The Asansol Division of Indian Railways has successfully commissioned private siding of Maithan Power Limited at Thaparnagar, Jharkhand, in accordance with the Prime Minister’s vision Gati Shakti and the Ministry of Railways’ policy regarding the Gati Shakti Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal or also known as GCT, informed the Ministry of Railways.
- Chairman and CEO of the Railway Board, V K Tripathi, said at the GCT’s commissioning that the Maithan Power Project was commenced in the year 2009, and power generation began in the year 2011.
- The coal needed for the power plant was delivered via road, which is estimated to yield 120 inbound coal rakes every month.
- Somewhere between two to four outward rakes of Fly Ash are expected to be handled from the siding area.
- This will increase the railways’ monthly earnings by almost Rs. 11 crores.