The entire nation heaved a sigh of relief when the 41 construction workers were rescued from the collapsed Silkyara tunnel in Uttarkashi. A member of the Expert Committee, formed to enquire into the tunnel collapse has already stated under anonymity that, the safety measure of providing an escape route was ignored in the Silkyara tunnel construction. The contractor is the Hyderabad based Navayoga Engineering Company. The same company is constructing the Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Expressway. Only 3 months ago, 20 construction workers were killed when a crane collapsed and fell on the workers. It is an alarming fact that, the profit hungry contractors do not care about the safety of the workers. Unfortunately, the corrupt bureaucrats are also collaborating with the contractors. It is in this backdrop that, CITU has issued a press release demanding thorough probe into the tunnel collapse and to take stringent action on those who ignored the safety measures. The press statement of CITU is enclosed for the information of our comrades.