Coal India Chairman Shri Pramod Agrawal on SECL visit

Inaugurates Kusmunda Workshop Complex, Gevra Rail Rapid Load Out System, and Baroud Siding
CMD Dr. Prem Sagar Mishra and the Functional Directors were also present

Bilaspur(thestates.news)|Shri Pramod Agrawal (I.A.S.), Chairman, Coal India on his visit to SECL inaugurated Rail Rapid Load Out System (RRLOS) in Gevra area under FMC (First Mile Connectivity), Workshop Complex in Kusmunda Area, and Baroud siding in Raigarh area through VC today. On this occasion SECL CMD Dr. Prem Sagar Mishra, Director Technical (Operations) Shri S.K. Pal, Director (Finance) Shri G. Srinivasan, Director Technical (P&P) Shri S.N. Kapri, Director (Personnel) Shri Debasish Acharyya, AGM Kusmunda Shri Sanjay Mishra, AGM Gevra Shri SK Mohanty, and AGM Raigarh Shri HS Pande were present. These projects inaugurated by Shri Agrawal will accelerate coal production and dispatch in these areas of SECL and will play an important role in expansion of coal production of the company.

Kusmunda Opencast Project has the capacity of 50 million tonnes per annum, for which SECL is
procuring more than 400 HEMMs (Heavy Earth Moving Machinery) which includes a total of 261
dumpers with capacity ranging from 60 tonnes to 240 tonnes. Keeping this and proximity to the
mega projects of SECL in mind, a main workshop has been set up for repair and maintenance
requirements of HEMM machines. The project also includes sub-systems like Dumper Washing
System, Bay Lubrication System, Compressed Air System, EOT Crane, Power Supply, Indoor &
Outdoor Lighting, Communication, Ventilation, Fire Fighting etc.

The total cost of this project, which started in 2020, is Rs 248 crore, and it is spread over a total area
of 16 hectares. The workshop has provision for various facilities for HEMM machinery like Excavation
Complex, E&M Complex, Store Complex, Substation, Pumphouse, Administrative Office, Canteen,
First Aid Center etc.

The total cost of the Gevra Rapid Loading System (RLS) project, built under FMC (First Mile
Connectivity), is Rs 222 crore. With the help of this rapid loading system, 20 million tonnes of coal
will be dispatched every year. In the Rapid Loading System, where a truck receiving station with 8
hoppers has been built, the capacity of the bunker built in the project is about 30,000 tonnes. From
this bunker, 4,500 – 5,500 tonnes of coal can be loaded into rail rakes per hour.

On the other hand, if we talk about Baroud siding, the capacity of siding will be 20,000 tonnes per
day, which means that about 4 rakes of coal can be sent daily from here and it is connected to
Kharsia main line through Baroud-Korichhapar siding.

Along with this, under the ambitious First Mile Connectivity Project of SECL, CHP (Coal Handling
Plant) of 10 million tonnes per annum capacity is also being constructed at Baroud from where
about 6 rakes of coal can be dispatched daily. The commencement of Baraud siding is expected to be
very important from the development point of view of Mand-Raigarh Coalfield.

Review meeting-cum-felicitation ceremony organized

After the day’s program, a review meeting-cum- felicitation ceremony was organized at SECL HQ
Bilaspur in the late evening, in which SECL top management as well as AGMs of various areas were
present. Various issues related to production and productivity were discussed in the meeting and
necessary instructions were given. Along with this, Shri Pramod Agrawal is going to retire this month
after a glorious tenure of more than 3 decades in the Indian Administrative Service and Coal
Industry. On this occasion, Shri Pramod Agarwal, Chairman, Coal India was felicitated by Dr. Prem
Sagar Mishra, SECL CMD at SECL Bilaspur in the presence of SECL Functional Directors and Area
General Managers by giving shawl, shreefal and a memento.