight bodies recovered from Tapovan tunnel, Uttarakhand flood death toll rises to 46

The bodies have been kept at a temporary mortuary built in Tapovan, officials said. 158 people from the disaster remain missing.

Tapovan tunnel rescue work temporarily suspended due to surge in water level of Dhauli Ganga

Around 25-35 people have been trapped in the tunnel for over four days in the wake of the Chamoli glacier disaster in Uttarakhand, with agencies racing against time to rescue them.

Drilling operation launched at Tapovan tunnel to rescue 30-35 trapped workers

The workers have been trapped ever since a flash flood battered villages and hydro-power projects in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district Sunday, claiming 34 lives, while 170 remain missing.

Rescue operation to locate 25-35 workers trapped inside Tapovan tunnel continues

The rescue operation at the NTPC hydel project site, which bore the brunt of the disaster, has been going on since Sunday after the flood in the Alaknanda river system in Chamoli.

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