Case Studies


Bengal Aerotropolis Project Limited (BAPL), Burdwan district of West Bengal

Bengal Aerotropolis Project Limited (BAPL)

Project features:

Simultaneous development of Underground Coal Mines and Aerotropolis.

The Project area hosts a number of regionally persistent coal seams having substantial reserves and also rich in Coal Bed Methane (CBM).

Tata Consulting Engineers conducted various technological investigations to assess the possibilities for simultaneous development of BAPL Project, underground mining of coal and plan of exploitation of CBM. Tata Consulting Engineers carried out the studies in the following three stages:

  • Impact assessment. Preparing a mining plan and Detailed Project Report for Underground mining with zero subsidence at surface. Approach to exploit CBM potential within the BAPL project area from outside the BAPL area.

On the basis of TCE investigations, the BAPL Project was given 'green signal' by the West Bengal State Government in consultation with Ministry of Coal (MoC) and Ministry of Aviaion (MoA).

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