Rescue operations underway in Uttarakhand tunnel collapse

The under-construction Silkyara-Barkot tunnel on the Yamunotri National Highway in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district collapsed at dawn on November 12, 2023. The collapse trapped at least 40 workers inside the tunnel.

The rescue operation is still ongoing, and the workers are being contacted through the supply tunnel drilled into the rubble.

The tunnel was being constructed by Navayuga Engineering Construction Limited (NECL) as part of the Char Dham all-weather road project connecting four sites sacred to Hindus. The tunnel was planned to be 4.5 kilometers long and located on the Yamunotri end of National Highway 134. The cause of the collapse is still under investigation.

Q.: Which company was responsible for constructing the Silkyara-Barkot tunnel, collapse in November 2023 ?

a. Navayuga Engineering Construction Limited (NECL)
b. Hindustan Construction Company (HCC)
c. Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
d. Gammon India

Ans : a. Navayuga Engineering Construction Limited (NECL)

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