Hyderabad: Mining major NMDC Limited and RailTel Corporation of India have entered into
an agreement covering information communication technology (ICT) and digital transformation services of the company, both at its corporate offices and mining complexes.
An MoU to this effect was signed by H Sundaram Prabhu, general manager (C&IT), NMDC Ltd and Manohar Raja, executive director, RailTel in the presence of chairman and managing director of NMDC ltd Sumit Deb at NMDC’s headquarters in Hyderabad on Monday.
Also present on the occasion were the company’s director (finance) Amitava Mukherjee, director (technical) Somnath Nandi, director (production) Dilip Kumar Mohanty and senior officers of both the companies.
“This partnership will focus on optimal utilization of resources and build mineral accountability, paving the way for a robust digital transformation in the mining sector. As India’s leading miner, NMDC has been an early adopter of automation and digitalization. Our collaboration with RailTel will accelerate this journey that we are already on,” said Deb.
Mukherjee said, “RailTel will provide consultancy, project management and execution services that will enhance efficiency and transparency. It is a huge step forward to keep NMDC in the top league.”
This MoU builds on the partnership that NMDC already has with the National Railway Telecom, which is providing MPLS VPN at 11 of NMDC’s locations, and internet leased lines (ILL) at seven locations and high definition video conferencing solutions since past seven years.