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Tata Steel organizes closing ceremony of National Road Safety at Jamshedpur Works

Jamshedpur, January 12, 2018

The closing ceremony of National Road Safety Week was organized today at the Steelennium Hall, Tata Steel Jamshedpur from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. Mr Sudhanshu Pathak, Vice President, Steel Manufacturing, Tata Steel & Chairman, Apex Rail & Road Safety Committee was the Chief Guest.    

The program started with a nukkad natak played by Path team. They shared road safety messages through the nukkad natak.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sudhanshu Pathak, mentioned about fatality in road accidents and how many youngsters have lost their lives. He appreciated the efforts being made by the District Administration, SAFE club, employees of Tata steel, volunteer services, and different schools, in counselling and educating people on road safety rules. 

All vendor partners and associated companies who participated in this campaign were also appreciated at the function and were reminded to keep the effort going throughout the year. It was felt that if we are educating school children, it’s a good sign for us because tomorrow they will become responsible citizens. 

Mr Sahnawaz Alam, Vice President, Tata Workers’ Union highlighted the road safety journey of Tata Steel. He said that while incident statistics inside the Plant as far as road safety is concerned is good, the same is not true for Jamshedpur city. All road users of Jamshedpur city are either family members of Tata steel or vendor partners. Indirectly we can say they are Tata Steel family. By our joint effort we can bring a visible change in the behavior of all users.

The closing ceremony was facilitated through Safety department under the guidance of Mr V N Gaikwad, Chief Safety (India & SEA), Tata Steel and Mr R K Sinha, Head Workplace Safety, Tata Steel. Mr Gaikwad presented the report on National Road Safety Week and appealed to everyone by saying “Let us lay down the foundation today to make our Plant premises & city free from road incidents”.

The event was attended by executives of Tata Steel, top leadership of business partners, safety professionals, Union committee members and students of JNTVTI.

During the campaign, different inter-divisional safety competitions were held like quiz, model department in road safety implementation, model rail crew, poster competition, role model leadership for road safety management, best transporter for digitalization in road safety, etc. during the safety week. Tata Steel Kalinganar won the prize for the leading division for Rail & Road safety initiative. The winners were recognized at the function.

Mr R K Sinha proposed a vote of thanks to all participants, SAFE Club, all print & electronic media, District Administration, JUSCO and other agencies for their sincere efforts.

Day 5 of the road safety week was observed in the city. As part of it, the following activities were carried out by JUSCO on January 12, 2018:

  1. Helmet and overriding checking at Loyola Roundabout supported by Safety Department, Tata Steel and Traffic Police. The team interacted with nearly 1000 citizens.
  2. Helmet and overriding checking at JNAC Roundabout supported by Traffic Police. The team interacted with nearly 2500 citizens.
  3. Helmet and overriding checking at Medica Hospital Roundabout supported by Traffic Police. The team interacted with nearly 2000 citizens.
  4. Road Safety Mass Meeting held at Water Department. The team interacted with nearly 100 people.
  5. Mass meetings were held at Tata Steel Jamshedpur and Tata Steel Kalinganagar

A Citizens March is being organized on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Dorabji Tata Park to observe the closing of the National Road Safety Week in the city. Senior executives of District Administration, Tata Steel Group, SAFE club, city schools and citizens from all walks of life will be joining in the grand march. The march will be held from Dorabji Tata Park to Gopal Maidan.

About Tata Steel

Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2017. It is the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $18.12 billion (INR 117,420 crore) in FY17. Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of nearly 74,000. Having bagged the Deming Application Prize and Deming Grand Prize for continuous improvement in 2008 and 2012 respectively, Tata Steel has now been recognised as the global ‘Industry Leader’ in ‘Steel category’ by Dow Jones Sustainability Index (2015). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has also been felicitated with several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2013-14 (received in 2017), Best Risk Management by CNBC TV18 (2016), ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ award from TIME India (2016) and the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from the Ethisphere Institute (2016), IIM Sustainability Award (2015), among several others.

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