New route to Siachen
Despite weather hazards, rescue operation at Gayari Sector continues at five priority points identified with the help of SPD team employed alongwith plant equipment, Army Search and Rescue Teams.
A 450 meters long access track has been developed on the avalanche to access the priority points. Work on another access track has also been started to widen search perimeter.
Mainly Plant equipment is employed at two points. The work is in progress at rapid speed on both points.
At the work on other three points mainly being done with the help of infantry troops who resort to manual digging with some assistance from plant equipment where required.
A Dozer has been employed to restore the water channel, which has been blocked due to avalanche. So far two exists are available with 20 and 15 cusecs discharge. Efforts are in hand to enhance same with the help of plant equipment.