Coal crisis hits SAIL's Bhilai steel plant output in Chhattisgarh

A stranded ferry from the Visakhapatnam port is cited to be the reason for plunging it into a deep crisis.

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Loading work has been increased in the port and efforts are on to ferry maximum number of rakes to the plant from the busiest Raipur-Visakhapatnam rail section, a top SAIL official said.

R Krishna Das Raipur
Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP), an arm of state-run Steel Authority of India (SAIL), has been reeling from a severe coking coal crisis that has reportedly affected the output in the company. The stock of imported coking coal in the BSP has been depleting fast since a fortnight.

A stranded ferry from the Visakhapatnam port is cited to be the reason for plunging it into a deep crisis.
 
A top SAIL official said a huge quantity of coking coal shipped from Australia is lying in the port while the railways is yet to provide the required rakes to transport the raw

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First Published: Sep 26 2022 | 5:22 PM IST

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