ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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NEW DELHI-Shortage of Wagons or Traffic

NEW DELHI Shortage of Wagons or Traffic? THE recent strike in the Dhanbad division of Eastern Railway, which resulted in the cancellation of a number of trains and dislocation of coal supplies to some parts of the country, brought to attention a deeper malaise afflicting the transportation of coal and the working of the coal industry for quite some time. A near-crisis already existed in the country's main coal belt in Bihar and West Bengal before the strike, mainly on account of the shortage of railway transport. The strike in the Dhanbad division merely aggravated the situation.

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