Railways misses CIL provision targets again!
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Railways misses CIL provision targets again!

Government data showed that Indian Railways’ supply of trains to Coal India for transporting coal has fallen short of its monthly targets for more than a year. 

Inventories at Indian power plants fell 13% in April despite a 27.6% growth in Coal India's production, as a heat wave sent power demand soaring to a record high.

Indian utilities are scrambling to get hold of coal supplies to cope with record-high power demand, but Indian Railways' inability to supply enough trains makes it difficult to boost coal stocks, which are at their lowest levels in years.

In April, State-run Indian Railways supplied 261 trains per day to Coal India for the power industry, the lowest in three months.

Indian Railways said at the end of April that it would cancel passenger trains to free up tracks and help to transport more coal to power plants.

Coal India has prioritised supply to utilities to avert a power crisis and its supplies to the non-power sector dropped to six-month lows of 3,04,933 tonnes per day in April, 21.3% lower than the same period last year, based on government data.


Government data showed that Indian Railways’ supply of trains to Coal India for transporting coal has fallen short of its monthly targets for more than a year. Inventories at Indian power plants fell 13% in April despite a 27.6% growth in Coal India's production, as a heat wave sent power demand soaring to a record high.Indian utilities are scrambling to get hold of coal supplies to cope with record-high power demand, but Indian Railways' inability to supply enough trains makes it difficult to boost coal stocks, which are at their lowest levels in years.In April, State-run Indian Railways supplied 261 trains per day to Coal India for the power industry, the lowest in three months.Indian Railways said at the end of April that it would cancel passenger trains to free up tracks and help to transport more coal to power plants.Coal India has prioritised supply to utilities to avert a power crisis and its supplies to the non-power sector dropped to six-month lows of 3,04,933 tonnes per day in April, 21.3% lower than the same period last year, based on government data.

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