- JSPL awarded “regular supplier” status from Indian Railways
- JSPL has become the 1st private firm to get this status from the Indian Railways
- JSL will supply 60 kg 880 grade (90UTS) Rails
Jindal Steel and Power Limited, also known as JSPL, has now become the first Indian private company to get the “Regular Supplier” status from the Indian Railways enabling it to supply 60kg 880 grade (90UTS) Rails.
With this, the Indian Railways along with its subsidiary, and also the track laying contractors will be allowed to source the 60kg 880 grade (90UTS) Rails manufactured by JSPL and use the same for their ongoing as well as the upcoming projects, according to the official release.
Managing Director (MD) at Jindal Steel and Power Limited, V R Sharma said, “We are happy that Indian Railways has awarded regular supplier status to JSPL made 60kg 880 grade (90UTS) Rails, it would be a big push towards an AtmaNirbhar Bharat.”
He added, “And it is a good achievement for our Rail business. We are thankful to RDSO and Ministry of Railways for field performance approval of UIC 60 kg, 880 Grade prime (Class- A) rails of JSPL.”
Earlier, the Research Design and Standards Organisation, also known as RDS0, which works under the ambit of the Ministry of Railways, had approved the field performance of the UIC 60 kg, 880 Grade prime (Class- A) rails made by JSPL at its Raigarh Plant.
A report from a leading India news agency said, “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 use in Indian Railways. It is now established that JSPL is capable of meeting Indian Railway’s quality requirements.”
The JSPL will also supply the 1080 grade Head Hardened rails to Rail Vikas Nigam Limited for the construction of the Kolkata Metro rail tracks. The company has also exported more than 2 Lakh tonnes of rails.
In the recent past, RDS0 also approved the 1080 grade HH rails of JSPL which were manufactured at its Raigarh plant in Chattisgarh. 1080 Head Hardened grade was approved by the internationally accredited agency TUV-Nord-Luxembourg (Gr 1080HH).
The report also said, “JSPL also bagged an order from Pune Metro to supply Head Hardened Rails and its rails have been used in special freight corridors and High-speed Train projects. Soon, JSPL is planning to supply grade 1175 HT for heavyweight traffic rail tracks conceived by the Indian Railways.”