Buoyed by bagging an order from the first ever global tender for supply of rails by Indian Railways, JSPL on Tuesday said it aims at increasing its participation in proposed railway infrastructure modernization in the coming years.
The company said received the order to supply nearly one lakh tonne of rails from Indian Railways after procuring all technical clearances based on global best norms. JSPL operates India’s most advanced one million tonne per annum (mtpa) Rail Mill at its 3.6 mtpa integrated steel plant at Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.
The company has already supplied Rails to national railways of Iran and Bangladesh; and to Dedicated Freight Corridor of India. The company has capabilities to manufacture single piece rails of upto 121 metre length and upto 480 metre (with three welds) for higher durability.
“It is indeed a historic moment for JSPL to bag this prestigious order through a global tender which saw participation from world’s top manufacturers of Rails. JSPL is fully geared up to commence faster deliveries so as to assist Indian Railways in rapid deployment of planned rail track rollout", N A Ansari,CEO–JSPL said.
The global tender which saw participation from eight bidders, including world’s seven topmost manufacturers of Rails. JSPL is the only private sector manufacturer of Rails in the country, and is amongst seven global steelmakers with capabilities to manufacture Head Hardened Rails.
The company will supply around one lakh tonne of Rails to Indian Railways over a period of one year.
Source: The Economic Times
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