RAWALPINDI: Rescue efforts continue at the site of the avalanche in Siachen as another priority point has been added to the already five identified points.
According to the ISPR, at present 15 heavy machines which include Dumpers, Dozers, Excavators and Loaders are working at the search site.
At point one, excavating has gone down up to 115 feet. Work will start at 130 feet long horizontal tunnel with a dia of 3 meters to attain access to the accommodation area, while at point two, excavation work has gone down to 100 feet.
A 450 meters long access track has been developed and improved by adding sub grade to improve traction for wheeled plant equipment on the avalanche to access the priority points.
The work on both main access tracks has been carried out to increase the total length to 1.5 kilometers.
The weather continues to be harsh and unfriendly, posing operational and administrative difficulties for both men and machines busy in the rescue operation.
However, the trying weather hazards and colossal work at hand have not been able to flinch resolve of man busy in the rescue efforts.