Coal sector to invest Rs 125 billion for 35 first mile connectivity projects

The central government has planned an estimated capital investment of Rs 125 billion, for 35 first mile connectivity (FMC) projects.

The project will be completed on priority basis. The FMC project of Wani area will have capacity of 8 million tonne per annum(mtpa) with an investment of Rs 4.71 billion for different segments of it. In addition, the central government has inaugurated two projects virtually of Dhoptala open cast mine and foundation stone laying for FMC project at Chandrapur, Maharashtra under the Western Coalfields Limited. The combined investment of two projects is Rs 11.90 billion.  Dhoptala opencast mine of Ballarpur area will have a capacity of 2.50 mtpa with a cost of Rs 7.21 billion. The open cast mine hasa reserve of 53.11 mt coal and will require land area of1,257.46 hectares.

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