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SAIL expected to supply 10 lakh tonnes of steel for railways track in 2018-19

Newdelhi:7/1/19:Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) expects to supply 10 lakh tonnes of steel in 2018-19 and 12 lakh in 2019-20 to the Indian Railways for doubling of rail lines, gauge conversion, new lines and track renewal works. Railways have indicated its demand   of approximately 14 lakh tonne during 2018-19 and 17 lakh tonne in 2019-20. SAIL has established Universal Rail Mill (URM) in its Bhilai Steel Plant to enhance the manufacturing capabilities of Rails to cope up with increasing demand of railway requirements. The production from the 1.2 MTPA capacity URM has commenced from November, 2016.

Bhilai Steel Plant undertook modernisation and expansion plan along with other integrated steel plants under SAIL with capacity enhancement of crude steel from 3.93 MTPA to 7.0 MTPA. This included the installation of URM.

The Minister of State for Steel, Vishnu Deo Sai, informed this to Lok Saba, in reply to a question today.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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