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Bhubaneswar, Apr 29 () The East Coast Railway(ECoR) on Wednesday said it has transported more than 10.5million tonnes of coal to industries, mostly power plants,across the country during the nationwide lockdown.

The ECoR has run 2,683 trains transporting dry fuel tovarious destinations across the country, a railway officialsaid.

The coal was transported mainly from Talcher, Paradip,Visakhapatnam and Dhamara areas, he said.

The ECoR transported 6.60 million tonnes of thermalcoal and 3.90 million tonnes of imported coal during thelockdown, a statement said.

Most of the thermal coal was loaded in Talcher, whilethe imported coal was loaded in Paradip, Dhamara,Visakhapatnam and Gangavaram ports, it said.

The ECoR is working round-the-clock to also ensure thesupply of essential commodities like food grains, petroleumproducts, fruits and vegetables, milk, edible oil, sugar, saltand medicines, the statement added. SKNACD ACD



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