Thar coal mines to be connected to railway by 23rd March

The work at Thar coal mines has been successfully initiated and now the next logical step is the connection of the mine with a transportation mechanism through which the coal can be transported all across the country.

In this regard the prime minister and the chief minister Sindh have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that the federal government and the Sindh government will work towards connecting the Thar coal mine with Railway lines.

By connecting the Thar coal mines with Railway line, local coal will be supplied to Jamshoro, Port Qasim, and other power plants of the country as well as to the local industry. Thus local coal will be used instead of imported coal and in the long run the country can save $2 billion every year by using local coal for power generation.

The PM directed all the stakeholders to work towards timely completion of the project and ensure completion by 23rd March 2023.