NEW DELHI: An Inter- Ministerial Committee on augmenting Coastal Shipping of Coal and other commodities/products have been constituted. Ministry of Shipping is the nodal Ministry for the Committee. The terms of reference of the committee are as follows:-
• Review and approve the strategy for Coastal Shipping of coal including annual targets for volumes of coal, which can be transported by rail-sea-rail route;
• Periodically review and approve the implementation roadmap and associated projects for achieving the agreed targets;
• Approve actions for addressing issues related to inter Ministry or Inter agency Coordination;
• Periodically collect feedback from all relevant stakeholders (power utilities, coal producers, railways, Shipping companies/logistics service providers, ports, etc.) to fine-tune the strategy and road map for Coastal Shipping of coal as well as other commodities.