Tata steel and South East Railway partnered to construct sustainable rail infrastructure

Tata steel and South East Railway partnered to construct sustainable rail infrastructure

Tata Steel and South Eastern Railway collaborated to construct sustainable rail infrastructure using its slag-based aggregates. The project implementation has been deliberately discussed by both officials of the SER and Tata Steel.

Tata Steel has set up an accelerated weathering facility for processing LD slag through steam aging in the rescue to transform steel slag into sustainable aggregates. The use of slag-based manufactured aggregates helps in the preservation of biodiversity by reducing the need for mining of natural aggregates and eliminates the requirement of transportation of aggregates across large distances.

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Utilization of sustainable alternatives is needed to help in the conservation of the ecology while strengthening the rail infrastructure by the Ministry of Railways.

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Tata Aggreto, a greener alternative to natural aggregates used in road building, and Tata Nirman, a raw material used in the production of fly ash bricks and cement will be utilized to build blanketing layers in railway lines. It is the first-ever branded product created to upcycle steel slag into sustainable aggregates.

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