DDA demolishes house of rat-hole miner involved in Uttarkashi Tunnel rescue operations
Feb 29, 2024
New Delhi, February 29 (ANI): The Delhi Development Authority carried out an anti-encroachment drive on February 28. During the anti-encroachment drive, the house of one of the rat-hole miners was razed by DDA. The rat-hole miner Wakeel Hassan claimed that he was involved in the Uttarkashi Tunnel rescue operations. Wakeel Hassan alleged that he didn’t receive any notice from the concerned authorities before taking action. Notably, 41 trapped workers in Uttarkashi’s Silkyara tunnel were safely evacuated on November 28, 2023. Different national and international agencies worked during the rescue operations that continued for 16 days. When the machines broke down during the rescue ops, efforts of half a dozen rat-hole miners proved to be instrumental. The Uttarakhand Government had also appreciated rat-hole miners for their work during the Silkyara tunnel rescue ops.