RINL Top Officials, Trade Unions And Employees Take Out Rally For Transportation Of Essential Raw Material From Adani Gangavaram Port Limited To The Steel PSU

Senior officers & trade union leaders have appealed to agitating workers of Gangavaram port to allow transfer RINL’s Coal

Top officials along with trade unions and employees took out a rally for non-transportation of RINL’s most essential raw material from Adani Gangavaram Port Limited (AGPL) to RINL which is stuck at Gangavaram port limited since 12th April, 2024.

Over 1000 employees of RINL including RINL CGM (Works)-Incharge Shri A.K. Sobti, chief general managers, general managers, heads of departments, leaders of various trade unions walked from Balacheruvu gate of Visakhapatnam steel plant and interacted with the agitating workers of Adani Gangavaram Port Limited by walk, today.

Senior officers & trade union leaders have humbly appealed to the agitating workers of Gangavaram port to kindly allow transfer RINL’s Coal from Gangavaram Port to RINL immediately as RINL, the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam steel plant is in a highly critical position due to lack of its most essential raw material Coking Coal which is stuck at gangaravam port since 12th April, 2024 due to agitation of workers at Gangavaram port.

In yet another significant initiative, Shri Atul Bhatt, CMD, RINL, once again, wrote a letter to the District Collector, Vizag seeking his immediate intervention to come to the rescue of RINL.

The text of Shri Atul Bhatt, CMD, RINL’s letter to the District Collector, Vizag is as below

“It is a matter of great concern that the court orders for transportation of coal to RINL through conveyor belt system or otherwise, forthwith, is still to be implemented in spite of desperate efforts from RINL side. AGPL have remained non-committal and have been maintaining that negotiations are under progress with the R&R employees. As per the order, the transportation of coal to RINL is to be implemented forthwith and it is independent of the negotiations to be continued. Due to non-availability of required Coking Coals, the operations at RINL have been under forced throttling. The impasse in the matter, extending nearly for a month, is posing severe threat to the health of the equipment as also financial health of the Company. The company is unable to meet even statutory payment obligations. Under the circumstances, we request District Administration and Police to provide necessary security so that the transportation of critical materials i.e. coal is shifted by RINL peacefully through its own loaders and dumpers. The men and machinery are ready and we would be grateful, if the first dispatch of coal is facilitated by 5.00 PM, today”.

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