Coal Logistics Plan and Policy Launched

  • Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Pralhad Joshi, launches “Coal Logistics Plan and Policy”. 
  • The plan proposes a shift to a railway-based system in FMC projects, aiming for a 14% reduction in rail logistic costs and Rs 21,000 Crore annual cost saving. 
  • Aims to minimize air pollution, alleviate traffic congestion, and reduce carbon emissions by approximately 100,000 tonnes per annum. 
  • Expected 10% saving in average turnaround time of wagons nationwide. 
  • Plans for further expansion to 120 BT by FY 2030. 
  • 37 critical railway projects identified for future coal evacuation demand.
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