NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR : A committee of consultants visited the collapse web site of an under-construction tunnel at Khooni Nallah on Srinagar-Jammu nationwide freeway in Jammu and Kashmir wherein 10 labourers had been killed.
The three-member panel can even counsel remedial measures to finish the undertaking. The Ministry of Street Transport and Highways arrange the committee beneath the chairmanship of Professor JT Shahu of IIT-Delhi. “Additional motion can be taken based mostly on the committee report. The Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has already initiated a course of to deal with such emergency conditions and can be taking all attainable measures to keep away from such accidents in future,” stated the ministry.
The ministry has additionally directed the NHAI to concern instructions to officers and has sought a report inside 10 days. On Thursday night time, a portion of the beneath development tunnel between Digdole and Khoni Nallah on the Jammu-Srinagar nationwide freeway had caved in Ramban district caved.
Whereas two staff had been rescued instantly, the rescue work was hampered by intermittent taking pictures stones and unhealthy climate. Rescuers ran in opposition to time to avoid wasting 10 staff had been trapped contained in the tunnel, however it was too late by the point they entered the collapsed construction.
The ministry stated that the stretch is liable to frequent landslides or taking pictures stones because of fragile geology. “Earlier than staff could possibly be moved out, out of the blue an enormous rock mass fell above the false metal portal erected for development of an audit which resulted within the trapping of 12 staff… It’s but to be decided what was the trigger of the collapse,” stated a ministry official.