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Hyderabad–Badin Branch Line

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Hyderabad–Badin Branch Line (Urdu: حیدرآباد - بدین فرعی ریلوے خط‎, Sindhi: حیدرآباد - بدین ریلوے لائن‎) is one of several branch lines in Pakistan, operated and maintained by Pakistan Railways. The line begins from Kotri Junction station or Hyderabad Junction station and ends at Badin station. The total length of this railway line is 109 kilometers (68 mi). There are 9 railway stations from Kotri Junction to Badin.

Hyderabad-Badin Branch Line
حیدرآباد - بدین فرعی ریلوے خط
Overview
TerminiKotri Junction
Badin
Stations9
Operation
OwnerPakistan Railways
Operator(s)Pakistan Railways
Technical
Line length109[1] km (68 mi)
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed105 km/h (65 mph) (Current)
160 km/h (99 mph) (Proposed Upgrade)[2]
Route map

km
Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line
0
Kotri Junction
9
Hyderabad Junction
14
Zeal Pak
28
Kathar
36
Norai Sharif
(Closed)
44
Tando Muhammad
60
Matli
73
Palh
84
Talhar
109
Badin

HistoryEdit

The Hyderabad–Badin Railway opened on 15 August 1904 as part of the North Western State Railway's expansion program. However owing to World War 1, financial stringency stagnated developments of the railways. In order to meet the necessities of the military authorities, this rail line (along with the Lodhran–Kasur Railway) was dismantled in 1917 during World War 1, as the rails were needed elsewhere. In 1922, the track was rebuilt to its present alignment.[3]

StationsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pakistan Railways Time & Fare Table 2015 (PDF) (in English and Urdu) (October 2015 ed.). Pakistan: National Book Foundation. p. 109. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 August 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  2. ^ Pakistan Railways: A Performance Analysis - Citizens’ Periodic Reports on the Performance of State Institutions (PDF). Islamabad: PILDAT. December 2015. p. 21. ISBN 978-969-558-589-4. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 24, 2016. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.irfca.org/docs/pak-train-names.html