Steel Authority of India Limited’s Bhilai Steel Plant has dispatched 429 pairs of end forged Thick Web Asymmetric rails weighing about 815 tonnes loaded onto a rake with 14 wagons on 20 September 2021 to Indian Railways. Based on a commitment by SAIL to the Railway Board, a new End Forging Plant was later installed in BSP’s Rail & Structural Mill at a cost of INR 48 crore in 2009, by a consortium comprising Hydraulico of Denmark and BK Engineering Bhilai. The first lot of end-forged Thick Web Asymmetric rails was dispatched by road to Rail Vikas Nigam Limited at the Tamluk division in West Bengal in July 2013. Between 2013-14 and 2017-18, about 1099 tonnes of end forged TWA rails were dispatched. After a gap of almost 4 years, rolling of Thick Web Asymmetric rails was again taken up in May 2020.Used for manufacturing of switch points along the tracks of Indian Railways, this product enables trains to change tracks at high speed. Deployment of these advanced switch point rails’ in its network has helped Railways’ to modernize its track for coping with the demand.Thick Web Asymmetric rails have so far been imported as none of the domestic steel companies produce it commercially. Globally too, only a few of steel makers produce it.