PSU CONNECT reported that Steel Authority of India Limited’s Bhilai Steel Plant is supplying the rebars for use in the Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project, known as Bullet Train. SAIL-BSP has rolled out 4000 tonnes of Earthquake Resistant rebars in 16 mm diameter in 9 meter length at the Bar & Rod Mill to meet the specific length requirement of Bullet Train Project, out of which 3000 tonnes has been supplied. It is noteworthy that this is the third time that BRM has supplied Earthquake Resistant rebars of this grade in the required 9 meter length for the project. So far, more than 70,000 tonnes of earthquake resistant rebars in 500D grade and various dimensions have been supplied by SAIL-BSP for MAHSR project. EQR 500D Grade rebars supplied for MAHSR Project are rolled by the Bar & Rod Mill. SAIL-BSP's rebars are being used in the construction of piers and girders which will support the load bearing capacity of the steel bridges as well as various other structures of the MAHSR project. The MAHSR project will be mostly operated externally (elevated). The works for the MAHSR project include viaducts and bridges, maintenance depots, tunnels, geological structures and stations. Steel and concrete are the most important materials used for any construction project of such dimensions. The high speed trains on MAHSR will run at a speed of 320 kilometer per hour covering a distance of 508 kilometers and 12 stations. At least 475 kilometers length of the project will be viaduct (river/road/rail) while about 26 kilometers will be in eight tunnels. Other geological formations will be about 7 kilometers long. The project will have 12 stations and three depots. The total length of the project is 156 kilometers in Maharashtra and 348 kilometers in Gujarat.