IN PHOTOS: CM Shinde reviews rescue operations of excavator operator in Palghar

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Friday reviewed the rescue operations of excavator operator who remains trapped with the equipment after a cave-in at a water project in Palghar district of Maharashtra. Pics/CMO

Updated On: 2024-06-14 10:28 PM IST

Compiled by : Asif Ali Sayed

CM Shinde on Friday said that the Indian Army, Navy and Coast Guard have joined the efforts to rescue the excavator operator. Pics/CMO

An excavator operator was trapped after the soil and wall structure collapsed during work on a tunnel shaft at the Surya water supply project site in Sasun Navghar village, some 50 km from Mumbai, on the night of May 29

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and other rescue teams have been working at the site, but neither the man nor the machine has been spotted

CM Shinde was accompanied by MMRDA Commissioner Dr Sanjay Mukherjee and Palghar Collector Govind Bodke. He visited the site on Friday and reviewed the rescue efforts

Talking to reporters, CM Shinde said that excavator operator Rakesh Yadav was involved in an accident while working on the Surya pipeline project

He said, despite extensive rescue operations involving local teams and NDRF, he remains trapped. The Indian Army, Navy, and Coast Guard now have joined the search. We are committed to his rescue

The Maharashtra Chief Minister announced compensation of Rs 50 lakh to Yadav's family in the event of his death and assured a job to a member

CM Shinde further said that considering the complexity of the situation, professors from the Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) will oversee the rescue

The experts will also conduct a thorough inquiry to ascertain the cause of the incident and prevent future occurrences, CM Shinde said

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