Coal India Ltd will spend around Rs. 10,500 crore on railway projects in the coming years. Of this, CIL has planned to invest about Rs. 2,300 crore for renovation of existing railway lines. CIL will also invest another Rs. 8,200 crore for 3 major railway infrastructure projects, namely, the Tori-Shivpur-Kathotia line, East and East-West railway corridors and the Gopalpur-Manoharpur line. This investment is keeping in line with its long term strategy of phasing out truck transport for transportation of coal.
Coal India will also speed up work on setting up of new coal washeries. Work order for setting up of 3 coking coal washeries has been issued and process for issuance of work for 3 other washeries are in progress. The company aims to supply only beneficiated coal to customers as was suggested by National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC).