The first consignment of LHB wheels to Indian Railways was flagged off from Forged Wheel Plant (FWP) of RINL at Raebareli on 16 October.
This is considered a step towards fulfilling the gap created by the stoppage of supply of forged wheels from the traditional suppliers from Ukraine.
At a function held at the Forged Wheel Plant (FWP) of RINL at Raebareli, Steel Secretary Sanjay Singh flagged off the first consignment of LHB wheels to the Indian Railways amid the presence of the officials of Steel Ministry and RINL.
Earlier, Singh inspected the Forged Wheel Plant of RINL and expressed happiness at the collective, cohesive and dedicated commitment of RINL in manufacturing the much-needed LHB wheels.
Singh described the despatch of first consignment of LHB wheels to the Indian Railways as a momentous occasion in the history of RINL.
Describing it as yet another step towards Atmanirbhar Bharat, he expressed confidence that FWP will be a game-changer for RINL.
Exhorting RINL to align its operations towards the industry and obtain necessary certification and work towards exponential growth, he praised the forged wheel plant of RINL for its high levels of automation.
He also advised the railways to leverage the latest technologies for cost cutting.
RINL CMD Atul Bhatt described the first despatch of LHB wheels as a major milestone.
Bhatt emphasised that the plant has the potential to produce high quality wheels not just for Indian Railways but also to become a supplier of choice for the railroads of developed countries.
Additional Secretary Ruchika Chaudhary Govil said that RINL has gone from strength to strength and with the production of LHB wheels. RINL transformed its brand image from being a steel producer to a manufacturer of international standards.
RINL’s production of LHB wheels will not only help in import substitution but will also encourage export promotion.
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