In response to queries of journalists, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra said, “We don’t have the situation like in other states where power outages last for as long as 10-12 hours due to shortage of coal."
As per the Railway Ministry, as many as 670 train trips, including trips for long-distance mail and express trains, will remain cancelled till May 24.
The interim direction came on the petition filed by Nalco Officers’ Association which had moved the High Court seeking a direction to resolve the serious crisis of coal shortage hitting the PSU.
The recent representations come close on the heels of similar concerns raised by industry bodies in Odisha. Despite multiple recent representations to the PMO, CM's Office and the management of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), another subsidiary of CIL, there has been no relief provided to non-power sector operators in Odisha.
The UCCI also requested the state government to communicate to the Ministry of Coal to give necessary direction to MCL and CIL to step up the supply of coal to local industries in the state so that stock out of coal is obviated and safe level of coal stock is maintained in critical units to prevent any eventualities in operations.
Angul: Power generation at Kaniha-based National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has been severely hit owing to shortage of coal. Four out of six units of NTPC have been shut due to lack of adequate supply of coal to the power generation unit which has led to reduction of power generation from 3000 MW to 1000 […]