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PM dedicates SAIL's upgraded Bhilai Steel Plant to the nation

Press Trust of India  |  Bhilai (Chhattisgarh) 

today dedicated to the nation the modernised and expanded Plant of state-owned SAIL.

With this, the Authority of (SAIL) has completed its around Rs 72,0000 crore modernisation and expansion programme which will take its production capacity to 21 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) from the present 13 MTPA.

Addressing a gathering here, the said the Plant will make the foundation of 'New India' stronger than steel.

also said he was dedicating to the people of schemes of around Rs 22,000 crore.

The is on a day-long visit to where he inaugurated different projects. He visited SAIL's Steel Plant located in Durg district of the state.

said four years back the was going through a tough time, but today is the second largest

Plant, he said, is today producing 130 metre long single piece rail track which is the longest in the world.

Chief Minister and were among others present during the occasion.

Implemented with an investment of more than Rs 18,800 crore, the new and modernised Plant would now have an enhanced production capacity of 7.5 MTPA from earlier 4.7 MTPA, which will be the highest among all of SAIL.

The new blast furnace number 8 - Mahamaya alone has a capacity of 2.8 MTPA.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 15:05 IST