New Delhi: Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) has dispatched its highest-ever coal in a single day and has sent 4.15 lakh tonnes to its coal consumers on November 24. This is the third time in three months that NCL has set new records of dispatch. Also, the record dispatch is significant when the coal demand is high. NCL in total has sent 111 coal trains to different consumers across the country which accounts for 69 MGR and 42 Indian Railway rakes.
On this spectacular achievement of the company, NCL’s CMD PK Sinha congratulated the team and said that the concerted efforts of NCL have made this stellar performance possible, especially at this critical juncture when the economy is picking up in post-COVID era.
Merry-Go-Round is an eco-friendly and efficient coal transportation mode that uses dedicated railway tracks from mine to pit-head power plants, while Indian Railway rakes are used for upcountry coal consumers. Supplying the dry fuel to meet the nation's requirement, the NCL has dispatched 78.12 MT of coal till date in this fiscal, with 15.41 percent y-o-y growth.
NCL has produced 72.81 MT of coal till date in the current fiscal which is more than its assigned production target in spite of heavy monsoon and drastic second COVID wave.
NCL has been entrusted with the responsibility of 119 MT coal production and 126.5 MT coal dispatch in the current financial year. The company is also expanding its operational infrastructure and machine fleet to meet increasing coal production targets and thereby making the country 'Atmanirbhar' in the coal sector.
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