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Inferior quality TMT bars being used for construction purposes: Report

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on October 24, 2018 Published on October 24, 2018

Out of 26 brands which manufacture Thermo-Mechanically Treated (TMT) bars 18 brands were found to have quantity of sulphur and phosphorous higher than what was required making it substandard quality, according to a report by First Construction Council.

The finding came out after the council analysed 66 TMT bars samples which were manufactured by 26 brands.

“The construction core is being subject to a mockery through the use of inferior quality of TMT rebars. Kolkata bridge fall, a foot over bridge collapse and caving-in of a car parking wall in Mumbai indicate that there is a dire need for the better quality raw material to enhance the life of concrete,” said Pratap Padode, Founder-President, First Construction Council.

He added, these incidents show lack of technical intelligence in the procurement department which do not pay heed for quality raw material and emphasise more on cost-cutting methods.

The report suggested that the companies which are manufacturing the sub-standard quality of TMT bars need to correct it immediately and they should also examine the entire process.

“Primary producers which use billets to produce the TMT bars should increase their capacity. This can be a good business opportunity for them,” said Padode.

Published on October 24, 2018
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