Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation the modernized and expanded plant of state-run steel maker SAIL at Bhilai, on Thursday.
Bhilai is Steel Authority of India Ltd’s (SAIL) largest plant and major producer and supplier of rails for Indian Railways including 260 meter long rails.
“Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to dedicate SAIL’s modernized and expanded Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai Chhattisgarh” to the nation on June 14, a SAIL official said.
This would be the third plant of SAIL which the prime minister will dedicate to the nation.
In 2015, he had dedicated Rourkela and IISCO steel plants.SAIL had undertaken about Rs 70,000 crore modernization and expansion of its integrated steel plants.
The capacity to produce rails at Bhilai steel plant has reached 2 MTPA from 0.8 MTPA after modernization.