The Supreme Court is all set to hear a plea on Thursday seeking the deployment of adequate manpower and equipment for the rescue of miners trapped in a flooded mine in Meghalaya.

A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjay Kirshan Kaul agreed to hear the matter.

The petition by lawyer Adtiya N. Prasad said that the equipment to flush out the water being offered by Kirloskars and Tata Trust should be immediately airlifted to the site instead of sending it by road.