Tapovan Tunnel

Uttarakhand glacier burst: NDRF team reaches 171 metres inside Tapovan tunnel

According to NDRF, the excavation work went on from 11:50 pm to 2:15 am last night to dewater the tunnel.

published on : 22nd February 2021

Uttarakhand floods: One more body recovered, toll now 62

One body was recovered late Thursday night from the banks of the Alaknanda at Helang between Joshimath and Pipalkoti, Chamoli district police said.

published on : 19th February 2021

Uttarakhand disaster: Effigies for cremation, body parts fished out in search of victims

As operations entered the 10th day, identifying bodies and body parts is becoming the challenge.

published on : 18th February 2021

Chamoli disaster: Many people found in Tapovan tunnel were alive till Feb 13, says official

A total of 11 bodies have been recovered from the Tapovan tunnel out of which two were recovered on Tuesday. 

published on : 17th February 2021

Uttarakhand disaster: On Day 9, rescue operation turns into search for bodies

We hope to find bodies so that the families can perform the last rites at least),” an official closely monitoring the situation told TNIE.

published on : 16th February 2021

Uttarakhand calamity: Three more bodies recovered, toll climbs to 53

The bodies were recovered this morning from the Adit tunnel at the NTPC's Tapovan-Vishnugad project site, Chamoli District Magistrate, Swati S Bhadauria, said.

published on : 15th February 2021

Glacier burst: Eight bodies recovered from Tapovan, Raini hydel project sites, toll rises to 46

These are the first bodies to be recovered from the site where muck-clearing and drilling operations have been underway on a war-footing since last Sunday.

published on : 14th February 2021

Uttarakhand floods: New plan to drill hole with large diameter in Tapovan tunnel for camera insertion

Drilling of a 12-metre-long hole of 75 mm diameter in the intake adit tunnel to its inside has been successful, said NTPC General Manager, R P Ahirwal.

published on : 13th February 2021

Meet three key women officials working on rescue efforts at Chamoli

The women involved in the rescue and relief operations at Chamoli where the flashfloods wreaked havoc, are persevering to help bring hope back to the state. 

published on : 13th February 2021

Chamoli disaster: Sirens, confusion ensue at rescue spot after water levels of Rishi Ganga rise

The rescue operations were suspended temporarily only to resume after two hours at around 4 pm.

published on : 12th February 2021

Chamoli rescue mission: Delay, disruption render changed strategy futile

A warning was issued to evacuate the rescue spot and leave for high grounds just in case another flash flood comes.

published on : 12th February 2021

Chamoli disaster: Drilling operation launched at Tapovan tunnel to rescue trapped workers

As the continuous flow of slush and silt remains a major obstacle between the rescuers and those trapped inside the tunnel, a boring operation by a huge machine is being undertaken.

published on : 11th February 2021

Drones, remote-sensing equipment being used to locate those trapped in Tapovan tunnel

The rescue teams have so far progressed to 80 metres inside the tunnel and have to make their way through tonnes of debris for at least 100 metres more to reach those trapped inside.

published on : 10th February 2021

Rescue operation to locate 25-35 workers trapped inside Tapovan tunnel continues

Measures like drilling to take oxygen to those trapped inside the tunnel are being contemplated, project consultant A K Shrivastava said at the site in Tapovan.

published on : 10th February 2021

Boulders in debris inside Tapovan tunnel biggest hindrance to search operations: ITBP officer

Kedarnath MLA Manoj Rawat said excavators and Pokland machines should be brought in to speed up the process.

published on : 10th February 2021