Singareni team visits Odisha under the leadership of Director (Operations)
To achieve the Common Railway Corridor in Odisha
Five coal companies headed by Singareni
Decision to appeal to the Center for expediting the work of the railway line
Participating Singareni, Nalco, OMCL, Aditya Birla Group,
Vedanta, Essel, KPCL companies
On the one hand, Singareni is trying to speed up the approval process for the Naini project in Odisha, while on the other hand, it is working hard for infrastructure for coal transport in the region. Singareni Company C&MD On the instructions of Shri N. Sridhar, a team of Singareni dignitaries led by Director (Operations) Shri S. Chandrasekhar visited Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha on Wednesday and Thursday (September 8 and 9) in Angul district.
Singareni has taken a special initiative to train a railway line to enable coal to be transported to the Talcher Coalfields, the largest Naini block in Odisha. As part of this, Odisha Mining Corporation Limited (OMCL), Nalco, Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL), Essel Mining and Industries Limited (EMIL), which acquired coal blocks in the Talcher region, and Vedanta Limited (all companies) on Wednesday evening (September 8) Hosted the meeting. Other organizations on the occasion urged Singareni to take a special initiative in the implementation of the Common Rail Corridor, especially in the context of special experience in coal production. With this, Singareni Director (Operations) Shri S. Chandrasekhar, Advisor (Mining) Shri DN Prasad, ED (Coal Movement) Shri J. Alvin met with all other organizations on the Common Rail Corridor and discussed the action plan.
The Common Rail Corridor will take at least five and a half years to complete and the Singareni coal production in Naini will start from this financial year, Director (Operations) Shri S. Chandrasekhar said on the occasion. Representatives of other companies said that coal production from their projects would also start in two to three years. In this context, they decided to work collectively to complete the Common Rail Corridor project for coal transportation as soon as possible.
Representatives of all the organizations at the meeting decided to put pressure on the Railway Department through the Union Ministry of Coal to expedite work on the 28 km railway line from Jharkhand to Tentuloi (Inner Corridor) first. It was also decided to give a loan to the Railway Construction Company if necessary and make a proposal to withdraw it after the completion of the project. Due to the delay in the Common Rail Corridor project, it was decided to request the Center and the Government of Odisha to develop the roadway to allow for special arrangements at the nearby railway sidewalks as an alternative.
Representatives of all the organizations unanimously decided to appeal to the English District Collector to set up integrated resettlement colonies for the locals affected by the coal mining projects. It was decided to develop the skills of the landless youth and provide employment in their companies.
In this meeting, the Executive Director, Mr. Diwakar kepisiel, Sri tiramanaravu charge of the company’s philosophy, Nalco Executive Director Mr. kekepanda, oemsiel Director Mr. kesibrahma, representatives of the Aditya Birla Group, Essel pradinidhulu company, Singareni Naini Advisor Shri Vijayarao, GM Suresh, DGM Ravindra P. Chowdhury, DGM Marapally Venkateshwarlu and others participated.
Director (Operations) Shri S. Chandrasekhar meeting with Angul Collector
As part of his visit to Odisha, Shri S. Chandrasekhar, Director, Operations, had a meeting with Shri Siddhartha Shankar Swain, District Collector, Angul. While almost all the permits have been granted for the first phase of the Naini coal block, the second phase is expected to expedite the process of allotment of forest lands. The socio-economic survey was urged to be undertaken quickly. He also appealed to the lower echelons to issue directives to expedite land acquisition.
Speaking on the occasion, the Collector said that the district administration will provide all possible assistance for the project being carried out by Singareni. Afterwards, the Director of Operations, Shri S. Chandrasekhar, inspected the railway station at Kerazing. After the commencement of Singareni Naini coal production, the feasibility of setting up a railway siderrag near Kerazinga station for temporary transportation of coal was explored. Later, the director inspected the coal analysis center set up by Singareni at a cost of Rs 2 crore near Angul district headquarters. Plants were planted there along with the authorities.
Director along with Advisor (Mining) Shri DN Prasad, E.D. (Coal Movement) Shri J. Alvin, Shri Naini Advisor Shri Vijayarao, GM Suresh, DGM Ravindra P. Chowdhury, DGM Marapally Venkateshwarlu, etc.