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Coal supply improved in Maharashtra, says Mahagenco

Since September, the power producted declined resulting in Mahadiscom resorting to load shedding for almost 8-10 hours

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Coal supply improved in Maharashtra, says Mahagenco

Electricity generator on Tuesday said the stock situation is improving in as the companies supplying the to it have overcome the

Since September, due to untimely rains and shortage of stock with Mahagenco, the power production declined resulting in state distribution company resorting to load shedding for almost 8-10 hours.

"Since last 10 days, the supply and thereby stock situation our is improving day-by-day. In comparison with first seven days of this month, average supply of 18 to 20 rakes, which has improved to 22 to 25 rakes per day between October 7-17, as the companies have nearly overcome the calamities," said in a statement.

It said the situation improved especially after a high level joint meeting chaired by Chief Minister with officials from Mahagenco, and Railways.

"On an average we are receiving 25 rakes since the last 10 days. In addition to this we are obtaining daily about average 10,000-12,000 tonnes of by road transport to cope with increasing demand," it said.

Through these measures, is in a position to increase its power generation by 800-1000 MW per day in comparison with that in previous month.

"We believe there will be continual trend of such improvement in supply, so as to maintain adequate stock at its as per guidelines of the Central Electricity Authority," said.

Load shedding had started in in September due to shortage in supplying power to

First Published: Wed, October 18 2017. 01:26 IST