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CM orders payment of pending wages of HCL workers on MPís request

Jamshedpur, June 28: The MP of Jamshedpur Bidyut Baran Mahato today met Chief Minister Raghubar Das and raised the issue of pending payment of wages to the workers of Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL), Ghatsila, among several issues related to Jamshedpur constituency.

After listening to the MP, the CM asked the chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of HCL, KD Diwan, to take necessary steps to ensure payment of workersí due as soon as possible. While assuring to resolve the wages issue, the CMD also demanded land and mines on lease for the setting up of a concentration plant and carrying out expansion of the company. The CM sought application on behalf of the company in this regard and assured to take prompt action on the matter.

The MP also met the Chief Secretary Raj Bala Verma and Road Construction Department secretary Mast Ram Meena and discussed the Jugsalai road over bridge (ROB) project with them after apprising the CM about the current status of the project. The CM said no slackness would be tolerated on part of the department authorities concerned.

Mahato was informed by Meena that tender had been floated for preparing the general arrangement of the joint design for the proposed ROB. The DPR is to be submitted in two months. Thereafter, it will be sent to the Railway Board.
Das told Mahato he would personally talk to the Railway Board chairman once the final proposal of the project reaches Railway Board.

Potka MLA Menka Sardar was also present at the meeting. She discussed the road projects of Potka and Dumaria with the Chief Secretary and the Road Construction Department Secretary. She demanded speedy completion of projects pertaining to the construction of road from Dumaria Guesthouse to Layalam Valley, Odisha. She was told that the DPR was ready but administrative approval was yet to be given. The MP too, demanded speedy construction of roads in Ghatsila, Baharagora, Chakulia and Patamada.

Discussing the issue of electricity supply, the CM said efforts were on to ensure 22 hours power supply all over the state. He said the necessary resources had been made available to the departments concerned. He said there was a shortage of manpower and that a massive recruitment had been made in this regard for the first time. He said more vacancies would be filled up in the near future.

The CM also asked the state authorities concerned to start work on the construction of Jaipal Stadium in Karandih (Parsudih). He had made the announcement in this regard on the occasion of Sohrai last year.

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