In its endeavour to contribute to an “AtmaNirbhar Bharat”, Jindal Steel & Power (JSP) plans to commission a state of art 1.2 MTPA Rail & Heavy structure mill at its Angul Steel complex in Odisha. After the Commissioning of the New Rail Mill at Angul, JSP’s total rail-making capacity will be 2.2 MTPA.
As per an official release from the company JSP has developed speciality Rails like 1175 HT, R350 HT, Asymmetric Rails, and 1080HH rails at its existing 1 MTPA Rail Mill in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.
These Rails are an import substitution product, required for heavy axle loads of more than 25MT. These Rails are primarily used by various Metro Rail Corporations, High-Speed Corridors and the Bullet Train project.
The Raigarh Rail mill is regularly supplying 260m Rails to Indian Railways, DFCCs and other critical projects of national importance. Such long Rails with minimum welds are a key element in increasing Track Safety and Comfort said the release.
JSP’s speciality rails of 1080 HH grade are being utilized, at almost all the Metro and RRTS systems in India. Such rails are also used in Special projects of National civil-military importance of remote connectivity such as the USBRL Project (J&K) and Sivok – Rangpo Project in West Bengal. “JSP is committed to making available domestically produced import substitution products at competitive prices. JSP is proactively adding and augmenting further Rail manufacturing capacity to support the modernization of the Indian Rail network. ” said Mr Bimlendra Jha, Managing Director, Jindal Steel & Power in a statement. He further added: “Even though there is surplus Rail capacity in India, there are markets abroad we will be looking to feed as well after meeting India’s requirements.”