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The first Slope Stability Radar of GroundProbe, Australia, supplied and commissioned by M/s. Sujyoti India (P.) Ltd. was jointly inaugurated by the Hon. Union Minister of State, Shri Hansraj Ahir along with the Chairman cum Managing Director Shri Rajiv Ranjan Mishra on 14th October 2015 at Sasti Opencast Mine. The occasion was graced by Shri Sanjay Dhote Member of Legislative Assembly, Shri SS Malhi, Director Operations of Western Coalfields Limited, Shri S K Baskiyar, Area General Manager, Ballarpur Area of WCL and other senior officers of WCL.

The Hon. Minister has praised this initiative taken by WCL towards the safety of the workers and hoped that other mining companies will follow this. The CMD, WCL addressed the engineers who are being trained to operate this equipment and make them aware of the huge responsibility being shouldered by them, since other Coal India subsidiaries will be keenly watching the successful operation of this equipment.

With this, Western Coalfields Ltd., became the first subsidiary company of Coal India Ltd., to deploy the state of the art safety equipment, Slope Stability Radar at its mine.

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Ch Sushil Rao | TNN | Dec 31, 2016, 11.10 AM IST

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