Singrauli: Krishnashila coal area, the youngest of all in the Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL), got a new Heavy Earth Moving Machines (HEMM) workshop on January 14. The Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of the company, PK Sinha, inaugurated the workshop in the presence of Gunadhar Pandey, Director (Technical / Operations), PM Prasad, Director (Technical / Project and Planning), NN Thakur, Director (Finance), Sarvesh Singh, Secretary, CMOAI and senior trade union representatives Arun Dubey and Ashok Dubey.
On the occasion, Sinha lauded the success of the Krishnashila project, saying that it has set new records for coal production, productivity and profitability with limited resources and adverse conditions in a very short span of time and is the pride of NCL. “This area is gradually being equipped with all the necessary facilities and the company management is committed to providing the remaining facilities as soon as possible. He appealed to the workers of the area to keep the new workshop clean and work in compliance with all safety standards,” a statement released by NCL said.
The state of art workshop is equipped with modern facilities like dumper repair shop, dozer and face equipment repair shop, dozer washing station, store shade, sub-station, firefighting station, pump house building, store yard, open service area, security post time office, and overhead cranes. Apart from these, firefighting systems, pressurised lubrication systems, used oil transfer systems; ventilation systems and ample area for parking have been provided. The input cost of this state of the art workshop is approximately Rs 27 crores.
The Krishnashila Area, established in 2007, is the youngest of all areas in the NCL. In financial year 2018-19, Krishnashila was given target of 7 million tons of coal production and dispatch. Till date the area has produced about 5.7 million tons of coal and dispatched 5.6 million tons of coal. Both production and dispatch are more than set target till date.