Chennai: 

A group despatched by a Chennai-based firm that specialises in submersible robotic inspections joined the operation to rescue the 15 miners trapped for a month now, inside a flooded rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya.

The corporate, Planys Applied sciences, is an IIT Madras-incubated firm that gives submersible robotic inspections and survey options utilizing Remotely Operated Automobiles (ROV). One ROV and a six-member group of the agency have joined the operation, an organization official mentioned.

“The group joined the rescue operation on Sunday. They’re working with the Navy,” he instructed information company PTI.

The miners have been trapped inside a 370-foot-deep unlawful coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district since December 13, 2018 after water from a close-by river gushed in, puncturing the mine wall.

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The group joined the rescue operation on Sunday

Whilst a multi-agency effort to rescue them is underway, the Supreme Courtroom is listening to a plea within the matter for pressing motion.

The Centre on Friday instructed the highest courtroom it has to “believe in miracles” and see if the miners come out alive. The Indian Navy and planes and helicopters of the Indian Air Pressure have been deployed within the rescue operations

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