The Maharaja Railways of India
|Gwalior Light Railway|
Gwalior narrow gauge
|Locale||Madhya Pradesh, India|
|Termini||Gwalior Railway Station|
|Stations||Gwalior, Motijheel, Sabalgarh, Sheopur Kalan|
(built by Maharaja Madhav Roa II)
|Owner||Northern Central railway|
|Operator(s)||Northern Central Railway, Gwalior|
|Line length||199 km (124 mi)|
|Track gauge||narrow gauge[[Category:Pages with incorrect use of RailGauge template|narrow gauge The Maharaja Railways of India]]|
Gwalior Light Railway (GLR)
|Gwalior Light Railway|
The GLR is 199.8 kilometres (124.1 mi) long and runs from Gwalior to Sheopur Kalan in Madhya Pradesh state. This railway uses the narrowest gauge ever used of 0.610 meters. This line was started by Maharaja Madhav Roa II and completed in 1909. The line branches to Bhind, Shivpuri, Morar, Kampu Koti and Sheopur Kalan and is today managed by the Central Railways department of Indian Railways.
Construction began in 1895 for the Bhind section and in 1899 for the Shivpuri section. The Gwalior to Sheopur Kalan section was begun in 1904. The line was extended to Birpur in 1908 and completed in 1909.
Construction Phases 
- 1st: Gwalior to Jora. (Completed in January 1904)
- 2nd: Jora to Sabalgarh. (Completed in December 1904)
- 3rd: Sabalgarh to Birpur. (Route opened in November 1908)
- 4th: Birpur to Sheopur. (Route ready to use by June 1909)
Stations and Operation
This line has 28 stations from Gwalior to Sheopur Kalan. Today three pairs of passenger trains run daily. The trains run at a maximum speed of 35 Kmph. The rail started with steam locomotives, but today diesel locomotives are used. One of the locomotives is designed as a steam locomotive. Two out of three trains terminate at Sabalgarh station, from Gwalior Junction (MG), while one runs from Gwalior Junction (MG) up to Sheopur Kalan station.
Seven broad gauge trains run between Gwalior and Shivpuri: two passenger and five express. The Indore - Bhind express and Kota - Bhind passenger train originate at Bhind. The Shivpuri - Gwalior - Bhind railway which is now a broad gauge was formally a part of Gwalior Light Railway.
Indian Maharaja began thinking of construction of railways in 19th century itself, however the British government did not allow them to do so. However Maharaja of Jodhpur become the first to boldly construct a railway in 1881 which was later accepted by the British Government. After this many Maharaja constructed railways, out of these a few are still remaining in the Gwalior Light Railway (GLR).
Gwalior is a railway station on broad gauge line. This is connected by rail on the Mumbai - Delhi main line via Bhopal which links Gwalior to Mumbai, Nashik, Manmad, Khandwa, Bhopal, Bina, Lalitpur, Jhansi, Agra, Mathura and Delhi . Jhelum Express running between Pune to Jammu Tavi offers link to Pune - Daund - Manmad line and Delhi - Ludhiana - Jammu section. Gwalior is also connected to Amritsar, Bhind, Dehradun, Goa, Jalandhar, Kolhapur, Meerut and Mysore by rail. Gwalior is also connected to Guna, Indore, Kota, Rajasthan and Ujjain via Shivpuri. Trains traveling from Delhi and North India to Hyderabad and South India via Nagpur also travel via Gwalior. Another railway station in Gwalior is birlanagar station.
Gwalior is well connected by road to Madhya Pradesh and neighboring states. NH 3 between Mumbai to Agra connects Gwalior to Agra, Biaora, Dewas, Dhaulpur, Dhule, Guna, Indore, Maski, Mumbai, Nashik, Shivpuri and Thane. The North-South Corridor of the National Highways Development Project passes through Gwalior. This corridor connects Gwalior to Sagar, Lakhnadon, Seoni in Madhya Pradesh, Mathura, Agra, Jhansi and Lalitpur in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi and New Delhi in NCT Delhi.