42 trains canceled to give way to coal transportation in the shortage

42 trains canceled to give way to coal transportation in the shortage

Approximately 42 passenger trains have been canceled across India to allow faster movement of coal vehicles to tackle the very low inventory of power plants during power outages and riots in many states.

According to railroad officials, these trains have been canceled indefinitely and coal stocks at thermal power plants are rapidly depleting. Officials said the railroad is not only trying to take steps “on the battlefield” to transport coal, but also to reduce the time it takes to move coal to power plants.

Gauraf Krishna Bansal, Executive Director of Indian Railways, told Bloomberg.

The three previously canceled Chhattisgarh trains were restored after protests by local MPs.

Many states are flagging the danger of coal inventory depletion.