"Various short term, medium term and long term measures were discussed in detail to improve the coal stock position in power plants of the country," the ministry said in a statement.
Goyal was quoted in the statement as saying that all pithead plants with sufficient coal supply should run at 100 per cent PLF. He expressed the desire to hold a fortnightly meeting of the ministries involved to review the power situation in the country, the statement said.
Besides, Goyal stressed on the need for states "located far from mines to use provisions under 'Flexibility of utilization of Coal' rules, so that this coal can be used by those power stations near the coal source".
"This will enable cheaper power to the respective States and efficient utilization of rolling stock enabling coal supply for other power stations," the statement said.
In addition, Goyal underlined the need to improve the turnaround time of rakes by "better scheduling of trains and optimum utilisation of traffic blocks".
He expressed the need to rationalise operational and maintenance practices on the high density routes of Indian Railways, the statement added.
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