Date of Post : 07 July, 2017
BHILAI: SAIL’s Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP), has recorded its best ever loading of rails for despatch to the Indian Railways (IR) in the month of June 2017.
- According to BSP officials, the plant has loaded 27 rakes of 260-metre-long rails from its rail and structural mill (RSM) and universal rail mill (URM) in June.
- The entire load in hand was meant to be sent to IR, to which BSP (Bhilai Steel Plant) is the sole supplier as far as rails are concerned.
- Officials added touted this to be the highest loading recorded in a single month since the plant’s inception. From the URM alone, a 14-rake consignment was dispatched to the IR.
- The plant has been rolling out the world’s longest 130-metre rails in a single piece, following the commissioning of the new URM.
- Overall, loading has been good since the first quarter of FY17 with the BSP welding 65-metre-long rails from its RSM unit into 260-metre-long rail panels.
- The plant loaded 65 rakes of 260- metre-long rails, during the April-June period this year. This was until June, the highest dispatch recorded by BSP in any quarter.
- In fact, the number of rakes loaded for dispatch has been increasing every month since the beginning of the current financial year.
- In April, a load of 17 rakes were sent off, while in May this increased to 21.