42 passenger trains cancelled to make way for coal carriages amid power shortage
A report has claimed that Railways has planned to cancel nearly 700 passenger trains as the major thermal plants are struggling with coal shortages, indicating a looming power crisis.
Some 42 passenger trains have been cancelled across India to allow faster movement of coal carriages to tackle critically low stocks at power plants in the middle of blackouts and outages in many states.
With coal stocks depleting rapidly in thermal power plants the Railways is trying to take steps “at war-footing” to transport coal and also cut down the time it takes to move coal to power plants.
Meanwhile, a report has claimed that Railways has planned to cancel nearly 700 passenger trains as the major thermal plants are struggling with coal shortages, indicating a looming power crisis.
According to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) daily coal stock report, 56 of 165 thermal power stations are left with 10% or less coal. At least 26 have less than five per cent stock left.
Coal reserves at India’s power plants have declined almost 17% since the start of this month and are barely a third of the required levels.
First Published: 29th April, 2022 14:51 IST
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