SAMBALPUR, AUG 31, 2021
Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, today recorded the highest ever coal dispatch by rail-mode, with 102 rakes chugging from Ib Valley and Talcher Coalfields to various power stations in a single day.
MCL Chairman-cum-Managing Director PK Sinha has complimented the teams involved in achieving the record dispatch through environment-friendly rail-mode.
“It is an impressive performance by the Team MCL, with equally great coordination and support from Indian Railways,” said Sinha, congratulating all the team leaders and their teams for their work with great sense of responsibility to meet energy requirements of the Nation.
Recording the highest ever 61 rakes dispatched from Talcher coalfields, MCL, on Monday supplied 5.3 lakh tonnes of coal to consumers, including more than four lakh tonnes of coal to various power stations.
Besides, 16 rakes were dispatched through MGR-mode (merry-go-round) and more than 1.15 lakh tonnes via trucks to various consumers.
MCL is the second largest coal producing company in India, having mining operations spread over Jharsuguda, Sundergarh and Angul districts of Odisha.
Carrying forward the vision of Sustainable Mining, MCL is implementing nine First Mile Connectivity projects to provide pollution-free state-of-the-art rake loading systems at a total expenditure of Rs 3,600 crore. It will also generate a dispatch capacity of 126 million tonnes per annum, expected to be achieved by the year 2024.
MCL was the first coal company to introduce environment-friendly Surface Mining technology in 1999. The biggest fleet of 66 Surface Miners is contributing 95 per cent to the total coal production of the company.