New Delhi, June 08: NLCIL’slignite Mines have always set a benchmark in the country in quality and performance. Recently, the lignite Mines of NLCIL have bagged 5 star ratings for the year 2020-21 and 2021-22, an achievement in high standards.
With a view to sustain the best standards, NLCIL revamped the entire transport system in its three Mines by replacing nearly 100 vehicles, including 47 personnel carriers, 34 open lorries, 7 canteen vans and 7 refuellers, with new vehicles of TATA SA 1218.T 4x4 chassis BS VI at a cost of 30 crores conforming to the latest emission norms.
The new fleet of vehicles for the three Mines was flagged off at the Corporate Office by MotupalliPrasanna Kumar, CMD, NLCIL. During the occasion, Functional Directors Suresh Chandra Suman, Director (Mines)& Director (Fin/Additional Charge), Samir Swarup, Director (HR), M. Venkatachalam, Director (Power), L. Chandrasekar, CVO/NLCIL and senior officials of NLCIL were present.
The new personnel carriers contain various safety features viz., two cameras (one inside and one at the rear) for the operator for monitoring, pneumatically operated door with emergency exit button provided, individual modular seats with seat belts, Audio visual alarm and amber light as per DGMS guidelines, Calling bell facility, steel fabrication for more stability, Railway type tinted glass shutters, communication window to communicate with operator/driver, LED lights and a fire extinguisher. .
Similarly, the open lorries are also fitted with modern facilities like camera in the crew cabin, modular seating, audio visual alarm, amber light as per DGMS guidelines, calling bell facility, LED lights and fire extinguisher. It is believed that the new fleet of ultra-modern vehicles will enhance the transport system in the Mines and ensure more safety, reliability and durability that are crucial to Mines safety.