Sambalpur, July 30, (LocalWire): Coal production and supply remained closed at Talcher Coalfields of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited for the seventh consecutive day today, following the accident at Bharatpur Open Cast Project on 23 July, a Press release read.
Talcher coalfields, producing in an average 2.1 lakh tonne coal per day during the monsoon, came to grinding halt since 24 July.
While the total loss of production and dispatch of coal due to stoppage of work is estimated at over 12 lakh tonnes, the quantum loss to the company till date has been estimated at Rs 128.32 crores and the total loss to the state and Central exchequer is estimated to be around Rs 83.06 crores.
NTPC Kaniha has reportedly shut three of its units due to shortage of coal, while NALCO is also facing fuel crisis at its plant.
MCL is diverting two rakes of coal from Ib Valley Coalfields to NTPC, Kaniha and efforts have also been made to divert one rake of coal from Basundhara area under Ib Valley Coalfields to NALCO, for which the aluminium company has been requested to arrange the rake from Railways.