Hyderabad–Badin Branch Line
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
|Line length||109 km (68 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||105 km/h (65 mph) (Current)|
160 km/h (99 mph) (Proposed Upgrade)
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.
The stations on this line are as follows:
- 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.
- 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.
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