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SAIL's Bhilai unit bags 12 LT rail order from railways

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

State-run SAIL's Bhilai plant has received an order for 12 lakh tonne (LT) rails from the Indian for the current fiscal, Steel Secretary Aruna Sharma said today.

She was replying to a question asked by an industry member at KATM conference on raw materials for steel and power here.

"is on an expansion mode creating new railway lines. Is is not that the is not procuring new rails. Railways has already placed a confirmed rail order of 12 lakh tonnes with Bhilai in this financial year," Sharma said.

Bhilai Steel Plant is the flagship unit of Limited (SAIL). It produces high strength rails, heavy structurals, wide and heavy steel plates of different grades, merchant products, wire rods etc.

The unit became the first integrated steel plant in the country to surpass the 5 MT mark in crude production in the year 2005-06.

The plant has unique distinction of producing cleanest rail in the world.

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First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 19:14 IST