The “ Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran” app was unveiled recently in Kolkata on CIL’s Foundation Day. It helps achieve transparency in despatch operations, as a tool to monitor whether the despatches are made on the fair principle of ‘First in First Out’ and keeps track of all the activities from issuance of sale order to physical delivery of coal by road, the coal ministry said in a statement.
In a move to provide more coal to power stations, CIL had directed coal supplies to plants located at shorter distances through roads. As a result, power plants located within 50 Kms and 60 Kms from the mines could take as much coal from the nearest mines as they can.
CIL’s coal despatch through road stood at 140 MT, around 26 per cent of the total despatch of 542 MT last financial year. “The impetus given in the current fiscal has improved movement of coal through road considerably. At the end of October 2017, the movement of coal through road at a little over 93 MTs accounted for 29 per cent of the total coal despatch of 317 MTs,” the ministry said.
The statement added the despatch of coal through roads in the current fiscal so far has gone up by 12 MT as compared to the same period last fiscal. The app is said to provide date-wise, truck-wise quantity of coal delivered against the sale orders along with information related to scheme-wise, colliery-wise, grade-wise, customer-wise details of sale orders issued during a period.
The app also provides details of coal allotment and lifting status for the convenience of customers from different sources.
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