Bhilai Steel Plant has placed an order with SMS Meer, Germany, for the supply of a new universal rail mill.

The mill will enable Bhilai Steel Plant to produce rails for high-speed trains. Furthermore, rails for goods transport with high weights and rail head-hardened products for special applications can also be produced.

The rolling mill has a capacity of 1.2Mt/y and rails with a maximum length of up to 130m will be produced. Rolling of the first rails is scheduled for spring 2013.