The Union government is planning to invite tenders for new transmission lines in the next six months worth Rs. 1 lakh crore. The government has also plans to open 40-50 new coal mines in the next 18 months with 12 being opened by Coal India’s arm Western Coalfields. The Indian Coal Ministry has completed the ground work for the next round of coal block auctions which could kick off by end-June 2015.
Extracted from HBL, May 13,’15