Adani group reveals mystery co-owner of Australian rail project

After acquiring the Carmichael rail project in 2017 from a promoter-owned entity, Adani Enterprises brings in the same firm as a joint venture partner.

In 2011, when the Adani group acquired the Carmichael coal mine in Australia, it faced a major challenge: how to actually move the coal out from the mine located in the North Galilee Basin of Queensland to Abbot Point port, from where it would be loaded on bulk carriers headed for India. The distance from the mine to the nearest railhead was over 200 km. 

And so, the Adani group embarked on a project to build a railway line. This line was originally housed under Carmichael Rail and Port Singapore Holdings Pte, a Singapore-based company with Vinod Adani (chairman Gautam …


Nihar Gokhale

Nihar Gokhale led the Chaos coverage at The Morning Context. Nihar wrote on the environment, the economy and resource conflicts in India. He has reported from across the country on everything from displacement, pollution and environmental violations to land regulation, corruption and human rights. He was earlier associate editor at Land Conflict Watch, and his work has appeared in Scroll, The Wire, IndiaSpend, The Caravan and Mongabay India.

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