Fire in railway tunnel, 44 workers rescued

  • | Tuesday | 7th November, 2023

Dehradun: Over 40 labourers had a narrow escape after a fire broke out in an under-construction tunnel of the Rishikesh-Karanprayag railway line in Rudraprayag district late Sunday evening.The tunnel is being constructed at Nagrasu, about 5km from the district headquarters. According to district authorities, there were 44 labourers in the tunnel when the fire broke out.A team of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and District Disaster Response Force (DDRF) started a rescue operation."All 44 workers were safely rescued. The blaze started when some chemicals kept in the tunnel caught fire, said Nand Kishore Rajwar, disaster management officer of Rudraprayag district.The Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), which is executing the project, recently announced that 60% of the broad-gauge railway line between Rishikesh-Karnaprayag has been completed.We also published the following articles recentlyMumbai: Second Tunnel Boring Machine starts working for Metro 7AThe Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has started work on the second Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) for Line 7A, which will connect Andheri (East) to CSMI Airport. This expansion of the Red Line M7 is expected to be completed by 2024. The tunneling work is being carried out at a depth of 12m to 28m, and the 3.42km long corridor will have two stations. The new line will provide direct connectivity to the airport, as well as other areas in Mumbai.Chennai Metro Rail phase 2 work: Tunnel boring machine Podhigai achieves breakthroughPodhigai, a tunnel boring machine, has successfully completed a 1.4km tunnel under the Madhavaram High Road for phase two of Chennai Metro Rail. The tunnel boring process took 10 months to complete. Podhigai is one of seven tunnel boring machines being used to construct twin tunnels for a 9km section on corridor-3. The overall corridor-3 covers a 45.4km stretch with 28 underground stations and 19 elevated stations. The stretch from Porur to Poonamallee on corridor-4 is expected to be the first to open in 2024.BJP worker attacked in Bhind districtTensions rise ahead of assembly elections in Lahar constituency as a BJP worker is allegedly attacked in Bhind. Ajay Pratap Singh Rajawat, general secretary of the Machand Mandal, was assaulted by masked individuals with machetes. He suffered severe head injuries and a fractured hand. In a separate incident, BJP candidate Ambrish Sharma faced verbal abuse from members of the opposition party during a campaign in Imlah.

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