Raipur: Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL), a company led by world-renowned industrialist Naveen Jindal, has scored a major achievement. Indian Railways has granted JSPL the status of a regular rail supplier for its ongoing and future projects. With this, JSPL became the first private company in the country, which has received this special honor from the Indian Railways.
According to the press release by the Raipur Office of the JSPL, Research Designs & Standards Organization (RDSO), which works under the ambit of the Railway Board, has approved field performance of UIC 60 kg, 880 Grade prime (Class-A) rails manufactured by JSPL at its Raigarh Plant. Railway Board has accepted the field performance test report of RDSO and considered UIC 60 kg, 880 Grade prime (Class-A) rails are suitable for the use in Indian Railways. The approval by RDSO itself is an illustrious qualification for JSPL’s Rail Mill, as their evaluation quality and safety parameters are very stringent, and not many rail producers in the world can meet out quality norms laid by RDSO.
Apart from 880 Grade main track rails, JSPL has also started supplying 1080 grade Head Hardened rails to several Metro Rails projects in India which includes Rail Vikas Nigam Limited for the construction of the Kolkata Metro Rail Project and the Pune Metro.
Earlier RDSO had approved the 1080 grade HH rails, and JSPL has developed Special rails, Asymmetric Rails, R260, and 1175HT grades for heavy load carrying wagon units of 75 tones.
JSPL also supplies special grade rail blooms to France Rail, Hayange in Europe. Rails manufactured at JSPL, Raigarh facility record grand success on quality & safety parameters for different European railways. JSPL also exported 2.5 Lac Tonnes of rails through Indian PSUs (IRCON & STC) to the customers in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, & Africa.