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Home > News > Sail Sets Up Rs 1 600 Cr Rail Mill In Chhattisgarh

SAIL sets up Rs 1,600 cr rail mill in Chhattisgarh

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Feb. 09, 2012, 10:44 AM

SailState-owned Steel Authority of India (SAIL) on Wednesday announced that it is setting up a rail mill costing Rs 1,600 crore at its Bhilai facility in Chhattisgarh, reports Business Standard.  

The 1.2 million tonne capacity rail mill is expected to be operational by next year and would produce heavy rails for the first time in India.

"SAIL is investing Rs 1,600 crore in a new Universal Rail Mill to produce single 130 metre rails. The mill has been designed to produce heavier rail sections up to 75 kg/m and head-hardened rails for the first time in India," company informed the reporters.   

The company has contributed about 7% of the total freight business of the Indian Railways in India in both volume and monetary terms.    

Till date SAIL has supplied over 16 million tonnes of rails to the Railways with a total rail length of around 4 lakh km, enough to encircle the earth 9.5 times.

Besides, the bond has been further strengthened with collaborative efforts with Railways including a pact with RITES to set up a wagon manufacturing unit at Kulti in West Bengal to annually manufacture 1,200 wagons and undertake rehabilitation of 300 wagons.

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