Jindal Stainless supplies the SS 301LN in various tempers and SS 301LN in No.4 and 2J finish for side walls for the application of stainless steel in the metro.
The use of stainless steel in public transport systems has been widely accepted worldwide. Its unique features make it the most appropriate metal as it provides safety, aesthetics, lightweight, fuel efficiency, and sustainability altogether. Today, the metro is one of the fastest and most convenient modes of public transport. Lakhs and lakhs of people commute via the metro on a regular basis. As metro services are availed by scores of commuters every day, it is, therefore, more prone to frequent wear and tear. This is where stainless steel comes into the picture as it is extremely strong and can efficiently withstand damage from heat, chemicals, and corrosion caused by persistent usage. Stainless steel inherits an impressive ratio of strength to weight and it is much more durable and cheaper compared to other materials, making it an ideal choice for metro. It is also used to fabricate metro railings which makes them look more aesthetically pleasing and there is minimal chance of stainless steel fading, rusting, or staining over time. This helps them in retaining their shine for longer. Another benefit of using stainless steel is that it is hygienic as it is easy to clean. This again makes it a preferred material as it leaves limited scope for germs to coexist.
Metro is fast becoming the most popular means of mass rapid transit in India with an operational network of over 660 km across 12 cities. The first metro in the country started its operations back in 1984 in Kolkata. Since then, it has rapidly expanded into different states. It has been integral in ushering in a new era in the sphere of mass urban transportation in India. As the modern metro system introduced comfortable, air-conditioned, and eco-friendly services for the first time in India, it completely revolutionized the mass transportation scenario.
Jindal Stainless has been instrumental in the Indian metro journey. Currently, the Company enjoys a market share of approximately 85% in the Indian railways market and is the preferred supplier to globally acclaimed metro car manufacturers such as Alstom, Bombardier, BEML, CAF, etc. This is a perfect example of ‘Local to Global’ as Jindal Stainless offers world-class quality stainless steel to its international customers. The Company has the capability to manufacture various finishes in stainless steel, and all variants of stainless steel grades are used in metro projects around the world. It is the sole supplier of stainless steel for various metro projects in and outside India, such as the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System, Agra-Kanpur Metro Project, Mumbai & Chennai Metro, Queensland & Sydney in Australia, and Montreal in Canada. Jindal Stainless is India’s largest manufacturer of stainless steel in 200, 300, 400, and duplex grade stainless steel products. Owing to its extensive contribution to the metro segment, Jindal Stainless has significantly helped in the country’s economic growth.