WATCH: Yogi Adityanath meets eight UP workers rescued from Uttarakhand tunnel

WATCH: Yogi Adityanath meets eight UP workers rescued from Uttarakhand tunnel

WATCH: Yogi Adityanath meets eight UP workers rescued from Uttarakhand tunnel

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday met and interacted with eight workers from his state who were among the 41 safely rescued from the partially collapsed Silkyara Tunnel in Uttarakhand.

In a post shared on X, the chief minister can also be seen offering them shawls and gifts.

The eight workers arrived in Lucknow on Friday morning via road from AIIMS Rishikesh. All 41 workers who were trapped inside Uttarakhand’s Silkyara tunnel since 12 November were evacuated safely on 28 November. After being kept under medical observation for a night at the community health centre at Chinyalisaur, they were airlifted on Wednesday to AIIMS, Rishikesh.

Taking to X earlier, UP CM hailed the efforts of the Central and state governments in rescuing the 41 trapped labourers.

“It is the result of the tireless efforts of the Central and Uttarakhand governments that all the workers are safe with their families. Heartfelt gratitude to the respected Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji on behalf of the people of the state and heartfelt thanks to the Honorable Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami Ji,” he wrote.

Meanwhile, five workers hailing from Bihar were also among the 41 workers rescued from the Silkyara tunnel. They received a rousing welcome at the Patna airport on Friday and were welcomed with flowers and bouquets by Labour Minister Surendra Ram.

Fifteen labourers hailing from Jharkhand were airlifted to Delhi from AIIMS Rishikesh on Thursday and from there to Ranchi this morning.

Earlier, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami also met all the rescued workers at Chinyalisaur Hospital and said that the workers have been completely examined and are healthy.

As the trapped workers were safely rescued on 28 November, their family members in different parts of the country burst into joy and celebrated the moment by bursting crackers and sharing sweets.

On 12 November, a section of the tunnel between 205 and 260 metres from the Silkyara side collapsed. 41 workers who were beyond the 260-metre mark were trapped, with their exit blocked. After huge efforts of different rescue teams and 16 days of the rescue operations, all 41 labourers were safely evacuated on 28 November.

With inputs from agencies