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Jamshedpur: Saryu Roy meets Tata Steel UISL MD, wants pending public utility projects to be completed on time

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Jamshedpur, Dec 2: Saryu Roy, MLA of Jamshedpur (East), took up pending public utilities projects of Steel City with the newly-appointed managing director of the Tata Steel Utilities and Infrastructure Services Limited Rituraj Sinha.

Roy, during a meeting with Sinha and other officials of the Tata Steel UISL, discussed at length about the projects that have been awaiting completion for long. Roy also asked the company officials to ensure that those projects that are hanging fire should be completed within the pre-scheduled timeframe.

Roy said: “I have suggested that to hasten implementation of pending public welfare projects on improving the supply of electricity, water, and condition of roads, and cleanliness. A coordination committee should be set up which will include officials of TSUISL, JNAC and electricity department. All my efforts are focussed on this executive coordination committee that will help in speedy implementation of those public projects that have been hanging fire for more than 25 years.”

The state of electricity supply to various parts of the city, especially those parts of the city which are beyond the Tata Steel’s purview, were discussed during the meeting. “We had fruitful a discussion about the company supplying power to non-company areas of Jamshedpur.  In those parts of the city which get power from the state government-run JBVNL there are frequent power cuts. In these parts I have suggested that TSUISL supply power to curtail the shortfall.”

The third suggestion that Roy made in context of this electricity was that Tata Steel should supply power directly to all the houses in the Cable Company areas. The company officials told him that work is underway for this and funds for this project have also been approved. 

Discussions on these contentious issues threw up a number of fruitful suggestions and revelations. Tata Steel UISL officials assured Roy that work had begun to strengthen and expand the infrastructure and power supplying capacity. The company officials added that work is under progress to give power to Bagun Nagar. A new power sub-station is being set up and power supply will be extended to Bagunhatu, Baridih, Moharda-Murakati.

The company officials also told Roy that survey to supply power in households of Moharda is complete and work to set up a new power station in Moharda has begun. While work to provide electricity and water to Vinoba Ashram area in Burmamines has begun, the work to set up a power substation for Chhayanagar, and Nirmalnagar will begin soon.

“The company has agreed to fulfil the shortfall of power in non-company areas, especially during peak times when there are frequent power cuts. A technical proposal for this will soon be submitted by the company to the General Manager of the state electricity board,” said Roy.

Roy has already spoken about this proposal with the state’s secretary of the electricity department, Avnish Kumar. Roy said: “Kumar has spoken to the GM electricity of Jamshedpur and directed him to smoothen out all hurdles and hasten the supply of power from TSUISL to non-company parts of the city. The secretary spoke to the GM over phone infront of me and asked him to coordinate with TSUISL and submit a joint proposal to the state government at the earliest.”

On drinking water supply to non-company areas, TSUISL officials told Roy that the proposal has been approved and funds sanctioned for the supply drinking water to those parts of the city which have been left out. “Necessary pipes and other equipment required for the project are being purchased. Work is expected to begin within a month,” said Roy.

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