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Amid power crisis, govt cancels 657 trains to rush coal rakes | Details here

The cancellation of passenger trains will facilitate putting a total of 533 coal rakes on duty.

Sri Lasya Edited by: Sri Lasya @laasiyapriya New Delhi Updated on: April 29, 2022 23:59 IST
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Factories are the worst hit as the industrial sector is the first port of call for regulating electricity supplies.

 

Highlights

  • Govt cancelled 657 trains to ensure priority routes for coal wagons and faster turnaround.
  • The cancellation of passenger trains will facilitate putting a total of 533 coal rakes on duty.
  • India has been in midst of a power crisis this summer amid sweltering summer, acute coal shortages.

Coal crisis in India: The Central government on Friday announced that 657 passenger, mail, and express trains have been canceled to ensure priority routes for coal wagons and faster turnaround. 

The cancellation of passenger trains will facilitate putting a total of 533 coal rakes on duty. In a statement, the center said, " For the power sector, 427 rakes were loaded yesterday. 1.62 million tonnes have been loaded for the power sector."

India has been in midst of a power crisis this summer amid sweltering summer and acute coal shortages. Many areas in the country have witnessed blackouts and power cuts ranging from 2 hours to 8 hours.

Factories are the worst hit as the industrial sector is the first port of call for regulating electricity supplies.

Besides measures to increase coal supplies to power plants, the Union government has asked states to step up coal imports for the next three years to build up inventories.

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