PM dedicates modernized Bhilai Steel Plant to Nation

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By Sarkaritel June 14, 2018 21:03


Bhilai/New Delhi, 14 June, 2018: Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today dedicated Steel Authority of India Ltd.’s (SAIL) modernized and expanded Bhilai Steel Plant to the nation at Bhilai in a magnificent function attended by a huge gathering of citizens and dignitaries. With this historic dedication to the nation, SAIL completed its modernization and expansion programme (MODEX) which enhances the steel making capacity of the Company to 21 MTPA.

This momentous occasion was witnessed by Union Minister for Steel, Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Shri Raman Singh, Union Minister of State for Steel Shri Vishnu Deo Sai, Union Minister of State for Telecommunications, I/c, Shri Manoj Sinha and several other dignitaries. Before dedicating the new plant to the nation, Prime Minister Shri Modi also visited Bhilai Steel Plant where he witnessed the new and expanded steel making facilities. During the Plant visit, Secretary Steel Dr. Aruna Sharma, Officer on Special Duty, Steel, Shri Binoy Kumar, Chairman SAIL, Shri PK Singh and CEO, Bhilai Steel Plant, Shri M Ravi were also present.

Addressing the gathering at Bhilai, Shri Narendra Modi said that, “Before coming here today, I went to Bhilai Steel Plant, which has been equipped with more modern technology and capacity with expenditure of Rs 18000 crores. It is my good fortune that today I have the opportunity to inaugurate this modernized and expanded steel plant.

Very few people know that most of the rail tracks have been built after the independence, which connect the nation from Kuchh to Cuttack and from Kargil to Kanyakumari. These tracks are being produced from the offerings of sweat of yours. Definitely Bhilai has not only made steel, also built the lives, decorated the society and made the country too. We will also work to strengthen the foundation of New India as steel. In Bhilai and Durg, you have personally experienced that after setting up a steel plant, the picture changed there. Mining of steel sector and iron ore has played a big role in speeding up the progress of Chhattisgarh.”

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel June 14, 2018 21:03