Bhubaneswar, December 1: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday met the four Odia workers rescued from the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarkashi of Uttarakhand at his residence Naveen Niwas here and handed over Rs 2 lakh to each of them.
Out of the five Odia workers, four workers arrived in Bhubaneswar airport along with Labour Minister Sarada Prasad Nayak, who had been camping at the tunnel site since last week.
Dhiren Nayak of Badakudar and Bisweswar Nayak of Jogibandh in Mayurbhanj district, Raju Nayak from Kuldiha in Balasore, Bhagaban Bhotra of Nabarangpur and Tapan Mandal of Bhadrak district were trapped in the tunnel.
Bhadrak’s Tapan Mandal will arrive later with his brother.
They were among the 41 workers who were trapped in the SilkyaraTunnel in Uttarkashi for almost 17 days.