RAIL – SAIL Collaboration: Moving the Nation

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By Sarkaritel September 5, 2019 13:42


New Delhi, 5th September, 2019: 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. 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. They complement each other. Both the behemoths have created strong synergy and have all along played vital roles in the development and progress of our Country. 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.

To cater to the changing requirements of the Indian Railways, 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.

The finding of the Research & Development Centre for Iron & Steel (RDCIS), Asia’s largest iron and steel related research centre at Ranchi, shows that SAIL-BSP has the capability to produce rails, which can safely support 25 Tonne Axle Load while also allowing passenger trains at 160 kmph. Currently, SAIL is the only producer of the longest single piece rails measuring 130 meters. The report of Transportation Technology Centre Inc. (TTCI), USA – a world-class transportation research and testing organization and a wholly owned subsidiary Association American Railroads (AAR) shows that wheels produced at SAIL-DSP conforms to international standards and provide for excellent serviceability in train operations.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel September 5, 2019 13:42