Dhoptala Mine of Balarpur inaugurated by Hon’ble Union Ministers in WCL
Dhoptala Mine of Balarpur – NEW DELHI- In an online inauguration ceremony, Chief Guest Hon. Shri. Pralhad Joshi, Minister of Coal, Mines & Parliamentary Affairs, Guest of Honour Hon. Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, and Hon. Shri. Raosaheb Patil Danve, Minister of State for Rail, Coal & Mines, inaugurated Dhoptala Mine in WCL.
WCL CMD Shri. Manoj Kumar welcomed the guests and provided an overview of the project. He stated that the inauguration of the Dhoptala Mine will not only boost coal production but also create jobs in the area. He stated that this initiative will provide direct work to 795 land opportunists and will considerably contribute to indirect employment in the area.
He stated that the project will endure for 26 years while emphasising the prospects that will arise from it. The mine will have a capacity of 2.5 million tonnes per year. This project will cost a total of Rs. 720.87 crores.
Dhoptala Mine of Balarpur
The First Mile Connectivity Project was inaugurated at Mungoli Mine in WCL’s Wani Area by Central Ministers Hon. Shri. Pralhad Joshi and Hon. Shri. Nitin Gadkari, as well as Minister of State Hon. Shri. Raosaheb Patil Danve.
The rail siding will be immediately connected to the coal handling plant in this FMC project, potentially reducing coal transportation by 12 kilometres.
FMC’s establishment will make coal transportation easier, safer, and more environmentally benign. The project will cost Rs. 470.92 crores to complete.
Shri. Pralhad Joshi, Minister of Coal, Mines, and Parliamentary Affairs, addressed the crowd, saying that all coal companies should be prepared to meet the nation’s growing coal demand.
He emphasised the necessity of coal gasification projects and pushed the industry to embrace new technology.
Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, stated in his speech that opening new mines is critical to making the nation Atma Niarbhar. He pleaded for a quick start on the new initiatives. He emphasised the importance of speeding up land acquisition, environmental clearance, forest clearance, and technology adoption processes, among other things.
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