Date of Post: 30 June, 2018
New Delhi: SAIL’s (Steel Authority of India) Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) has despatched the Ist consignment of metro rail wheels for Kolkata Metro, giving a fillip to ‘Make in India’ drive. Earlier, wheels for Kolkata Metro Rail were being imported.
- SAIL said in a statement,”SAIL’s DSP despatched the first consignment of metro railway wheels for Kolkata Metro. This is an important step towards import substitution and in the true spirit of making in India SAIL envisages developing new products to suit the countrys need.”
- It said, SAIL DSP is poised to meet the entire demand of Kolkata Metro.
- On the occasion, CEO, DSP A K Rath, said,“DSP is the only forged wheel producer in the country. We proudly say that the nation moves on DSP wheels. Now Kolkata Metro Railway will also run on DSP wheels”.
- In the first consignment, 46 wheels have been despatched and in the first lot, 73 numbers of OK wheels have been made ready, it said.
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