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ISSDA renews call for using stainless steel in railway bridges

Steel News - Published on Mon, 18 Mar 2019

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Business Line reported that following the collapse of a foot over bridge near Mumbai CST, the Indian Stainless Steel Development Association, has emphasized the importance of using the best material available for such common infrastructure. Mr KK Pahuja, President ISSDA, said “There is an urgent need for choosing the best material for a safe and maintenance-free infrastructure. We appeal to the local civic authorities and the departments concerned to adopt stainless steel in all infrastructure projects, as it would enhance lifecycle and durability.”

He said that ISSDA is ready to provide all support in the form of technical know how and hand holding to the government and civic authorities in this matter.

As per industry data, around 135,000 rail bridges exist in India, of which about 25% are over 100 years old and need immediate replacement. Though more than 1,000 bridges are rehabilitated every year, there is a huge backlog in rebuilding these bridges.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 18 Mar 2019
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