Western Coalfields to undertake new Dhuptala Opencast Coal Mine Expansion Project in village Sasti in Rajura Tehsil in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. The proposal is for production in New Dhuptala Opencast Coal Mine at 0.50 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). The annual rated capacity of the mine is 0.50 MTPA of coal production. Mineral transportation of 1500 TPD of coal is by road to a private coal washery covering a distance of 4.5 km. Ultimate working depth is about 95m below ground level (bgl) which has been reached. The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 438 million.