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JSPL becomes first Indian company to supply Head Hardened rails To India’s metro trains

New Delhi 13/08/2020: India’s Only and first 1080 Head hardened rail manufacturer Jindal Steel & power limited (JSPL) has started supply of 1080 grade HH rails to Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) for the Completion of Kolkata Metro’s Joka-Esplanade corridor. JSPL became the first Indian company to supply specially treated indigenous 1080 grade HH rails for completion of New Phase of Kolkata Metro Corridors. Earlier, Indian railways used to import Head Hardened rails for construction of High-speed tracks from Japan & Europe. Trains can run on these tracks at a speed of 250 km per hour as they have been specially prepared at the Raigarh plant of JSPL.

JSPL was selected by RVNL after a bidding process to supply 3000 MT of HH rails for Kolkata Metro rail tracks. So far, JSPL has supplied 1300 MT of 1080 grade  HH rails to RVNL, the remaining delivery of 1700 MT will be made within a week. Research Design and Standard Organization (RDSO) has approved the 1080 grade HH rails of JSPL’s Raigarh Rail mill. 1080HH grade Rails is also approved by the internationally accredited agency TUV-Nord-Luxembourg (Gr 1080HH).

Now 20 percent of the requirement of head hard rails in India will be supplied from indigenous sources, which is a big opportunity for JSPL. Sh. Saraogi assured that JSPL is ready in every way to meet the requirement of Head Hard Rails.

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“We are thankful to the Honourable Prime Minister for giving the country the vision of AtmaNirbhar Bharat. We sincerely thank the Steel Ministry, for implementing the vision of AtmaNirbhar Bharat and supporting us to lead in this direction as a steel maker. We also pay sincere gratitude to Indian Railways and Research Design & Standard Organization (RDSO) for considering us to contribute in various High-speed Rail track projects including Kolkata Metro & other Metro Corridors” Said VR Sharma, Managing Director, JSPL. 

“JSPL has the technological capability and capacity to meet all the requirements of domestic projects for HH Rails. I urge the government to support JSPL as a full-fledged domestic supplier of HH Rails.  JSPL’s Rail Manufacturing capability is sufficient to meet 100% requirements of Head Hardened Rails of all ongoing and upcoming Metro Rail, High Speed Rail Projects, which is in line with GoI’s policy of “Make in India”, Mr. Sharma Further Added 

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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