Punjab: Day after AAP Govt's big claims, coal supply from Pachwara mine stops
Chandigarh, December 5: A day after tall claims by Punjab Power Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO, the supply of coal to the state from Pachwara mine has been stopped.
The development came only 20 days after the supply became operational.
Notably, the first rake of coal from Jharkhand's Pachwara mine reached Punjab on December 16.
As the first rake of coal was received at Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant on December 16, Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann claimed that coal from the Pachwara mine in Jharkhand would be sufficient to meet the state's requirements for the next 30 years.
On Wednesday, Harbhajan Singh ETO had claimed that with the concerted efforts of the state government, the Pachwara coal mine had been made operational, which would help save Rs 500 crore annually.
However, instead of the expected 5 rakes per day, only 9 have so far reached Punjab.
The supply eventually stopped as the first contractor at the Pachwara coal mines allegedly failed to pay the workers, causing the coal lifting work to be hampered.
- PTC NEWS