Shillong: The rescue operations to trace out the miners, trapped inside a coal mine in East Jaintia Hills, enter 25th day on Monday.
Heavy pumps are being used to flush out water from the two old shafts from 8 in the morning. A temporary pitch was prepared to drain the water pumped out from the Coal India Limited pump.
A pipeline from the pump to the pitch is laid and the water is filling the pitch. From the pitch, the Odhisa Fire Personnel are pumping the water out to a nearby stream using six pumps.
The Kirloskar pumps had developed some snags again and the day saw experts fixing and repairing it with the hope that it can help to pump out water in the coming two days.
The approximate quantity of water pumped out in two hours was around 2,26,800 liters. The Indian Navy divers have installed the Under Water Remotely Operating Vehicle (UWROV) and are using it to find any traces of the trapped miners.
Meanwhile, the Odhisa Fire Personel reported to have shut the pumps at the two old shafts and approximately 1,80,000 liter of water was pumped out on Monday during the 10 working hours.