29 Nov 2023

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami said this about reassessment of infra projects

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami Wednesday met the workers rescued from the Silkyara tunnel and kept under medical observation at a hospital in Chinyalisaur and handed over Rs 1 lakh to each of them.

Dhami emphasized the need for a balance between ecology and the economy in the aftermath of the Silkyara tunnel collapse. He said that his government would reassess all relevant infrastructure projects. Dhami expressed joy over the successful evacuation of 41 workers who had been trapped for nearly 17 days, likening the event to his Diwali celebration.

One of the toughest challenges

Dhami conveyed his gratitude to local deity Baba Baukhnag, various agencies involved in the rescue operation, national and international experts, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Describing the rescue operation as one of the toughest challenges during his tenure, he commended the workers for their patience and resilience.

The Chief Minister highlighted the constant monitoring and support from Prime Minister Modi, which provided significant strength during the crisis. He reiterated the government's commitment to reviewing all tunnel projects in the state, emphasizing the importance of striking a balance between development and environmental concerns.

Govt will ensure well-being of workers and safety of infra projects

Acknowledging Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's announcement of a safety audit for all under-construction tunnels, Dhami expressed the government's commitment to ensuring the well-being of workers and the safety of infrastructure projects. 

Milestone in the ongoing Char Dham project

The successful evacuation marked a crucial milestone in the ongoing Char Dham project, with the rescued workers receiving medical attention in Rishikesh after spending the night under observation in Chinyalisaur. CM Dhami personally visited the workers, presenting each with a financial contribution and announcing a reward for the rescue team members involved in the evacuation.

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