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Coal firms report delay in loading at railway sidings due to shortage

So far in May, 1,205 rakes allotted to the seven companies of CIL have incurred delays. This is close to a third of CIL's total loading.

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In the coal-rich belt of South East Central Railway (SECR), data from the railways showed at least 15 instances of loading delays every day.

Dhruvaksh SahaShreya Jai New Delhi
Acute coal shortage, though being denied by the Centre, is now reflecting in its transport and logistics.

All coal companies under national miner Coal India (CIL) are causing significant coal loading delays at the railway sidings, citing “shortage or poor availability of coal.”
 
So far in May, 1,205 rakes allotted to the seven companies of CIL have incurred delays. This is close to a third of CIL’s total loading.

Cumulatively, coal companies have caused 227 hours of delay per day through all its mines and sidings during this month. Out of these, Central Coalfields (CCL), Jharkhand, alone accounts for 39 per cent

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First Published: May 19 2022 | 6:10 AM IST

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