MCL’s record 5.17 lakh tonne coal dispatch on July 28

Sambalpur: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, created a history by despatching the highest ever 5,17,448 tonne coal to consumers in a single day today.
The day, 28th of July, which ended at 05:00 hours today, witnessed MCL despatching to consumers 92 rakes — Ib Valley (42) and Talcher (50) – a record in the history of the company.
The series of new milestones were achieved by various units of the company, like highest 22 rakes despatched by Lakhanpur Area, despatch of 31,106 tonnes (10 MGR rakes) to OPGC with a single platform of lower capacity; record despatch of 1,00,796 tonne by Basundhara Area and highest ever despatch of 11 rakes from Hingula Area.
Mr B N Shukla, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, MCL has complimented the teams involved in achieving record despatch for the company. “It is splendid performance by the Team MCL,” said Mr Shukla, congratulating all the team leaders and their teams for their work with great sense of responsibly during this difficult time of Covid-19 pandemic.
“Records are created to be broken and there are many milestones waiting for Team MCL,” said the CMD said while appreciating the support of Railway authorities in service of nation.