A couple of years ago, an internal study by CIL showed that losses could run over Rs 50,000 if a 170 tonne truck at any of CIL mines remained idle for half-an-hour. This figure would be double if the truck was of 240 tonnes capacity. The coal ministry had suggested the system be installed in all the mines across the country to prevent theft of coal and increase productivity. According to some reports published in the mainstream media, CIL is likely to install GPS-based movement tracking system at its major sites by March next year. Reports also quote a coal ministry official saying that tenders have been floated for installing the tracking system.
Source: Business Standard