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Nalco has decided to expand the Electric Vehicle service by including women and small children

Puri:10/8/18;After receiving widespread appreciation from all quarters for launching the free Electric Vehicle (EV) service at different locations in Puri, NALCO today scaled up this project by adding five more vehicles for the benefit of differently-abled, sick person and Senior Citizens. Nalco has now decided to expand the service by including women and small children for such free service. On this occasion one 3-language music CD to promote the Lord Jagannath culture was also launched.

NALCO started five Electric vehicles last month on the eve of Rath Yatra and five more has been added today, taking the total vehicles plying between Jagannath Ballav Math and Jagannath temple, to 10 vehicles. Nalco has also placed two electric vehicles in Puri station for the benefit of tourist and pilgrims. This noble initiative by NALCO will help lakhs of pilgrims and tourists to commute smoothly between Jagannath Ballav Math and Jagannath Temple and also to board train in Puri station.

The free EV service, which will benefit Divyangs and Senior Citizens, was flagged off by Shri. Anil Mukim, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO and Shri Jyoti Prakash Das, District Magistrate and Collector, Puri. Among others, Shri B.K. Thakur, Director (HR) and senior officials of the company were also present on the occasion. This free public service will be maintained by NALCO for the next five years.

Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO, said, ‘’We want Puri to be known across India and the world as one of the best places to visit, for pilgrims and for tourists. Under the ‘Swachh Iconic Place’ project, we are aiming at bringing about significant all-round development to provide required facilities to pilgrims and tourists visiting this Holy City of Lord Jagannath, an experience that can be cherished forever.’’

Apart from launching the free vehicle service, NALCO also lent support to musicians and artists to bring out a 3-language music CD, which will help promote the Lord Jagannath culture. The songs on Lord Jagannath have been sung by prominent singers in Odia, Hindi and Bengali.

As a responsible corporate citizen, NALCO is carrying out a number of activities, including, development and beautification of Gandhi Park, multi-storeyed car parking at sea beach, building 300 rooms Atithi Niwas at Malati Patpur, renovation of Niladri Vihar museum inside Jagannath Temple, providing access to drinking water at various spots in the city, development of heritage corridor, development of Parikrama in Gundicha Temple under Government of India’s ‘Swachh Iconic Place’ project, among other initiatives.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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