Indian Railways hikes price of rails it offers to SAIL

In a boost to (SAIL), the Indian Railways has hiked the price at which it buys rails to Rs 67,500 per tonne. This price will be applicable for supplies to be made from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2023. The earlier price was Rs 63,624 per tonne.

Under the continuing agreement with the railways, these prices are for rail supplies from SAIL that have an Ultimate tensile Strength (UTS) of 90 kg/mm2 and a weight of 60 kg or 52 kg per metre. The 52 kg rails are recommended for use on all Broad Gauge main line routes with future speeds up to 130 kilometres per hour (kmph). The 60 kg rails designed are for speed up to 160 kmph.

In an earlier order, the Railway Board had raised the ex-plant listed price of a steel Channel (200×75 mm) rose from Rs 53,000 per metric tonne (MT) in September 2021 to Rs 69,000 per MT in April 2022.

The cost of a Broad Gauge Coaching Axle that is manufactured at SAIL’s Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) was also revised from Rs 62,887 a piece for financial year 2021-22 to Rs 72,338 a piece in 2022-23.


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