Coal India Limited (CIL) has issued tenders for all 35 mining projects identified for mechanised transportation of dry fuel and setting up coal handling plants and silos for rapid loading at an estimated cost of Rs 125 billion.
Coal handling plants (CHPs) and silos for rapid loading system would be commissioned across six of CIL’s subsidiaries, under the tenders. The coal handling capacity of the 35 projects will be 406 million tonnes (mt) per year and will come up by 2023-24. Each of these mining projects has production capacity of four million tonnes per year and above. With the commissioning of the 35 projects, it would be increased by an additional 406 mt, to 557 mt per year by 2023-24 giving a fillip to CIL’s efforts in quality and quantity loading.