L&T inaugurates automatic steel cutting unit for Hyderabad Metro Rail

V. Rishi Kumar Hyderabad | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on November 09, 2012

L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited on Friday inaugurated a fully computerised automatic steel cutting and bending plant at Uppal metro rail casting yard.

The facility was inaugurated by the State Municipal and Urban Development Minister, Maheedhar Reddy, in the presence of Managing Director of Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited, N.V S. Reddy and officials of L&T.

L&T is the concessionaire for the Rs 14,132-crore project, which has a viability gap component of Rs 1,458-crore. In addition, the State Government is spending Rs 1,980 crore for various related aspects of the project to be completed within five years.

Located on a 3.6 acre site, which includes a nearly half acre of covered area, has capability to handle 3,500 tonnes of steel rods per month or about 120 tonnes per day.

It has sophisticated Computerised Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines which can cut and bend different sizes of steel rods with speed and accuracy.

These machines can be programmed for cutting and bending of the reinforcement rods. The city has only two such plants. The other one is located at Patancheru. Both these plants will help in execution of the mega metro rail project.

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Published on November 09, 2012
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