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Over Burden Removal Affected at MCL's Talcher Coalfields in Odisha

Coal News - Published on Wed, 09 Oct 2019

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PSU reported that at least 6,000 tonne coal supply and 5,000 cubic meter of over burden removal were affected due to two separate incidents of work disturbances since yesterday at Talcher coalfields of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited in Angul district of Odisha. Over burden removal operations at Ananta OCP were affected last night after one Mr Judhisthir Sahoo of Burdabanpur village unauthorisedly entered into the mine premises and forcibly damaged equipment to stop dewatering operations from the sump to the external mine area.

Besides, his reported involvement in the stone-pelting on vehicles at the mine this morning, Mr Judhisthir Sahoo also kidnapped of two employees of MCL, identified as Mr Artatrana Sahoo, Design-Mech. Fitter and Mr Dhirendra Behera, Design-Mech. Helper, at around 9 AM.

The Project Officer, Ananta OCP, lodged an FIR in this regard at the local police station and safe release of the abducted employees could be secured at around 2:30 PM. The mining operations the Ananta OCP were normalised at 2:45 PM after the Sub Collector and the SDPO, Talcher, intervened.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 09 Oct 2019
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