CIL seeks lower rail tariff for coal transportaion

State-owned CIL on Wednesday said it has sought 15 per cent distance-based freight concession from Indian Railways for transportation of domestic coal to customers located at a distance of 701 to 1,400 km from its mines. The move is aimed at broadening the client base and bring in more customers under import substitution plans, Coal India Ltd (CIL) said in a statement.

“Extension of freight concession also to customers located in 701 to 1,400 Km could result in substantial domestic coal lifted by them in place of coal sourced from abroad due to lesser cost in coal conveyance,” a senior executive of the company said.

Out of 126 coal-based thermal plants linked with CIL, 14 plants located over 1,400 km distance are eligible for the freight concession presently.

ET Energy World
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