Western Coalfields to double rail despatch

Western Coalfields Ltd. (WCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd.(CIL) has drawn an ambitious roadmap to almost double its coal despatch capacity through rail mode to meet additional demand of consumers of Power Sector. Company has set ‘Mission 100 Days’ agenda to streamline activities to reach peak despatch of 50 rakes per day from January, 2021 with support from Railways.

WCL had recently offered additional coal to Power consumers of Central, West & South India at cheaper landed price. On discussion with State Gencos of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, NTPC & IPPs, WCL expects additional coal demand of around 25 Million Tonnes per annum from these consumers after getting swapped from other Subsidiaries of CIL & SCCL.

WCL despatches about 90% coal through Central Railway(CR) followed by SECR & SCR. Out of 50 rakes, 43-44 rakes will be through CR, 4-5 by SECR & 2 by SCR. In a discussion held with CR officials, a detailed roadmap has been drawn on maximum use of sidings, use of Goods Shed of Railways, availability of sufficient rakes & its timely loading. CR has assured all help to WCL in taking phenomenal leap of doubling rake despatch with Rail Coal Synergy.

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