SAIL to Begin Production of HH Rails by October End 

SAIL plans to begin trial production of Head Hardened (HH) rails used in metro rail & freight corridors by the end of October.

Head Hardened Rail
Head Hardened Rail/ Representational Image

NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The Steel Authority of India plans to begin the trial production of Head Hardened rails by the October end.  These rails are generally used in metro rails & dedicated freight corridors. 

It was looking to begin the same in August itself, but an order of normal rails like 880 from the Indian Railways had kept them busy. HH rails are built in order to fathom 50% higher pressure as compared to normal rails. 

SAIL has already got all the arrangements done at its newly built Universal Rail Mill at Bhilai Steel Plant at Chattisgarh, for which the cold trials have already been completed. With this, the PSU will become 2nd company in India to do so after Jindal Steel Power Limited (JSPL). 

In the midst of pedalling production for the HH rails, it becomes imperative for SAIL to make sure of an uninterrupted supply of coking coal for which SAIL aims to double the production of its Mozambique JV, taking it from 2MTPA to 4 MTPA. 

Mozambique-based ICVL is a Special Purpose Vehicle of SAIL, RINL, NMDC, CIL & NTPC for acquiring coal mines and assets overseas. SAIL is India’s largest steel manufacturing company with a capacity of over 21 MTPA. 

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