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SAIL is gearing up for supply of wheels for LHB coaches: Chairman SAIL


New Delhi / Durgapur, 20th October, 2018: Chairman Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) Shri Anil Kumar Chaudhary today visited SAIL Durgapur Steel Plant continuing his series of large group interactions and emphasized on fulfilling the Railways requirement of wheels for LHB coaches. He said that, “SAIL is geared up to supply wheels for LHB coaches to Indian railways which are currently being imported by them. Currently, SAIL is the only domestic producer of forged wheels which are used for high speed trains and locomotives.” He also urged the DSP collective to ensure the timely delivery of wheels & axles to Indian Railways as per their requirement. SAIL DSP, in its endeavor to effectively participate in ‘Make in India’, has also recently started supplying metro railway wheels for Kolkata Metro Railways. Earlier Kolkata Metro used to import its entire requirements of such wheels.

Stressing on the utmost priority to maintain and adopt safety as a habit at work place, Shri Chaudhary emphasized that SAIL has to gain the volumes in production and maintain quality while remaining cost competitive to succeed in today’s market. He said that SAIL has the potential, modern technological means and leadership abilities in every sphere of production and SAIL must triumph. Expressing his confidence on capabilities of Team SAIL he said SAIL can outperform challenges with its talented manpower and for that we have to bring a change in our attitude and each employee must take ownership of his domain.

Shri Chaudhary is meeting cross section of employees at every Plant and Unit in a structured and one-to-one manner and is conveying the priorities of top management for achieving the targets. Accompanied by Functional Directors for faster decision making, Shri Chaudhary also pointed towards reorienting SAIL’s marketing strategies and the need to change with time in carrying out every process. He also mentioned that SAIL has the rich legacy and experience of making steel for the Nation for last six decades and now it has to look beyond the challenges to carve a greater niche for itself.