Indian Stainless Steel Development Association has advocated adoption of global infrastructural standards by using stainless steel for buildings and infrastructure construction. In a seminar organized on “Stainless Steel for Sustainable Buildings & Infrastructure”, ISSDA ED Rohit Kumar said “Kolkata, widely regarded as the City of Joy and the Cultural Capital of India, is home to a large number of heritage buildings and grand colonial architecture. However, incidents like collapse of old bridges and flyovers disrupt life in the city, along with imposing heavy financial losses. Most materials used in the construction of such bridges and flyovers are prone to corrosion and require frequent maintenance, and Kolkata’s proximity to the sea only adds to this problem. Stainless steel comes in as the saviour for building maintenance-free bridges and flyovers.”
Present on the occasion were, Joint Secretary Urban Development & Municipal Affairs Govt of West Bengal Sourav Chaki, Housing Commissioner & Chief Engineer PWD Govt of West Bengal Shyamal Kumar Biswas and Director General Institute of Steel Development & Growth Sushim Banerjee.
With a CAGR of 8-9% over the last decade, India is the second largest and the fastest growing market for stainless steel. The per capita consumption of stainless steel in India is about 2 kg, compared to the world average of around 6 kg. At present, India’s total stainless steel melt production stands at around 3.6 million tonnes for both long and flat products.
Source : ET
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