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State-run SAIL is the largest sup­plier of steel for the coun­try’s long­est river bridge — Dho­lasadiya — in As­sam. The PSU has sup­plied around 90 per cent, or around 30,000 tonnes of steel, in­clud­ing TMT, struc­turals and plates, for the bridge, which has been built on the Lo­hit con­nect­ing As­sam and Arunachal Pradesh.

“The prod­uct mix of­fered by SAIL was one of the ma­jor cri­te­ria for se­lec­tion of the com­pany for this pres­ti­gious project. The con­struc­tion of this 9.15-km long bridge be­gan in 2011 un­der the pub­lic-pri­vate-part­ner­ship, which is 3.55 km longer than Mum­bai’s Ban­dra-worli Sea Link, mak­ing it the long­est bridge in In­dia,” the com­pany said.

SAIL is also sup­ply­ing steel for sev­eral cru­cial projects in the north­east­ern re­gion. It has iden­ti­fied spe­cific fo­cus ar­eas for in­creas­ing its pres­ence and mar­ket share and has adopted a struc­tured ap­proach.

SAIL is now in a po­si­tion to of­fer bet­ter and more value-added steel for such projects as it is al­most com­plet­ing its bal­ance mod­erni­sa­tion, the com­pany said.

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