The administration is enhancing the yearly output of SECL's Gevra coal mine to 70 million metric tons, establishing it as the largest. According to coal secretary Amrit Lal Meena, the Gevra project by South Eastern Coalfields Ltd (SECL) in Chhattisgarh has recently attained a landmark by becoming the nation's inaugural mine to reach a coal production of 50 million metric tons. This announcement was made during a performance assessment session with the government-owned mining company on the weekend.
Meena did not provide a specific timeframe but stated that the expansion of the Gevra mine is in progress with the goal of attaining a production capacity of 70 million metric tons. This achievement would establish it as the most significant coal-producing mine in Asia, as reported by a statement from the coal ministry.
The secretary was on a two-day visit to Chhattisgarh.
Along with officials of South East Central Railway (SECR) at SECL headquarters in Bilaspur, Meena reviewed the rail projects of Chhattisgarh East Railway Limited (CERL) and Chhattisgarh East West Railway Limited (CEWRL).
He formally opened the 'Chhal' railway siding located within SECL's Raigarh region, and additionally assessed the advancement of two railway passages being constructed under the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) framework within the state.
As part of the PM Gati Shakti nationwide strategic plan, the necessary infrastructure for coal transportation is being established across the country. The newly proposed rail corridor is set to serve as a significant achievement in achieving this objective.