Bhubaneswar, September 2 (odisha.in) S.R.Upadhyay who is working as a Director(Technical/ Project and planning) of Western coal fields limited(WCL) in Nagpur has been appointed as new chief managing director of public sector undertaking Mahanadi Coal Fields limited, official sources said Sunday.
He will succeed Abhiram Sharma, who retired on August 31 after serving in the same post since 6th January, 2005.
Upadhyaya has served in various positions in Eastern Coalfields Limited ( ECL) and Northern Coalfields Limited( NCL).
Known as an technical expert, he has introduced wind mill at WCL for generation of electricity using air draft in the underground mines, a first of its kind in CIL. He has been serving the coal sector for nearly three and half decades.
Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL) was formed on 3rd April 1992. Its head quarter is situated at Burla, Sambalpur district, Orissa.