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In a function held recently at Rasipuram, K.Nallathambi, president, Tamil Nadu state lorry owners' association inaugurated the first safety point at Rasipuram

12 Dec 2012

TUTICORIN, INDIA (Commodity Online): Sterlite Copper has commenced operation of safety check points offices over a stretch of 750 km between Namakkal in Tamilnadu and Jhalki in the Bijapur district of Karnataka to ensure safety of the trucks that pass through this area carrying copper anodes to Silvassa and finished products to Indore and Jaipur.

In a function held recently at Rasipuram, K.Nallathambi, president, Tamil Nadu state lorry owners' association inaugurated the first safety point at Rasipuram in the presence of P.P.Markhs, head - logistics, Sterlite Copper. The aim of the initiative is to strengthen the tracking and safety system of each vehicle which passes the hijack prone stretch of 750 km.

"Eight safety points have been placed between Namakkal and Jhalki which covers 750 kms. A team will be present at all the safety points on a 24*7 basis to check whether the vehicles carrying the anodes report at all the safety points," P.P.Markhs said.

He also added that if any problem arises between two check points, the team present in the check points will move towards each other to check the where abouts of the vehicle. The initiative was taken by Sterlite in addition to placing of GPS devices, in order to reduce the response time, in case of any untoward incidents in this stretch.


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