Status of railways ‘regular supplier’ JSPL got selected as first private company

Raipur, (the states. news) Naveen Jindal-owned Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) has become India’s first private company to get “Regular Supplier” status from Indian Railways to supply 60kg 880 grade (90UTS) Rails. The development would facilitate Indian Railways, its subsidiary, and track laying contractors to source 60kg 880 grade (90UTS) Rails manufactured by JSPL and utilize it for the ongoing and upcoming projects.

“We are happy that Indian Railways has awarded regular supplier status to JSPL made 60kg 880 grade (90UTS) Rails, it will be a big push towards an AtmaNirbhar Bharat,” JSPL Managing Director V R Sharma said. It is a good achievement for the company’s Rail business, he said adding that they 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 (RDS0), which works under the ambit of the Ministry of Railways, had approved field performance of UIC 60 kg, 880 Grade prime (Class- A) rails made 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 use in Indian Railways. It is now established that JSPL is capable of meeting Indian Railways quality requirements.

JSPL is also supplying 1080 grade Head Hardened rails to Rail Vikas Nigam Limited for the construction of Kolkata Metro rail tracks. It had also exported more than 2 Lakh tonnes of rails. Earlier RDS0 approved the 1080 grade HH rails of JSPL manufactured at its Raigarh plant in Chhattisgarh. 1080 Head Hardened grade was approved by the internationally accredited agency TUV-Nord-Luxembourg (Gr 1080HH). 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.