Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami said the Uttarkashi tunnel rescue operation was a very difficult mission. (Image: PTI/File)
Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami expressed his gratitude to rescue teams and international experts involved, while also lauding the courage of the 41 workers stuck inside for 17 days
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami thanked the multiple central and state agencies as well as international experts for the successful extraction of 41 trapped workers from inside the collapsed section of the under-construction Silkyara tunnel. But he especially expressed gratitude for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constant support and leadership.
“Disasters have come and gone in the history of independent India but, certainly, this is the first time that a prime minister (Narendra Modi) stood as a guardian and an elder brother to all the labourers and their families,” Dhami told CNN-News18 in an exclusive interview.
“I would like to extend my gratitude to state and central agencies, international experts; I am thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He would call every day and take stock of the relief operation, not only as the prime minister but also as a guardian,” he added.