Coal India to complete 35 FMC projects by FY 23-24

These projects will help despatch 415 million tonnes of coal annually.Multiple advantages of FMC:

Coal India to complete 35 FMC projects by FY 23-24
FMC will help the efficient supply of coal to the power plants

New Delhi: The largest coal-producing company in the world and a Maharatna public sector undertaking Coal India Limited is upgrading the coal transport facilities in its mines.

The company which contributes around 80 percent to the total coal production in India is using the First Mile Connectivity (FMC) initiative to upgrade coal transport facilities in the mines of Coal India Ltd.

FMC projects are helping eliminate road transportation of coal from pitheads to despatch points. To enable FMC, CIL will Lay new railway lines, Construct new railway sidings, Construct mechanized Coal Handling Plants (CHPS) with Silos.

FMC is helping transport coal using mechanized conveyors & computerized Rapid Loading Systems (RLS). FMC will help the efficient supply of coal to the power plants

Coal India will complete 35 FMC projects by FY 23-24. These projects will help despatch 415 million tonnes of coal annually.

Multiple advantages of FMC:

  • Eco-friendly mode of coal transportation
  • Elimination of dust during coal transportation
  • Helps Improve measurement of coal Swift transportation of coal
  • Savings on fuel, transportation and logistics costs
  • Better quality of living in and around coal mining areas