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MCL CMD visits Talcher mines, boosts morale of coal miners



Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) Chairman-cum-Managing Director PK Sinha inspected mega-potential Ananta (13 MTPY) and Balram (6 MTPY) opencast projects of company in Talcher coalfields, on Tuesday.

Accompanied by Director (Technical/Operations)OP Singh, the CMD visited Jagannath Area and Hingula Area to inspect the mega-potential coal mines and the Railway Siding No. 5 and 6.

The Ananta OCP has potential to increase capacity to 20 MTPY, while the capacity of Balram OCP can be enhanced to 15 MTPY.

Similarly, enhancing the potential of Ananta Railway sidings No. 5 and 6 from 10 rakes a day to 15 rakes is also under consideration in view of increased demand of coal.

“We have to ensure that no power plant faces fuel crunch,” said the MCL CMD motivating the technical and support teams in the projects to optimise production and dispatch from the mines.

It may be mentioned that MCL Directors have been visiting various operational areas and projects to ensure quick decision-making and on-the-spot support to field teams to maximise coal dispatch. 

MCL, the leading production subsidiary of Coal India Limited, has operations spread over Jharsuguda, Sundargarh and Angul districts of Odisha.

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