Left Menu
Development News Edition

JSPL supplies 1.32 LT rails for eastern freight corridor's


JSPL supplies 1.32 LT rails for eastern freight corridor's
(Image Credit: Twitter)

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) Friday said the company has supplied 1.32 lakh tonnes of rails for the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor's 194-km New Khurja to Bhadan of the section, a top company official said.

The said section of the 1,856-km Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) was inaugurated Thursday and the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) conducted a trial run of a freight train Friday.

"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," JSPL Steel Business CEO N A Ansari said.

The EDFC with a route length of 1,856 km consists of two 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.

JSPL is also supplying rails to the Indian Railways.

In July, the company had bagged 20 per cent 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 one year.

Ansari said, as, on October 31, 2018, the company has supplied over 35 per cent of the said order.

The company operates one million tonnes per annum (MTPA) rail mill at its 3.6 MTPA integrated steel plant in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.

(With inputs from agencies.)


TRENDING

OPINION/BLOG/INTERVIEW

JNU Administration's 100-meter challenge before JNUSU

For the first time in its history, Jawaharlal Nehru University JNU Administration is seeking permanent deployment of local police to keep protesting students at 100 meters away from the Administrative Block. It would be interesting to see h...

Sentiment Analysis of Twitter users during COP25: Governments losing trust on Climate Action

Sentiment analysis of Twitter users during COP25 in Madrid, being held from December 2-13, shows widespread fear on climate change due to global warming but almost no trust on governments in meeting the emission targets. In the analysis the...

These innovators are making humanitarian response more efficient

These alarming trends prompt a call for the world to not only address the ongoing crisis but also to adopt innovative approaches to fulfill the growing humanitarian needs in such emergencies. ...

Hyderabad Encounter: A sentiment analysis of public mood on day of encounter

Sentiment analysis of twitter users revealed that they showered salutes on Hyderabad police for eliminating alleged gang rapists of the veterinary doctor but only a few believe in cops version of successive events leading to encounter....

Videos

Latest News

Horse racing-Santa Anita introduces new technology to aid horses

Santa Anita Park, where 35 horses have died as the result of injuries in the past year, said on Friday it was introducing new technology for diagnosing pre-existing conditions in racehorses. A MILE-PET Scan machine - the first of its kind -...

Indigenous groups rally to protect Latin America's threatened forests

Central American countries are teaming up to conserve the regions five great forests as part of a regional climate action plan released at U.N. climate talks in Madrid this week, the alliance behind the effort said. The coalition of governm...

New Zealand resumes mission to retrieve remaining bodies following volcanic eruption

New Zealand police said on Saturday they would search in the waters near the volcanic White Island in their attempts to retrieve two remaining bodies, following a fatal eruption earlier this week. The remains of six people were successfully...

UPDATE 7-Trump at brink of impeachment as U.S. House committee approves charges

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment by approving two charges against him over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic political rival ...

Give Feedback