Mathura–Vadodara section

The Mathura–Vadodara section is a railway line connecting Mathura and Vadodara. This section is part of Delhi–Mumbai line. This section includes Jaipur–Sawai Madhopur, Ajmer–Ratlam and Udaipur–Kota for branching and connectivity to this section.

Mathura–Vadodara section
Kota Junction stationboard.JPG
Kota Junction is an Important railway station on Mathura–Vadodara section
Overview
Native nameमथुरा वड़ोदरा सेक्शन
StatusOperational
OwnerIndian Railways
LocaleUttar Pradesh Rajasthan Madhya Pradesh Gujarat
Termini
Service
Operator(s)North Central Railway, West Central Railway and Western Railway for main line
and North Western Railway for other lines
Depot(s)Vadodara
Rolling stockWAP-4 and WAG-7
History
Opened1866
Technical
Track lengthMain line:
851 km (529 mi)
Branch Lines:Jaipur–Sawai Madhopur132 km (82 mi)
Ajmer–Ratlam 375 km (233 mi)
Udaipur–Kota 292 km (181 mi)
Godhra–Anand 79 km (49 mi)
Track gauge5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) broad gauge
Electrification25 kV 50 Hz AC OHLE in 1976-77
Operating speedMain line: up to 160 km/h
Route map

km
km
Mathura Junction
00
Murhesi Rampur
09
Bhainsa
Jajan Patti
17
Parkam
Dhaurmui Jaghina
25
Khera Sandhan Halt
Bharatpur Junction
34
Noh Bachhamandi
Helak
Ikran
Chiksana
Paprera
Achhnera Junction
Nadbai
Raibha
Bichpuri
Tarrchera Baraoliran
Idgah Agra Junction
Kherli
Agra Fort
Dantla
Pathauli
Mirhakur
Ghosrana
Kiraoli
Singarpur
Mandawar
Mahwa Road
Fatehpur Sikri
Aulenda
Bhuda
Rupbas
Dhana Kherli
Bansi Paharpur
Sewar
43
Naglatula
Pingora
53
Bandh Baretha
Kela Devi
64
Birambad
76
Bayana Junction
Karanpura
85
Dumariya
95
Fateh Singhpura
Bhajera
108
Hindaun City
119
Shri Mahabirji
Biwai
132
Piloda
140
Chhoti Odai
Shri Ghasinagar
153
Gangapur City
159
Lalpur Umri
170
Narayanpur Tatwara
Bandikui Junction
179
Nomoda
186
Malarna
197
Mokholi
206
Ranthambore
Jaipur Junction
0
7
Durgapura
12
Sanganer
Ajmer Junction
66
Bansthali Niwai
92
Isarda
Adarshnagar
109
Chauth Ka Barwara
Hatundi
120
Devpura
Lachhipura
217
131
Sawai Madhopur
Junction
Rajosi
224
Kustala
Nasirabad
232
Rawania Dungar
Jharwasa
240
Amli
Bandanwara
253
Indergarh
Sumerganj Mandi
Singwal
264
Lakheri
Mokhampura
271
Laban
Bijainagar
281
Ghataka Varana
Rupaheli
291
Kapren
Bhojas
300
Arnetha
Sareri
311
Kesorai Patan
Raliya Road
Lambiya
Thalera
Dhuwala
Bundi
Mandal
Shampura
Bhilwara
Mandalgarh
Mandpiya
Barundini
Hamirgarh
Parsoli
Soniyana
Basi Beriasal
Gangrar
319
Gurla
Det
Chanderiya
324
Kota Junction
334
Dakhania Talav
Udaipur City
340
Dadhevi
Ranapratapnagar
347
Alniya
Debari
359
Ravtha Road
Khemli
372
Dara
Bhimal
381
Kanwalpura
Mavli Junction
386
Morak
Fatehnagar
396
Ramganj Mandi
Junction
Bhupalsagar
404
Jhalawar Road
Kapasan
414
Duankheri
Pandoli
424
Bhawani Mandi
Netawal
437
Kurlas
Ghosunda
447
Garoth
Chittaurgarh Junction
458
Shamgarh
Shambhupura
465
Hanspura
Gambhiri Road
471
Suwasra
Nimbhera
477
Nathukheri
Jawad Road
487
Chau Mahla
Biswas Kalan
492
Talavli
Neemuch
501
Thukria
Hariya Khal
508
Vikramgarh Alot
Malhargarh
522
Luni Richha
Pipila
532
Mahidpur Road
Mandsaur
539
Rohal Khurd
Dalauda
Kachnara Road
549
Nagda
Dhodar
558
Berawanya
Jaora
563
Khachrod
Brayla Chaurasi
574
Runkhera
Namli
581
Bangrod
591
Ratlam Junction
601
Morwani
612
Bildi
620
Raoti
631
Bhairongarh
637
Bamnia
642
Amargarh
651
Panch Pipila
658
Bajrangarh
665
Thandla Road
673
Meghnagar
687
Anas
695
Bordi
706
Dahod
711
Rentia
716
Jekot
724
Usra
730
Mangla Mahudi
739
Limkheda
747
Piplod Junction
759
Sant Road
768
Chanchelav
775
Kansudhi
779
Godhra Junction
Vavadi Khurd
786
Tuwa
794
Timba Road
801
790
Kharsaliya
Sewaliya
806
Angadi
812
803
Derol
Thasra
819
Dakor
828
809
Bakrol
Umreth
836
Od
843
815
Champaner Road
Junction
Bhalej
851
Sadanpura
853
821
Lotana
Anand Junction
857
826
Samlaya Junction
Vadod
Adas Road
832
Alindra road
Vasad Junction
Nandesari
839
Pilol
Ranoli
Bajva
845
Chhayapuri
853
Vadodara Junction
km
Subsection 1: JaipurSawai Madhopur
Subsection 2: AjmerRatlam
Subsection 3: UdaipurKota
Subsection 4: GodhraAnand
Source: India Rail Info[1]

This section deals primarily with cross traffic consisting of fertilizer, cement, oil, salt, food grains, oil seeds, limestone and gypsum traffic. Container loading is done from here in bulk.

