SAIL postpones plans to begin commercial production of head hardened rails
21st Jun 2021

Steel Authority of India (SAIL) has postponed its plans to begin commercial production of head hardened (HH) rails at its Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh, as the foreign experts involved in the trials left India in the wake of the second Covid wave. The development will affect the company's plans to begin commercial HH rail production. Earlier, it was looking to start commercial production of main HH tracks in 2020-21 fiscal. The work will resume as soon as the situation is conducive for experts to return.

SAIL is India’s largest steel producing company. The company is among the five Maharatnas of the country’s Central Public Sector Enterprises. The company has five integrated steel plants, three special plants, and one subsidiary in different parts of the country.