SAIL Supplied 6.20 Lakh Tonnes Of Rails To Indian Railways In 2016-17

SAIL Supplied 6.20 Lakh Tonnes Of Rails To Indian Railways In 2016-17

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Date of Post: 19 Dec, 2017

New Delhi: SAIL, supplied 6.20 lakh tonnes of rails to the Indian Railways during 2016-17, Parliament was informed. As per an MoU, state-run Steel Authority of India (SAIL) is, currently, the only company supplying rails to the railways.

More Information:

  • SAIL has taken steps to augment its capacity by setting up a rail mill at its Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh.
  • SAIL manufactures 260-metre long rails at its Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) in Chhattisgarh.
  • Recently, the Ministry of Railways floated a global tender to procure 7 lakh tonnes of rails worth Rs 3,500 crore.
  • This is the first time that the railways has come up with such a tender.
  • Naveen Jindal-led JSPL (Jindal Steel & Power Ltd), the only domestic player holding experience in rails making & supplying, is interested in the tender.
  • Its Raigarh plant has a capacity to produce 1 million tonnes of rails, around 30% more than the railways requirement.

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