VIJAYAWADA: Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd, which owns the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant in Visakhapatnam, AP, said on Saturday that it has commissioned its central dispatch yard (CDY) with the flagging off of the first rail dispatch.
The rake of 43 wagons, carrying about 2,500 tonnes of various products made by RINL-VSP, was flagged off by PK Rath, the company’s chairman and managing director.
An RINL-VSP press release said that the CDY was built at a cost of Rs 320 crore and is situated on 200 acres of land in the steel plant’s premises.
“The state-of-the-art project facilitates improvement in logistics and smooth dispatch of VSP products through road and rail to various customers and marketing stock yards of RINL spread across the country from a single location. With this, VSP achieved yet another milestone in logistics improvement by loading a full rake at ‘single point’ with pre-weighed materials from six different rolling mills like: LMMM, WRM, WRM-2, MMSM, SBM and STM etc. The rail dispatch was executed with the help of the Indian Railways, where the first rake No. 999 was dispatched from CDY/VSP’s Hyderabad stockyard,” the release said.
Rath said that logistics play a vital role in strengthening the marketing network of RINL as the volumes increased due to completion of expansion and modernization of the plant.
The yard is equipped with facilities like unloading area, stacking area, traffic and marketing building, 4 static rail weigh bridges and road weigh bridges and signalling systems, loading and dispatch yard with loading platforms with track length of 3.76 km.