Adani Cement Media Statement
21st Feb 2023 : “We are happy to inform that all the stakeholders have come together and amicably resolved the ongoing discussions on the freight rates in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This outcome is positive for ACC & Ambuja Cements and all the stakeholders involved. In line with our commitments, we are pleased to share that ACC and Ambuja Cements will resume operations effective tomorrow at the Gagal and Darlaghat plants in Himachal Pradesh.
The new freight rates from tomorrow for single axle trucks of 12 tons would be Rs. 10.30 Per Ton Per Km for Ambuja Cements’ Darlaghat plant & ACC’s Gagal plant as compared to earlier rates of Rs 11.41 for ACC’s Gagal and Rs 10.58 for Ambuja Cements’ Darlaghat units. The new rates for multi axle 24 ton Trucks would be Rs 9.30 Per Ton Per Km for both units. This will result in overall reduction of 10-12% in the freight rates benefiting the customers of Himachal Pradesh.
The Gagal and Darlaghat units of ACC & Ambuja Cements are one of the largest industrial units in the state and play a vital role in providing employment & contributing to the economic viability of the state. The reopening of plants will help in the economic, social and overall development of the State.
We are grateful to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, the members of the Sub-Committee, Government Ministries of Himachal Pradesh and the Transport Unions taking this initiative in the overall interest of all stakeholders and the State of Himachal Pradesh. The freight rates are as per the guidance provided by the relevant government authorities.”