The first consignment of R 260 has also been sent out through rake on June 30 from the company's Bhilai steel plant (BSP) in Chhattisgarh, Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) said in a statement.
Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has contributed to the Gaganyaan space mission and has successfully produced plates to be used in the satellite launch vehicle (SLV) that would launch the mission, SAIL's Bhilai Steel Plant (SAIL-BSP) CEO Anirban Dasgupta told PTI.
The explosion took place around 11 am in a gas pipeline connected to the coke oven section of the plant in Bhilai town, located around 30 km away from the capital, Inspector General of Police (Durg Range) G P Singh told PTI.
JSPL had set up a rail mill at its Raigarh plant in 2003 to become the second player after SAIL to produce rails in India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated to the nation the modernised and expanded Bhilai Steel Plant of state owned SAIL.
Talking to PTI over the phone, police officials in Durg district said that eight injured workers were identified as Rajiv Kumar, Ashwani Kumar Baghel, Abraham Rajiv Koshi, Kamlesh Kumar, Suresh Kumar Varma, Ishwari Prasad Varma, Lekhram Varma, Shatrughna Prasad.
Steelmaker SAIL, which has reached the last leg of its Rs 70,000 crore modernisation programme, today said post modernisation there would be 60-70 per cent jump in production capacity which is a challenge for the PSU as demand for domestic steel remains weak.
The pound took a particular hit from early results from Sunderland, which showed the city voted 61.3 percent in favor of leave, a stronger than expected outcome.
The instructions come in the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking a "serious note" on the delay in the modernisation and expansion programme of SAIL's largest steel making unit -- Bhilai Steel Plant.
BSP's modernisation and expansion plan, which entails an investment of Rs 17,266 crore, raising steel capacity from 3.93 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) to 7 MTPA, has been delayed as SAIL had to terminate contracts twice due to "unsatisfactory performance", sources said.
This has helped the unit bag National Energy Conservation Award 2014 in the integrated steel sector, it added.
McNally Bharat Engineering Company today said it has bagged a Rs 122 crore contract from Steel Authority of India's Bhilai Steel Plant.
Infrastructure company IVRCL has won orders worth Rs 552.31 crore in its buildings, transportation and water divisions.