Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) has completed the delivery of its first order for Indian Railways that involved the supply of 97,400t of long rails.

The company secured 20% of the global Rs25bn ($358.43m) tender to supply rails to the national transporter in July last year.

The contract required JSPL to supply rails to the Indian Railways over a period of one year. The company started deliveries in August and completed the consignment this month, nearly four months ahead of schedule.

The long rails were supplied from JSPL’s Raigarh plant in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

“We continue to stay committed to developing India’s infrastructure needs and contribute in nation building.”

Recently, Indian Railways exercised an option in the original contract that will require JSPL to supply an additional 30,000t of rails. The order increases the total size by more than 30%.

JSPL joint MD Naushad Akhter Ansari said: “These achievements are testament to the capability of our team, as well as our valued partnership with the Indian Railways.

“We are extremely proud to be partnering with Indian Railways in boosting the rail infrastructure development in the country. We continue to stay committed to developing India’s infrastructure needs and contribute in nation building.”

JSPL is a private sector rail manufacturer in India. The company operates a one million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) capacity rail mill at its 3.6Mtpa integrated Steel Plant in Raigarh.

So far it supplied rails to Iran and Bangladesh.

According to JSPL, the company can manufacture single piece rails up to 121m long and it can be extended up to 260m (with two welds).