NEW DELHI, Nov 27: Billionaire Gautam Adani’s group on
Monday said it has no direct or indirect involvement in the
construction of Uttarakhand’s Silkyara tunnel, where 41
construction workers are trapped since it collapsed more than
two weeks back.
In a statement, an Adani group spokesperson said the
conglomerate does not own or hold any share in the company
involved in the construction of the tunnel.
“We clarify with utmost emphasis that the Adani group or any
of its subsidiaries has no direct or indirect involvement of any
kind in the tunnel’s construction,” it said. “We also clarify that
we do not own or hold any shares in the company involved in
the tunnel’s construction.
The construction workers have been trapped 260 meters inside
the Silkyara-Barkot tunnel since November 12 when a part of
the under-construction tunnel collapsed following a landslide.
The Silkyara tunnel, which is part of the Char Dham all-weather
accessibility project, is being built by Hyderabad-based
Navayuga Engineering Company Limited.
Strongly condemning any “nefarious attempts” to link its name
to the collapse, the Adani group said, “At this time, our
thoughts and prayers are with the trapped workers and their