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Power Minister and Railway Minister  discuss measures to enhance efficiency in coal transport to power plants

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Delhi, Apr 26

Union Minister for Power Shri R.K Singh and Union  Minister for Railways  Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw held a meeting here on Monday to discuss short term and long term strategies for dealing with increasing power demand.

Power Secretary  Shri Alok Kumar, Coal Secretary  Shri A.K Jain and senior officials from Ministry of Power, Ministry of Coal and Ministry of Railways were present. Representatives from Coal and Power PSUs  and states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra  joined virtually.

Shri Singh urged all stakeholders at the Centre and state level to work hand in hand for unhindered power supply. He urged the Power Gencos to own freight rakes under the scheme of Ministry of Railways to deal with logistic constraints in coal supply. Issues discussed included increasing operational efficiency for loading and unloading of coal, increasing percentage of rakes allotment for Power sector, and other logistics issues.

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