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HCC's Tehri Project serves as a Nodal point for Relief Operations

June 24, 2013 : HCC is currently executing work on the Tehri Pump Storage Plant in Garhwal, Uttarakhand, encompassing the construction of an Underground Machine Hall on the left bank of River Bhagirathi. Following torrential rains and the subsequent flash floods and landslides in Uttarakhand between June 17-19, 2013, HCC's Tehri project team immediately mobilized its manpower and equipment to evacuate the pilgrims stranded in the region and set up a relief camp for them.

Over the last ten years, HCC has trained its engineers and employees and set up processes and relationships to support disasters of all magnitude.

At Tehri, the HCC team worked closely with the army for clearing the rescue routes and enabled the government teams to proceed further to execute their evacuation activity and save lives. Tehri served as a base camp for all the pilgrims who were rescued in the region. All the pilgrims were provided with food, water, sanitation, shelter and medical facilities at HCC's Relief camp at Tehri.

Highlights of HCC's Relief Operations:

  • Cleared the blockade caused by landslide on the main rescue road connecting Tehri to the city of Shrinagar (in Garhwal, Uttarakhand) using equipment like dozer and dumpers
  • Assistance to the government teams: Between June 18- 19, 2013, three landslides took place on the rescue road route via Tehri. The HCC team worked continuously to clear the severe accumulation of rock and debris. Subsequently, a government rescue team fleet comprising of around 500 vehicles and 1500 personnel including 75 NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) could move further towards Kedarnath - the worst affected region and reach out to the stranded pilgrims there.
  • Over 23,000 people availed the free food facility set up at the Langar (food camp) at Tehri from June 19, 2013 onwards.
  • Deployed Team & equipments for clearing the rescue route obstructed by a fuel tanker.
  • Over 3,000 pilgrims treated at the 24 hour medical facility which included an ambulance and site medical officers.
  • Sanitation facility provided for affected persons
  • The project team arranged shelter for women and children at the project office complex.
  • The District Magistrate, the Superintendent of Police and Ministers from West Bengal used the HCC Project office as their to camp to monitor the complete relief work .

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Dozer clearing debris from land slide   Langar organised from 11 am to mid-night   Medical officer provides medical aid
Dozer clearing debris from land slide   Langar organised from 11 am to mid-night   Medical officer provides medical aid
         
HCC employees clearing debries under the guidance of Army personnel   Fuel tanker carrying Aviation fuel got stuck obstructing the traffic. HCC helped to clear this blockade   HCC Ambulance deployed for emergency medical assistance
HCC employees clearing debries under the guidance of Army personnel   Fuel tanker carrying Aviation fuel got stuck obstructing the traffic. HCC helped to clear this blockade   HCC Ambulance deployed for emergency medical assistance
         
Food packets and water distributed to stranded pilgrims   HCC's camp became a hub for relief activities as Tehri became the nodal point for evacuation of stranded pilgrims    
Food packets and water
distributed to stranded
pilgrims
  HCC's camp became a hub for
relief activities as Tehri became
the nodal point for evacuation of
stranded pilgrims