Coal India Limited (CIL) has floated a tender worth Rs 49.70 billion for construction of a 135 km east-west rail corridor in Chhattisgarh to evacuate 65 million tonnes of coal from opencast mines of its subsidiary South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL).
The tender for east-west rail corridor from Gevra Road to Pendra Road has been floated by a special purpose vehicle (SPV) – Chhattisgarh East West Railway Limited (CEWRL). Coal India Limited had formed two SPVs for construction of rail lines to evacuate increased quantity from Chhattisgarh. While East West Railway Limited (CEWRL) will construct the 135 km railway line, the other SPV called Chhattisgarh East Rail Limited (CERL) will develop 136 km east rail corridor at a cost of Rs 30.55 billion. CERL is already partly operational.