December 7, 2022

Vizag steelworks workers protest privatization days before Prime Minister Modi’s visit

Workers at the Visakhapatnam steel plant staged a protest against the privatization of the plant days before Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the port city.

Visakhapatnam,UPDATED: November 9, 2022 2:35 PM IST

The workers, under the aegis of the Vizag Steel Plant Porata Samiti (VSPPS), are also planning a big bike rally. (Picture: Screenshot)

By Apoorva Jayachandran : Hundreds of workers at a government-owned steel mill in Visakhapatnam are protesting the Center over its plan to divest its stake in the prestigious steel mill. Protests come days before Prime Minister Narendra Modivisit of the port city.

More than 10,000 workers at the RINL-Visakhapatnam (VSP) steel plant will boycott the rights on Friday, the day of Prime Minister Modi’s visit, to voice their differences against the privatization of the steel plan.

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VSP staff under the umbrella of Vizag Porata Samiti Steel Plant (VSPPS) are planning a huge bike rally with over 1,000 participants from Gurrampalem to the Gandhi statue opposite the GVMC office in Dwarakanagar on November 9.


The Prime Minister will land in Visakhapatnam on the night of November 11 and take part in a series of talk shows the following day, although there is no official confirmation of the exact events yet.

Among those proposed were the inauguration of the Rs 26,000 crore expansion and modernization of the HPCL oil refinery, the first phase of the new green campus of the Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam and a cruise terminal at the port. from Visakhapatnam.

The Prime Minister is expected to lay the foundation stone for the redevelopment of Visakhapatnam railway station, which will be resumed at a cost of Rs 400 crore, the construction of a 400-bed specialist ESI hospital (Rs 385 crore) and a mega fishing port modern.

On November 12, Prime Minister Modi will address a town hall meeting at the Andhra University Engineering College grounds.

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