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Arun Kumar Rath replaces M Ravi, takes charge as Bhilai Steel Plant CEO

M Ravi was removed following an accident at SAIL's Bhilai plant in Durg district on Tuesday

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Arun Kumar Rath
Arun Kumar Rath

Kumar Rath, of SAIL's Steel Plant, Thursday took charge as the new of Bhilai Steel plant, two days after a major fire accident at the SAIL unit which has so far claimed 13 lives.

Rath has replaced M Ravi who was removed Wednesday following the accident.

An explosion took place at the Limited's (SAIL) in Durg district of Chhattisgarh Tuesday.

"Operations have resumed and A K Rath has taken over as the new of our plant in Bhilai," M C Agarwal, (Corporate Affairs), Limited (SAIL) told

Expressing anguish at the loss of lives in the blast, who reached the site Wednesday removed the M Ravi with immediate effect and suspended (safety department) T Pandya Raja and (department) Naveen Kumar.

The Centre has announced a compensation of Rs 3.3 million each to the families of workers who lost their lives in the blast.

The families of the deceased will also get a statutory compensation between Rs 3.3 million and Rs 9 million.

First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 22:00 IST