BHUBANESWAR, DEC 30
Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL) becomes India’s first private company to get “Regular Supplier” status from Indian Railways to supply 60kg 880 grade (90UTS)Rails.
With this, Indian Railways, its subsidiary and track laying contractors can source 60kg 880 grade (90UTS) Rails manufactured by JSPL and utilize them for their ongoing and upcoming projects, the Company said in a statement today.
“We are happy that Indian Railways has awarded regular supplier status to JSPL made 60kg 880 grade (90UTS) Rails, It would be a big push towards an AtmaNirbhar Bharat. And it is a good achievement for our Rail business. We are thankful to RDSO and Ministry of Railways for field performance approval of UIC 60 kg, 880 Grade prime (Class- A) rails of JSPL”, said V R Sharma, Managing Director, JSPL.
Earlier, Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDS0), which works under the ambit of the Ministry of Railways, had approved field performance of UIC 60 kg, 880 Grade prime (Class- A) rails made by JSPL at its Raigarh Plant. Railway Board has accepted the field performance test report of RDSO and considered UIC 60 kg, 880 Grade prime (Class- A) rails are suitable for use in Indian Railways. It is now established that JSPL is capable of meeting out Indian Railways quality requirements.
JSPL is also supplying 1080 grade Head Hardened rails to Rail Vikas Nigam Limited for construction of Kolkata Metro rail tracks.