‘Set up evacuation mechanism, rail infra for 1 bn tonne coal’

To achieve an output of one billion tonnes by 2020, Coal India should establish a matching evacuation mechanism and simultaneously develop rail infrastructure, a Parliamentary panel has said.

“The Committee notes that CIL has set for itself an ambitious plan of one billion tonne coal production by the year 2020,” the Standing Committee on Coal and Steel said.

“The committee feels that to achieve this target, it is equally important to put into place a matching evacuation of coal mechanism by simultaneous development of rail infrastructure,” it said.

The Committee further said that in order to achieve the planned growth in production and evacuation in future, CIL has undertaken a few major infrastructure projects to be executed by Railways.

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