SECL plans eight projects worth Rs 31 billion for improving coal evacuation

Coal India Limited’s (CIL) subsidiary South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) is executing eight ‘first mile connectivity’ projects with an estimated capital outlay of Rs 31 billion to evacuate dry fuel, especially incremental production under the proposed plan to scale up CIL’s output to 1 billion tonnes.

Reportedly, the move will also help power plants at farther most locations in northern and western regions to avail recently notified rail concessions for distance beyond 1400 km. The company has said that  there would also be a reduction in the cost of landed price of coal at generators end and retain the foreign exchange by substituting the coal imports with abundant domestic supplies.


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