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Jindal Stainless to Bid for Pamban Railway Project

Feb 9,2019

It is recently reported that Jindal Stainless, a leading private stainless steel player, has decided to bid for the tender floated for the supply of stainless steel for Indian Railways' Pamban railway bridge project by Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL). Indian Railways has decided to make use of stainless steel for its Pamban railway bridge project.


Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) a Railways arm has floated a tender for supply of 120 MT of stainless steel to kick start this project.


RVNL, Chennai has included SS 2205 Duplex Steel Grade as an integral component for the fabrication of 4 spans/girders of the new Pamban Bridge as 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.


The existing Pamban railway bridge, commissioned in the year 1914, connects the town of Rameswaram on Pamban Island to the Mandapam railway station on mainland Indian peninsula.


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