Power generating firms ask Coal India to step up coal supply through rail wagons
3rd Jun 2019

Power generating companies have asked Coal India to increase the supply of the dry fuel from Korba area in Chhattisgarh through rail wagons to help them reduce transportation cost as well as tariffs for end-consumers.

According to Association of Power Producers (APP), Korba region serves 20 percent of the domestic coal supply but Coal India-arm South Eastern Coalfields (SECL) is able to meet only 55 percent of its demand from the region through rail. The APP in a letter to Coal India mentioned that power producers are incurring around 25 per cent higher costs to move coal by road as against rail mode.

Coal India is the world’s largest coal mining company. It also produces non-coking coal and coking coal of various grades for diverse applications.