Indian Railways SAIL Collaboration moving the Nation: says Chairman/SAIL

Working relentlessly to improve quality of rails: said Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Chairman/SAIL

NEW DELHI: When two large organisations collaborate, it makes a far reaching and resounding impact. The case in point is the collaboration between the Indian Railways and Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) for more than six decades. State-owned SAIL on Thursday said it was working relentlessly to further improve the quality of rails, said A.K.Chaudhary, Chairman/SAIL.

While the Railways is the heart of transport infrastructure of our Country, SAIL is the most trusted and longstanding supplier of rails and forged wheels to the Indian Railways. While SAIL’s Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) produces world class rails that crisscross the Country, its Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) is the only forged wheel producer in India for passenger coaches, wagons and locomotives.

Together RAIL and SAIL make a formidable combination, which touch the life of every citizen of the Country.

SAIL has continuously developed its products to meet and in some cases even go beyond the exacting standards. In rails, it has steadily rolled out the required volume, quality and length of rails (which has gradually increased from 13 meter to 260 meter), year after year.

In wheels, SAIL has supplied more than 1.8 million numbers of wheels of various dimensions ranging from 720 mm to 1100 mm of diameter to the Indian Railways in last six decades.

To achieve this, the PSU has adopted measures like reducing the hydrogen content in rail steel, the company said in a statement.

The Nickel-Copper-Chromium (NCC) corrosion resistant rails that SAIL-Bhilai Steel Plant developed and supplied for coastal areas have successfully undergone field trials.

SAIL is the country’s largest steel making company and as per an agreement, it supplies rails to Indian Railways from Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh.

It has supplied more than 1.8 million of wheels of various dimensions to the Indian Railways in last six decades.