Indian Railways receives 8.74 lakh tonnes of rail from SAIL

Union minister says to meet the rising demand of the railways, SAIL has built Universal Rail Mill at Bhilai Steel Plant

GN Bureau | February 7, 2019


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State-run SAIL supplied 8.74 lakh tonnes of rail to Indian Railways against the demand of 11.45 lakh tonnes by the national transporter in 2017-18 fiscal.

 
The information was given by minister of state for steel Vishnu Deo Sai in Lok Sabha. He said against the demand of 10.05 lakh tonnes of rail, SAIL was able to provide only 6.20 lakh tonnes to the railways in 2016-17.
 
The Parliament was informed that the railways had placed a demand of 14 lakh tonnes of rail for renewal and maintenance of tracks with the steel authority and the SAIL had committed the former to supply at least 10 lakh tonnes in 2018-19 fiscal.
 
The minister said to meet the rising demand of Indian Railways, SAIL has built Universal Rail Mill at Bhilai Steel Plant which started production in 2016. The plant’s crude steel capacity has been enhanced from 3 (million tonnes per annum) MTPA to 7 MTPA to cater to the demands of several consumers.
 
It was only in 2014-15 when SAIL supplied more rail than what was demanded by the Indian Railways. The railways had received 5.84 lakh tonnes of rail from SAIL against the demand of 5.81 lakh tonnes.

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