In Uttarakhand, rescue and search operations is being conducted on two fronts vertical as well as horizontal in the tunnel at the point where 25 to 35 people are feared to be trapped from Sunday morning when the avalanche hit the power project.
The commandos of Navy are also conducting search operation along with the Alaknanda river.
In all, 34 bodies have been recovered so far and around 170 people are still missing. AIR correspondent reports that the vertical drilling operations at the Tapowan tunnel started by rescue teams at 2 A.M. in morning to peep into the slush flushing tunnel 12 to 13 metres below. This is being done from the tunnel where rescue teams are presently taking out slush.