India’s coastal railway infrastructure has, for long, been marred by corrosion. To overcome this issue, Jindal Stainless has supplied RDSO approved stainless steel for railway line Foot-Over-Bridge at Naupada in Andhra Pradesh. With this, the company launched Jindal Durasafe, its most cost-effective and superior quality stainless steel for structural applications. Jindal Stainless has fulfilled the entire requirement of stainless steel for the Naupada project, supplying 140 tonnes. The company implemented the overall manufacturing and installation of this FOB project in nearly 5 months in coordination with the Indian Railways and trusted fabricators.In 2019, Indian Railways invited proposals for renewing FOBs in coastal areas, which were marred by a corrosion-prone environment, rising pollution levels, and negligible maintenance, across all railway divisions. Jindal Stainless developed the most cost-effective and high-quality stainless steel for structural applications – Jindal Durasafe especially for coastal areas. The grade has 10-12% chromium and has been designed for zero maintenance, 100 years’ service life, and lower life cycle cost and carbon footprint. It comes in offerings like plates, girders, and channels. The company collaborated with RDSO (Research Designs & Standards Organization) and IIT Roorkee for testing, approval and endorsement of the grade, which eventually led to its formalisation for coastal railway infrastructural applications.In the past, Jindal Stainless has supplied high-quality bespoke stainless steel products to the Indian Railways for developing LHB coaches, wagons, metro coaches and other railway infrastructure applications.