Tunneling in fragile Himalayas fraught with risks, say experts

IndiaTimes Monday, 13 November 2023 ()
The collapse of a tunnel in Uttarakhand has raised concerns about the impact of extensive construction in a state prone to landslides. An expert panel appointed by the Supreme Court warned about these issues during a survey a few years ago, calling for a reconsideration of ongoing tunnel projects in the Himalayan states. Scientists suggest that the collapse may be due to inadequate geological understanding or non-compliance with regulations. While there is hope for the rescue of trapped workers, there is a need for a meticulous geological survey before tunnel construction in the region.

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Delhi: Professor Arnold Dix, an international tunnelling expert who provided important technical support on the ground in the Uttarakhand tunnel rescue operation, says, "Before I arrived here, I knew this region was a very sacred area for Hindu people. Also, I knew the purpose of this tunnel was to allow pilgrims to go between sacred temples. There was an epic dimension to this mission. It is a Himalayan mountain; it doesn't get any bigger than that." #ArnoldDix #UttarkashiRecue #UttarkashiTunnel #Uttarakhand #Uttarkashi #PushkarSinghDhami #PMModi #Modi #India #UttarakhandNews #Dehradun #OneIndia #OneindiaNews ~HT.178~GR.125~PR.151~ED.194~

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