Date of Post: 01 Doc, 2018
Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL) has supplied 1.32 lakh tonnes of rails for the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor’s 194-km New Khurja to Bhadan section, it said on Friday. The section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) was inaugurated on Thursday and the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India ltd (DFCCIL) conducted a trial run of freight train on Friday.
Image Credit: DFCCIL
- JSPL Steel Business CEO N A Ansari said,”Long Rails for the entire stretch of about 200 km that is being opened for the trial Friday have been manufactured at JSPL’s rail mill at Raigarh. Over 1.32 lakh tonnes of rails, including 95,000 tonnes of 260 metre long rails have been supplied by JSPL.”
- The 1,856 km long EDFC consists of 2 distinct segments – an electrified double-track segment of 1,409 km between Dankuni in West Bengal and Khurja in Uttar Pradesh and an electrified single-track segment of 447 km between Ludhiana-Khurja-Dadri in the states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
- Also, JSPL is supplying rails to the Indian Railways.
- In July this year, the company had bagged 20% of Rs 2,500 crore global rail tender floated by the railways after anticipating that state-run SAIL would not be able to supply the 7,17,000 tonnes required for 2017-18 and 2018-19, as estimated at that time.
- The order is to supply around 1 lakh tonnes of rails over a period of 1 year.
- As on October 31, the company has supplied over 35% of the order, Ansari said.
- JSPL operates 1 MTPA (Million Tonnes Per Annum) rail mill at its 3.6 MTPA integrated steel plant in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.
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