New Delhi/Rourkela: With the monsoon season around the corner, SAIL's Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has geared up to meet the related challenges to sustain the production and prevent flooding. The rainy season being one of the toughest conditions for any integrated steel industry to operate, every possible measure has been taken to maintain the production chain.
According to an official statement of the plant, the Civil Engineering (Services) department of the plant starts monsoon preparations much in advance every year. Like the previous years, the department took up massive proactive measures by beefing up infrastructures to meet any exigencies this year also.
Intensive cleaning and de-silting jobs were carried out using heavy machineries like JCB, dumpers and dozers in all the major drains and channels besides other vulnerable places. The overburdened heap near drain connecting Nala Road and Plant Perimeter Road wall was cleared. The varied activities also included cleaning of 36 kilometer surface drains beyond the battery limit of the various plant units, de-weeding and de-silting of 6.2 kilometer of Guradhi Nullah, 1.2 kilometer of North Channel, 1.2 kilometer of Fertilizer Nullah, cleaning of channel to the lagoon for free flow of stormwater and cleaning of 1.65 kilometer of underground drains.
Apart from these efforts, a round the clock Flood Control Room has been set up at the office of the General Manager In-charge, CE (S) to constantly monitor the situation. Two other control rooms at RC (M) and Tarkera Pump House are also made ready to meet any exigency.
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