విశాఖ ఉక్కు ఆంధ్రుల హక్కు (Visakha Ukku Andhrula Hakku).Visakhapatnam Steel plant or Vizag Steel is an integrated steel producer which was built from 1972 with the foundation stone laid and commissioned in 1982, with German and Soviet technology. In 1982 Vizag Steel was separated from SAIL, got its own corporate identity as RINL or Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited.
The company attained and was conferred a Navratna status 7 years back, providing an employment to more than 3,00,000 people directly or indirectly with a turnover of $ 3 billion. Vizag steel is one of its kind in the world built on the shore of Vizag as a shore based plant, Gangavaram beach in 33,000 acres.
Vizag Steel is a market leader in long steel products, for construction, automobile, general engineering and fabrication industry with quality products and customer satisfaction and delight. One should remember the supreme sacrifice of 32 bravados, without whom, Visakhapatnam city would not have become the ‘Steel City’ or ‘Ukku Nagagaram’ .
Mr Thenneti Viswanatham was one of the prominent persons who led the agitation to have the steel giant in Vizag. The plant dotted the city’s landscape is marked by many twists and tribulations .Make it a point to visit Vizag steel as it is a pride for all Telugu people.
35 glorious years of Vizag Steel and counting!!