Staff Reporter

Happy with VSP performance

VISAKHAPATNAM: Governor Narain Dutt Tiwari on Wednesday visited Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and the Bharat Heavy Plate and Vessels and expressed satisfaction over their functioning.

He was received by VSP Chairman and Managing Director P.K. Bishnoi and a host of senior officials at VSP.

On his arrival, the CISF jawans gave a guard of honour in Governor’s honour.

The Governor later visited the Model Room and Awards Gallery. Director (operations) P.K. Mishra explained the model of the plant and the know-how incorporated in the plant, the achievements and the ongoing expansion.

Mr. Tiwari also visited the blast furnace-2 and wrote his impressions in the visitors’ book.

The Governor expressed happiness over the performance of the plant and praised the entire workforce for the commitment and dedication in taking the plant to newer heights.

District Collector A.K. Singhal, Pendurthy MLA Tippala Gurumurthy Reddy and the union leaders were present.

Mr. Tiwari, during his visit to BHPV, planted a sapling. Managing Director Om Prakash gave a presentation to him on latest developments in the organisation and the Union Cabinet’s nod for take-over of BHPV by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited. General Manager (finance) I.S.S.S. Ganesh and other officials and union leaders attended.

Unions’ plea

Trade unions of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) on Wednesday urged the Governor to use his good offices for allotment of captive iron ore and coal mines to the company.

Visakha Steel Employees Congress and Visakha Steel Workers’ Union in separate memoranda to the Governor said VSP was the only steel plant without captive mines on account of which it was incurring heavy expenditure on production.

Visakha Steel Employees’ Congress general secretary Rajasekhar Mantri and Visakha Steel Workers Union general secretary D. Adinarayana later said the Governor promised to look into it.