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SAIL supplies 9k tonnes of steel for Atal Tunnel

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The Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) supplied the majority portion of steel in the construction of the Atal Rohtang Tunnel, which will be soon be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The tunnel is set to become the world’s longest road tunnel at an altitude of above 3,000 metres. An all-weather tunnel, it will connect Manali to Lahaul and Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh.tunnel

According to a press release, SAIL supplied more than 9,000 tonnes of its quality steel, out of the 15,000 tonnes of steel used in the entire project. The steel supplied consisted of around 6,500 tonnes of TMT, 1,500 tonnes of structurals and 1,000 tonnes of  plates for fabricating beams and small quantity of SAIL GP/GC sheets for constructing stations and control rooms.

Complementing SAIL, Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan said, “This tunnel will be of great significance to the locals as well as for strategic movements. It will boost connectivity of the Spiti Valley. This is an achievement considering the very challenging conditions of the construction site and weather. SAIL has supplied a large quantity of steel for this project. It has always come forward and supplied steel for national requirement and in future also will continue to do so”.

Anil Kumar Chaudhary Sail Chairman

SAIL Chairman Anil Kumar Chaudhary said, “SAIL has always committed itself and will continue to be in the service of the nation. It is a proud moment for the company to have partnered in such an important project for strengthening India.”

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