Date of Post: 20 June, 2018
New Delhi: SAIL (Steel Authority of India Ltd) has supplied 60,000 tonnes steel for 111 km long Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal broad gauge railway project in Manipur. The project is being constructed by Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) and once completed, it will be the tallest girder rail bridge in the world, Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) said in a statement.
- It said,”SAIL has supplied around 60,000 tonnes of steel material for the 111-km-long Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new broad gauge railway project.”
- The PSU has supplied mainly TMT rebars and structurals, hot-rolled (HR) plates and sheets, plate mill plates etc for the project from Durgapur, IISCO, Rourkela and Bokaro plants.
- It said, the project involves the construction of 111-km long broad gauge railway line which includes 9 stations along the way at Dolakhal, Kaimai Road, Kambiron, Thingou, Khongsang, Noney Tupul, Haochang Road and Imphal, 148 bridges & 45 tunnels (of which Tunnel No. 12 is 11.55-km long, making it India’s longest tunnel).
- It added,”The first section involves the construction of 84 km railway line connecting Jiribam to Tupul which is on the verge of completion. The second section of 27 kms connecting Tupul to Imphal is expected to be completed by 2019.”
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