Following a request from Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday ordered a probe into the sudden caving in of land in Odisha's Talcher city. Goyal, via Twitter, informed about the probe that was ordered that he has ordered a fact finding enquiry by a team of experts from the Director General Mines Safety (DGMS), Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited (CMPDIL) and Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL).
"Ordered a fact finding enquiry by team of experts from DGMS, CMPDIL and MCL on the incident urgently. Interests of local community paramount," the minister tweeted.
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In a letter to Goyal, Pradhan informed him of the incident that took place on Wednesday, saying it had caused panic among the residents.
"I take this opportunity to request you to take urgent remedial measures including an inquiry into the incident to ensure the safety and well being of the residents of the affected area," said the petroleum minister.
(With IANS inputs)