Meghalaya Government Modifies Order, Permits Coal Transport Through The State


Meghalaya Government Modifies Order, Permits Coal Transport Through The State

Three days after implementing the Supreme Court order banning transportation of coal through the state, the Meghalaya Government has permitted the transport once again.

Meghalaya Government issued the modified order on Friday.

Ban on coal transport was significant in wake of the coal-mine tragedy (December 13) in which 15 miners got trapped inside a flooded mine in East Jaintia District of Meghalaya.

On January 15, the Supreme Court had banned the coal transport through Meghalaya. The order was implemented by the state government.

The modified order now permits the transport of coal ore which was “located” and was “in transit” before the Supreme Court order.

The modified order also states that no challan will be issued for “The coal which has originated outside the state of Meghalaya and being transported through the state of Meghalaya for consumption by factories, general household or export etc.” Read more

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