CIL places Rs 29 billion equipment order for two SECL mines

Coal India Limited (CIL) has placed orders worth Rs 29 billion with a Belarus-based mining equipment manufacturing company for 96 dumpers to speed up production in two of its coalfields.

The 240 tonne dumpers to be supplied by Belaz, the firm which bagged the contract through a global tender process, will be used in the Gevra and Kusmunda mines in CIL subsidiary South Eastern Coalfields’ area. The order value of the dumpers is about one-third of CIL’s Rs 100 billion provisional capex target set for the ongoing fiscal.

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