Coal ministry to take up additional 19 first mile connectivity projects

The Centre on Monday said an additional 19 first mile connectivity projects of state-owned CIL and SCCL will be implemented by 2026-27.

First mile connectivity refers to the transportation of coal from pitheads to dispatch points.

“The Ministry of Coal will be taking up additional 19 First Mile Connectivity (FMC) projects for Coal India Ltd (CIL) and Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) with a capacity of 330 million tonnes (MT) and these projects will be implemented by FY26-27,” the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry has already undertaken 55 first mile connectivity projects worth Rs 18,000 crore. Out these 55 projects, eight having a capacity of 95.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) have been commissioned and the remaining will be commissioned by FY25.

To ensure efficient and environment-friendly coal evacuation, the government is working on the development of the National Coal Logistic Plan, including first mile connectivity through railway sidings near coal mines and strengthening of rail network in coalfields.

The coal ministry has set a target to produce 1.31 billion tonnes (BT) of coal by FY’25 and 1.5 BT in FY’30. In this context, development of coal transportation that is cost efficient, fast and environmentally friendly is important.

The government has prepared an integrated approach for eliminating road transportation of coal in mines and has taken steps to upgrade mechanised coal transportation and loading system under FMC projects.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

supply hyperlink

What do you think?

Written by admin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings

India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I: When And Where To Watch Live Streaming?

“Biggest New Year Resolution Is To Win…”: Hardik Pandya Opens Up On Target In 2023