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Posted: May 30 (08:15)

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May 30 (08:15)   Indian Railways action plan to increase coal supply to power plants

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Indian Railways action plan to increase coal supply to power plants
Kashmir Monitor reported that with coal stock of some power stations in the national capital region falling to an alarming level, the Railways has drawn up an action plan to increase supply of rakes to power plants in northern India, including Dadri. The Centre has also ensured that the power plants will get adequate supplies of the dry-fuel.
A Railways official told PTI that "NTPC has entered into an MoU with Railways regarding supply of rakes. NTPC furnishes a monthly requirement for
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each plant. As per the loading plan given by NTPC for May 18, 5 rakes per day are to be supplied to Dadri. The supply to Dadri plant till 24th May is 4.95 rakes per day. Nonetheless, rake supplies to Dadri have been further stepped up in the last few days.”
The power houses Dadri and Badarpur will get adequate supplies of coal, the official said. One rake, which has around 59 wagons, can carry around 4,000 tonnes of coal.
The official added that "This momentum is being maintained and 6-7 rakes are targeted for Dadri daily.” He added that "As far as Badarpur (thermal power station) is concerned there is requirement of 1.5 rakes per day but we are planning to supply two rakes to this power station per day.”
The official said that in view of the coal shortage situation in some power plants, action plans have been drawn up for immediately increasing coal supplies to power houses in North India, especially for Dadri and Badarpur power houses.
The official said that "Loading of all commodities except power house coal for destinations reached via MGS (Mughalsarai) to be restricted with immediate effect till 29th May. Northern Railways (Lucknow and Moradabad divisions) and NCR (Allahabad division) should not plan any traffic blocks for 2 days to facilitate increased freight movement.”
The action plan includes around the clock manning of controls in these divisions by operating officers and he noted that "ECR (East Central Railways) to ensure loading and handing over of 8-9 Dadri and 2 Badarpur loads daily.”

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