Coal India Ltd (CIL) has said that its average loading of rakes per day went up to 208.8 in the second quarter of the current fiscal - up by 7 per cent from 195.2 rakes per day on a same quarter comparison of last year. Commenting on the issue, a CIL Official told the media, "Constant coordination and synergising the efforts with Railways, with the help of the Ministry of Coal, witnessed the average wagon loading tweaking up to a growth of 7 per cent during July-September 2017.
During current year's Q2 (second quarter), CIL's average loading of rakes per day went up to 208.8 against 195.2 rakes per day on a same quarter comparison of last year. The increase in absolute terms during the period was a strong 13.6 rakes per day." “Overall coal off-take to consumers at 131.58 million tonnes during July-September 2017 was up by 15.71 million tonnes in absolute terms compared to 115.87 million tonnes during the same quarter last fiscal registering a growth of 13.6 per cent,” he added. According to CIL, coal supplies to thermal power stations of the country increased by 12.53 million tonnes, during the second quarter of the current fiscal compared to same quarter last year.