Jindal Steel NSE 2.62 % and Power Limited (JSPL) is the first and only Indian manufacturer to develop 60E1 1175 Heat Treated(HT) Rails suitable for High speed and High Axle Load applications. These Rails are primarily used by the Metro Rail Corporations, High-Speed Corridors and Bullet Trains.
According to an official release, Indian Railways have projected a requirement of 1.8 Lac MT per annum of this high-grade 60E1 1175 Heat Treated (HT) Rails. Indian Railways has embarked upon upgrading the Indian Railway Track system to carry 25MT axle load and up to 200 km/hour speed.
“Before this development, all specialty rails were imported in the country, JSPL is committed for manufacturing of specialty rails to fulfill requirements of Indian Railways and metro rail corporations hence making India Atmanir bhar in procuring rails locally for different applications. These rails will be used in the dedicated freight corridor, high axel load application including bullet trains,” said V R Sharma, Managing Director of Jindal Steel and Power Limited in a statement.