CIL allows power companies within 60 km to lift coal beyond their quota
Coal India has allowed power plants to lift as much coal as they can, even beyond their quota, if they are within 60 km of pitheads and use trucks to transport it. For plants beyond 60 km, CIL has decided to send as much additional coal as possible so that their stocks reach a comfortable position. It has also urged power utilities to stock up adequate quantities to avoid criticality.
“To begin with, we have listed 20 mines from which eligible consumers can take as much coal as they want. As power companies avail roadways to move coal to their plants, railways’ capacity to send coal to plants beyond 60 km is expected to ease. This capacity could then be utilised to feed coal to long distance plants,” said a senior CIL executive.