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Railway Board chairman told the reason for the coal crisis, demand and consumption increased by 20 percent compared to last year

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Railways has taken a big step to give way to goods trains laden with coal. Amidst the deepening power crisis in the country, the Railways has canceled 670 passenger trains for the next one month.

Coal shortage in the country (Coal Crisis) Due to this there is an outcry. Railways canceled many trains due to shortage of coal and increased power consumption, while Railway Board Chairman VK Tripathi (VK Tripathi, Chairman, Railway Board) Said on Sunday that the demand and consumption of coal in the country has increased significantly as compared to last year, so we are transporting more quantity of coal. He further said that we can say that the demand and consumption of coal has increased by 20 percent as compared to last year.

He said that in the month of April 2022, we have transported 15% more coal as compared to April 2021. The chairman of the Railway Board said that we are operating more coal-carrying trains than mail and express trains. Let us tell you that the Railways has taken a big step to give way to the goods trains laden with coal. Amidst the deepening power crisis in the country, the Railways has canceled 670 passenger trains for the next one month.

Railways canceled about 42 passenger trains on 29 April

Railways canceled 42 passenger trains till 29th of last month to increase coal freight movement in view of power crisis in various parts of the country. Due to this, people commuting from coal producing states like Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand are facing inconvenience. South East Central Railway (SECR) division having coal producing areas has canceled 34 passenger trains. The Northern Railway (NR), on the other hand, has canceled eight trains, which supply coal to several power plants in northern India. While South Central Railway has canceled 22 mail or express trains and 12 passenger trains, Northern Railway has canceled four mail or express trains and an equal number of passenger services.

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