New Delhi: Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO) has approved the newly developed 60E1 1175 Heat Treated (HT) Rails of Jindal steel and power limited.
JSPL is the first and only Indian manufacturer to successfully develop 60E1 1175 Heat Treated (HT) Rails suitable for High speed and High Axle Load applications. Indian Railways have projected a requirement of 1.8 Lac MT per annum of this high-grade 60E1 1175 Heat Treated (HT) Rails. Indian Railways has embarked upon upgrading the Indian Railway Track system to carry 25MT axle load and up to 200 km/Hour speed.
60E1 1175 Heat Treated (HT) Rails is superior to 1080 HH and will be used by Indian Railways for heavier loads and high-speed application. Based on inspection and testing conducted by RDSO team, Railway Board/RDSO had earlier accorded approval for JSPL manufactured 60E1 1080 HH Rails. These rails are primarily used by the Metro Rail Corporations, High-Speed Corridors and Bullet Trains. These Rails are equivalent to European R350HT grade with regards to Rail profile and chemistry but follow more stringent Quality tests.
JSPL’s Gr. 880 Rails has also been approved by Railway Board/RDSO as a “Regular Supplier” to Indian Railways.