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Steel Minister inaugurates MSTC’s new corporate office

Union Minister for Steel Ram Chandra Prasad Singh inaugurated MSTC's new Corporate building in Kolkata built at around Rs 55 crore
Steel Minister Ram Chandra Prasad Singh inaugurated MSTC’s new corporate office on Thursday
Steel Minister Ram Chandra Prasad Singh inaugurated MSTC’s new corporate office on Thursday

Kolkata: Union Minister for Steel Ram Chandra Prasad Singh inaugurated MSTC's new Corporate building at Newtown, Kolkata today. The Minister also inaugurated a Data centre and launched the mobile app. "MSTC's new corporate building is a state of the art construction incorporating the latest features", Minister said congratulating MSTC for a new office building. MoS Steel & Rural Development Fuggan Singh Kulast was also present on the occasion.

"MSTC, started off as ‘Metal Scrap Trade Corporation Limited’ has transformed to become number one e-commerce player, providing specialized solutions for e-auctions to state and central governments. He said that the government has taken several environment-friendly initiatives and also is working towards the mission of green steel" the Minister said.

The total covered area of the newly inaugurated building is approximately 55000 sq. ft. The building is 11 stories high with Ground plus 10 floors. Built at a cost of around Rs. 55 crore, it is certified as a Green building by IGBC (India Green Building Council). The corporate building of MSTC is a Steel intensive structure with minimum use of concrete. Furthermore, the Building has an intelligent building management system (IBMS) wherein all the services like security surveillance, AC, internal lighting, lift, and fire fighting and fire detection system are integrated into the building management system. It has Solar panels on the rooftop to generate electricity and LED lights have been used extensively to minimize energy consumption. Keeping in view that conservation of water is of paramount importance, the Building consists of Rain Water Harvesting System.

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MSTC Ltd, previously known as Metal Scrap Trade Corporation was set up in 1964 as a regulatory body for export of ferrous scrap and thereafter canalizing agency for import of ferrous scrap and old ships for breaking in the country. From traditional business MSTC has diversified to e-commerce, Today, MSTC has more than seventeen offices across the country.

MSTC has formed a Joint Venture company, 'Mahindra MSTC Recycling Private Limited' (MMRPL) with Mis Mahindra intergraded Ltd.  MMRPL has set up three Collection and D is mantling (C&D) centres at Noida (U.P.), Chennai and Pune to scrap ELVs (End of Life Vehicles), in an environmentally sound manner following the laid down guidelines. More C&D centres are planned to be opened at various locations.

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