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Jindal Stainless to bid for Pamban railway project

Steel News - Published on Fri, 08 Feb 2019

Image Source: The Economic Times
Economic Times reported that Jindal Stainless, a leading private stainless steel player, has decided to bid for the tender floated by Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd for supply of stainless steel for Indian Railways' Pamban railway bridge project. Indian Railways has decided to deploy stainless steel for its Pamban railway bridge project.

To kick start this project, Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd a Railways arm has floated a tender for supply of 120 MT of stainless steel. RVNL, Chennai has included SS 2205 duplex stainless steel grade as an integral component for the fabrication of 4 spans/girders of the new Pamban bridge.

Commenting on the development Managing Director, Jindal Stainless , Mr Abhyuday Jindal said that “We welcome this progressive step by the Indian Railways and we’re keenly looking forward to partner with them for this start." JSL is a consistent supplier to Indian Railways in the wagon and coach segments with a market share of 70% and 60% respectively.

The existing Pamban railway bridge, commissioned in 1914, connects the town of Rameswaram on Pamban Island to the Mandapam railway station on mainland Indian peninsula. The bridge is located in the second most corrosive region in the world, and hence in order to address the corrosion related problems and the associated high repair and maintenance costs, Indian Railways has decided to adopt duplex stainless steel for fabrication of 4 girders of the new Pamban Bridge.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 08 Feb 2019
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