Indian Railways to support NTPC in fly ash transportation

Public sector domestic power giant NTPC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Railways for transportation of fly ash its Special Freight Train Operator (SFTO) scheme. The fly ash will be transported by Bogey Tank For Alumina Powder (BTAP) rakes, which are leak proof wagons with special air fluidizing system.

The recently signed pact with Indian Railways for fly ash transportation will help enhance ash utilisation at Rihand and Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power plants and it will be further extended to other NTPC projects.

P.K. Sinha, ED (EMG, AM and Safety), NTPC commented, “The pact with Indian Railways will enable us to transport fly ash to various industries in the region. We decided to go with Indian Railways since it has the necessary capability to transport fly ash in bulk in the region at a lower cost.”

As part of the agreement, NTPC has procured three BTAP rakes and each rake will have a capacity of 3060 Ton ash. The first of the three rakes is expected to arrive by October 2019.

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