KalingaTV News Network
Jajpur Road: The VISA steel plant was reopened today after a day’s closure on Tuesday owing to a raw material crunch and the resultant workers’ stir. Long queues of workers were seen before the plant’s entrance since the morning today and workers’ union leaders were seen welcoming them with distributing sweets.
Normalcy was restored at the plant site following the intervention of the Assembly Estimates Committee and the district administration yesterday. Led by former minister Sanjay Das Burma, the committee visited Kalinga Nagar area and had a talk with local MLA, VISA steel authorities and local contractors involved in raw material supply to the industry. It also assured to look into all the demands of various parties.
Notably, VISA authorities were forced to pull down the doors of the plant over a raw material crisis which precipitated recently after some contractors and transporters halted the transportation of iron-ores, coke and chromite to the plant. The closure of the plant was feared to impact families of more than 5000 employees.