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SAIL’s Durgapur Steel Plant delivers Metro Rail Wheels to Kolkata Metro

Staff reporter, New Delhi
05/07/2018   0 Comments

Durgapur Steel Plant, a unit of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) despatched the first consignment of wheels for Kolkata Metro on June 29,2018. The plant is the only producer of forged rail wheels in the country and is a long time supplier of wheels to the Indian Railways. The design of Kolkata Metro wheel is critical due to its complex web profile, which is different from the existing products that are supplied by DSP. The dimensions of these wheels are also different from the existing wheels.

This called for new designing of forging dies, rolls and subsequent manufacturing, heat treatment and machining. It was followed by inspection in presence of RDSO for final dispatch. In the first consignment, 46 wheels have been despatched while in the first lot, a total of 73 wheels have been readied.

The development of the wheels was completely successfully done using in-house resources, DSP said in an official statement. The design of Kolkata Metro wheel is critical due to its complex web profile, which is different from the existing products that are supplied by DSP. The dimensions of these wheels are also different from the existing wheels. This called for new designing of forging dies, rolls and subsequent manufacturing, heat treatment and machining. It was followed by inspection in presence of RDSO for final dispatch.

In the true spirit of ‘Make in India’, DSP envisages to continue developing new products to suit the country’s needs. The consignment was flagged off by A K Rath, CEO, DSP. “DSP is the only forged wheel producer in the country. We proudly say that the nation moves on DSP wheels. Now Kolkata Metro Railway will also run on DSP wheels,” Rath said on the occasion.

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