Jindal Stainless supplied ~600 metric tonnes of stainless steel for the priority section of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut of 17 km section of air conditioned RAPIDX 11 train sets inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi today.
Jindal Stainless supplied stainless steel to Alstom for developing technologically advanced and state-of-the-art trainsets for this project. Nearly 600 metric tonnes of world-class 301LN stainless steel grade in finish 2J & 2B to Alstom were supplied for the 11 train sets of 66 coaches for this section. Several components including sidewall skins, brackets, end walls, sole bars, cantrails, roofs and under-frames are being developed using stainless steel.
As India’s first semi high-speed regional trainsets, the RRTS trainsets will function at a speed of 160km/hour and will reduce commute time between Delhi and Meerut by ~40%. Stainless Steel provides best-in-class Safety to the passengers, and enables development of light-weight, energy efficient trainsets. In addition to this, stainless steel has a high strength-to-weight ratio. As a ‘green metal’, stainless steel provides a low life cycle cost and is an optimum raw material for developing long-lasting sustainable solutions for modern railway infrastructure in the country. Jindal Stainless is currently supplying high-strength stainless steel grades like 301LN and 304L in LT, MT, HT & DLT configurations for metro and railway coaches.
The company’s products have been approved by major metro coach manufacturers like Alstom and BEML. In the past, the company has supplied stainless steel for metro projects in Sydney and Queensland, apart from Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai metros.
It is noteworthy that Jindal Stainless is among the top few companies in the world that can supply 2J and No. 4 special finishes required for metro and railway coaches.
Commenting on the performance of the company, Managing Director, Jindal Stainless, Mr Abhyuday Jindal, said, “Commenting on the launch, Managing Director, Jindal Stainless, Mr Abhyuday Jindal, said, "Another feather in our cap in the 25 year-old association with the government in railways. Proud to have supplied stainless steel in India's first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS)."