Indian Railways has awarded Jindal Steel and Power Ltd the regular rail supplier status for manufacturing and supplying rails for its upcoming and ongoing projects.
Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO), which works under the ambit of the Railway Board, has approved field performance of the UIC 60 kg, 880 Grade prime (Class-A) rails made by JSPL at its Raigarh Plant.
The company had been supplying the required rails to RDSO for the past 1 year for evaluation and testing.
“The field performance of rails supplied by M/S JSPL has been evaluated after completion of one year trial period as per approved protocol,” said the letter from Ministry of Railways to JSPL.
The company said that with this order, JSPL becomes India’s first private company to get approval from Indian Railways for regular rail supplier status.