Bhopal–Nagpur section

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The Bhopal–Nagpur section is a railway line connecting Bhopal and Nagpur. This 390 km (242 mi) track is part of the Delhi–Chennai line. The section is under the jurisdiction of West Central Railway and Central Railway.

Bhopal–Nagpur section
Bhopal Rail Station.JPG
Bhopal Junction an Important railway station at Bhopal–Nagpur section
Overview
StatusOperational
OwnerIndian Railways
TerminiBhopal
Nagpur
Service
Operator(s)West Central Railway, Central Railway
Depot(s)Itarsi
Rolling stockWDM-2, WDM-3A, WDM-3D, WDS-6 and WDP-4 diesel locos. WAM-4, WAP-4, WAP-7 and WAG-5 electric locos.
History
Opened1924
Technical
Track length390 km (242 mi)
Number of tracks2/3
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge
Electrification1988–91
Operating speedup to 160 km/h
Route map

km
to Agra–Bhopal section
0
Bhopal
BHEL Bhopal Plant
6
Bhopal Habibganj
12
Misrod
22
Mandi Dip
28
Itayakalan
36
Obaidulla Ganj
47
Barkhera
Budnighat railway tunnel
66
Budni
Security Paper Mill
73
Hoshangabad
Narmada River
83
Power Kheda
93 / 0
Itarsi on Jabalpur–Bhusaval section
4
Jujharpur
10
Kiratgarh
NH 69
NH 69
16
Kesla
22
Taku
28
Saheli
33
Kala Akhar
NH 69
39
Pola Pathar
47
Dodhra Mohar
53
Magardoh
59
Barbatpur
70
Ghora Dongri
Baretha–Sarni Road
85
Dharakhoh
Dharakhoh–Marajhimri railway tunnels
98
Marajhimri
NH 69
NH 69
106
Betul
114
Malkapur Road
119
Barsali
129
Amla
to Chhindwara–Amla link
144
Jaulkhera
152
Multai
158
Hatnapur
NH 69
167
Chikonda
180
Ghundankhapa
184
Teegaon
State Highway 10
193
Pandhurna
Madhya PradeshMaharashtra border
211
Narkhed
to Badnera–Narkhed branch line
218
Tinkheda
226
Kalambha
236
Katol
243
Metpanira
252
Sonkhambh
260
Kohli
State Highway 265
JSW Ispat Steel Kalmeswar Plant
273
Kalmeshwar
283
Bharatwada
290
Godhani
State Highway 290
NH 7
to Bilaspur–Nagpur section
297
Nagpur
to Nagpur–Bhusawal section
Sources:[1][2]

HistoryEdit

The Bhopal–Itarsi line was opened by the Begum of Bhopal in 1884.[3] Itarsi was linked with Nagpur between 1923 and 1924.[4] The Bhopal–itarsi-Nagpur line became part of the Delhi–Chennai line in 1929.[5]

ElectrificationEdit

The Bhopal–Itarsi sector was electrified in 1988–89 and the Nagpur–Itarsi sector in 1990–91.[6]

Speed limitsEdit

The Delhi–Chennai Central line (Grand Trunk route) is classified as a "Group A" line which can take speeds up to 160 km/h.[7]

Passenger movementEdit

Bhopal, Bhopal Habibganj Itarsi and Nagpur are amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[8]

Loco sheds and workshopsEdit

Itarsi diesel shed holds 145+ locos. It has WDM-2, WDM-3A, WDM-3D, WDS-6 and WDP-4 diesel locos. This shed serves routes all across central India. Itarsi electric loco shed came up in the 1980s. It holds WAM-4, WAP-4 and WAG-5 electric locos. Its WAG-5 locos perform banking duties on the Budni–Barkhera Ghat section. There are also ghat sections between Teegaon–Chinchoda and Dharakhoh–Maramjhiri In Bhopal–Nagpur section where bankers are attached to trains. Broad Gauge Coach Workshop at Bhopal handles rebuilding and overhaul of old passenger coaches. There is a coach maintenance workshop at Nagpur.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jhansi Itarsi Passenger 51828". India Rail Info.
  2. ^ "Itarsi Nagpur Passenger 51830". India Rail Info.
  3. ^ "IR History: Early Days – II". Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1870–1899). Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Introduction". Nagpur Itarsi Route. Nagpur district authorities. Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  5. ^ "IR History: Early Days – III". Chronology of railways in India, Part 3 (1900–1947). Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Chapter II – The Maintenance of Permanent Way". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  9. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 22 November 2013.

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