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Submersible robotic inspection firm joins Meghalaya mine rescue ops

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

A team of a city-based company that specialises in robotic inspections on Sunday joined the operation to rescue 15 miners trapped for a month now inside a flooded rat-hole coal mine in

According to the website of the company, Planys Technologies, it is an IIT Madras incubated company that provides robotic inspections and using Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV).

One ROV and a six-member team of the firm have joined the operation, a said.

"The team joined Sunday. They are working with the Navy," the official, who did not want to be named, told

The miners have been trapped inside a 370-foot-deep illegal coal mine in Meghalaya's district since December 13, 2018 after water from a nearby river gushed in, puncturing the mine wall.

Even as a multi-agency effort to rescue them is underway, the is hearing a PIL in the matter for urgent action.

The Centre on Friday told the apex court it has to "believe in miracles" and see if the miners come out alive.

The and planes and helicopters of the have been deployed in the rescue operations.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 15:35 IST
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