RAIPUR: The Raigarh unit of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) has commenced rolling of ‘Head Hardened Rail’ on August 15, 2017.
The rails which are used for laying tracks for Metro and High Speed trains in currently being exported to Iran, a company Press release informed.
Till now this category of rail was being imported in India. With manufacture of ‘Head Hardened Rail’, JSPL is among the league of seven nations which manufacture the products, the Press release informed.
JSPL started manufacturing ‘Head Hardened Rail’ in September 2016 with the setting up of the country’s first unit to manufacture the product.
The company has received supply order of 20,000 tonnes of ‘Head Hardened Rail’ from Iran.
JSPL has innovated to manufacture the longest rails in India. The country’s longest rail length of 121 metres is being rolled at JSPL’s Raigarh manufacturing plant site. In the plant site itself these rails can be further welded together to create 484 meter long rails that are then transported to the rail track location.