Coal Production up by 23.2%; only non-priority trains canceled

Coal Production up by 23.2%; only non-priority trains canceled

As several states are facing an acute power shortage amid the coal crisis, and the Indian Railways has decided to cancel some passenger trains to speed up the movement of coal rakes to power plants, government officials said

Train cancellation has been made in non-priority sectors and less-busy routes to ensure coal movement and faster turnaround. The Indian Railways canceled 657 train trips, including 509 mail/express trains and 148 MEMU services.

A total of Five hundred and thirty-three coal rakes were put on duty, said a railway official. Four hundred twenty-seven rakes were loaded yesterday for the power sector, and 1.62 million tonnes of coal were packed for the power sector. "The cancellation of trains is an interim measure. We are reviewing the situation daily," an official said.

An official said.

"Coal production by CIL has increased by 27.2% in April 2022 compared to last year same period of, and coal despatch has increased by 5.8%. The coal stock at CIL is 56.7 Mt and that at SCCL is 4.3 MT and at captive coal blocks are about 2.3 MT. Thus, sufficient coal stock with coal companies is available,"

Coal Production up by 23.2 only non priority trains canceled 1unsplash image

Read More: Dolphins Are Trained for Protecting Russia's Black Sea Naval Base

The coal stock at Good Shed sidings, washery sidings, and port is about 4.7 MT and ready to be immediately moved to power plants. Apart from this, around 2 MT coal stock is also available at the CIL sidings. Indian Railways is fully geared to move this stock to power gencos across the country. It is increasing rakes' availability.

On Friday, the Delhi government said the situation is serious as many power plants are left with only one day's coal stock. Warning of a possible supply disruption in the national capital, Delhi power minister Satyendar Jain said the main reason for the vast coal shortage was the lack of an adequate number of rakes.

The NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation), in reply to the Delhi government's claims of a shortage of coal at its plants, said in a tweet.

Currently, Unchahar and Dadri power stations, supplying power to the national capital, are running at total capacity and receiving "regular" coal supplies.

Follow Us