MCRL Constructing Coal Rail Corridor in 2 phases, expected to be operational by this year

This project is intended to provide common rail corridor for evacuation of coal from both CIL and non-CIL coal blocks in Talcher Coal Field Area.

MCRL Constructing Coal Rail Corridor in 2 phases, expected to be operational by this year
MCRL Constructing Coal Rail Corridor in 2 phases, expected to be operational by this year

New Delhi: Mahanadi Coal Railway Limited is engaged in the construction of Inner Rail Corridor for a length of 68 km. 

This project is intended to provide common rail corridor for evacuation of coal from both CIL and non-CIL coal blocks in Talcher Coal Field Area.

This project will also provide multiple entries and exit points for coal rakes for faster evacuation of coal and de-congest the Indian Railway system by avoiding concentration of rakes at limited entry and exit route from Talcher Coal Field.

Phase-I: Angul-Balram Rail Link ('14 KM),

Phase-ll: Balram-Putugadia-Jarapada-Tentuloi Rail Link (54 KM)

Compliance to observation for Stage-II clearance has also been submitted. Site specification wild life management plan has also been approved by Principal Conservator of Forest (Wild life), Bhubaneswar on 21.06.2022.

Status of Physical Progress -

Phase-I: 14 km : Construction of the entire 14 KM is in an advance stage by IRCON. Physical progress -95%. Scheduled Commissioning by IRCON: 31.07.22.

Phase-II: 54 km : Land acquisition is under process by IRCON.

Phase-I 14 km: All the land acquisition process has been completed including forestry clearance.

Phase II- 54 km: Land acquisition is being done under Railway Amendment Act 2008. E-gazette notification under Section 20A (i) for tenancy and Govt. Non-Forest land has been published on 10.06.2022. Stage-I forest clearance has been obtained on 03.12.2021. 

Government is planning to produce coal from Talcher area by 2030, as per the details given below:-

CIL coal blocks - 182.29 MT

Non-CIL coal blocks - 87.50 MT