State-run SAIL on Tuesday said 60,000 tonnes of steel had been supplied for the 111-km-long Jiribam-Imphal broad gauge railway project in the Northeastern state of Manipur.
“SAIL has supplied around 60,000 tonnes of steel material for the 111-km-long Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new broad gauge railway project,” Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) said in a statement.
The project will be the world’s tallest girder rail bridge, SAIL claims.
“The project is being constructed by Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) and once completed, it will be the tallest girder rail bridge in the world” it stated.
“The first section involves the construction of 84 km railway line connecting Jiribam to Tupul which is on the verge of completion. The second section of 27 kms connecting Tupul to Imphal is expected to be completed by 2019,” it added.
SAIL said that the PSU has supplied mainly TMT rebars and structurals, hot-rolled (HR) plates and sheets, plate mill plates etc for the project from Durgapur, IISCO, Rourkela and Bokaro plants.
(With inputs from agencies)