Measures to enhance efficiency in coal transport to power plants discussed

In a meeting, the union minister for power and the union minister for railwayshave discussed short term and long-term strategies for dealing with increasing power demand.

The power minister has urged all stakeholders at the centre and state level to work hand in hand for unhindered power supply. He also urged the power generation companies to own freight rakes under the scheme of Ministry of Railways to deal with logistic constraints in coal supply. Issues discussed included increasing operational efficiency for loading and unloading of coal, increasing percentage of rakes allotment for power sector, and other logistics challenges.