Subsections of Mathura–Vadodara SectionEdit

Subsection-1 Jaipur–Sawai MadhopurEdit

Station Km
Jaipur Junction 0
Durgapura 7
Sanganer 12
Shivdaspura Padampura 29
Chaksu 42
Channani 53
Bansthali Niwai 66
Siras 81
Isarda 92
Sureli 100
Chauth Ka Barwara 109
Devpura 120
Sawai Madhopur Junction 131

Subsection-2 Ajmer–RatlamEdit

Station Km
Ajmer Junction 0
Adarshnagar 5
Hatundi 11
Lachhipura 15
Rajosi 18
Nasirabad 23
Jharwasaa 34
Bandanwara 42
Singwal 52
Mokampura 58
Bijainagar 65
Gulabpura 67
Rupaheli 78
Bhojras 81
Sareri 91
Ralia Road 98
Lambiya 104
Dhuwala 114
Mandal 121
Bhilwara 132
Mandpiya 142
Hamirgarh 150
Soniyana 156
Gangrar 164
Det 171
Chanderiya 179
Chittaurgarh Junction 186
Shambhupura 198
Gambhiri Road 207
Nimbahera 215
Jawad Road 226
Biswas Kalan 232
Nimach 242
Hariya Khal 251
Malhargarh 263
Pipila 271
Mandsor 287
Dalauda 302
Kachnara 314
Dhodhar 322
Jaora 338
Brayla Chaurasi 347
Namli 358
Ratlam Junction 371

Subsection-3 Udaipur–KotaEdit

Station Km
Udaipur City 0
Ranapratapnagar 4
Debari 14
Khemli 24
Bhimal 36
Mavli Junction 43
Fatehnagar 56
Bhupalsagar 69
Kapasan 79
Pandoli 88
Ghorsunda 102
Chittaurgarh Junction 114
Chanderiya 121
Basi Beriasal 137
Parsoli 154
Barundini 163
Mandalgarh 179
Shampura 195
Bundi 247
Thalera 261
Gurla 280
Kota Junction 285

Subsection-4 Godhra–AnandEdit

Station Km
Godhra Junction 0
Vavadi Khurd 7
Tuwa 15
Timba Road 22
Sevaliya 27
Angadi 33
Thasra 40
Dakor 49
Umreth 57
Od 64
Bhalej 72
Sadanapura 74
Anand Junction 78

HistoryEdit

Neemuch–Nasirabad railway construction planning was made for joining Rajputana railway and Nasirabad Scindia railway to Neemuch. Although the survey of Neemuch–Nasirabad railway was carried out in the year 1871-72, the construction was started in the year 1879, and the work completed in March 1881.

GIPR's first BG tracks used 65 lb/yd double-headed rails made of wrought iron. Rails of 80 lb/yd were common (e.g., Indian Midland Railway). Both flat-bottomed and bull-headed rails were commonly used. MG railways started off with 40 lb/yd rails, although 30 lb/yd rails were also used. The Barsi Light Railway used 30 lb/yd rails. The Rajputana Malwa Railway used 50 lb rails.

The first broad gauge line of the division from Godhra to Limkheda was completed in the year 1893 and Limkheda–Dahod, Ratlam line was completed and opened for traffic in the year 1894, while the Ratlam–Nagda–Ujjain BG line completed and opened for traffic during the year 1896.

The whole management of this line was under (BB & CI) Bombay, Baroda & Central India Railway till independence i.e. up to 15.08.1947.

The first rail line in Rajputana, Agra–Bharatpur was built in 1873 under Rajputana–Malwa railway. It was extended up to Ajmer on 1 August 1875 and further extended up to Naseerabad on 14 February 1876. The total length of railways in Rajputana, including the British District of Ajmer–Merwara, was 652 miles in 1881, 943 in 1891, 1,359 in 1901, and 1,576 miles in 1906 A.D., Out of which 739 miles track was the property of the Government of India and the rest was owned by various Native States. Out of 1,576 miles track, 1,528 miles track was on the metre-gauge system and only 48 miles track was on narrow-gauge system.[2]

Some states undertook extension of railways by financing the cost and entrusting the work of construction either to the British Government or to one of the companies already running a railway line. The Sanganer–Sawai Madhopur railway was planned by Jaipur state in this way in 1884-85. The total cost of the line was about Rs. 25 lakhs. The railway line was so planned that it avoided the states of Tonk and Bundi and connected two important trade centres – Sambhar Salt area and the Harauti grain belt. It was hoped that it would make good returns on investment.

The remaining railway line in Rajasthan was the Udaipur–Chitor, a portion of the Bina–Guna–Baran. It connected the towns after which it was named. It was 67 miles in length, and was the property of the Udaipur Durbar, by whom it was constructed between 1895 and 1899, and by whom it was working since 1898. The capital expenditure up to the end of 1904 was nearly 21 lakhs, and the net profits average about 5 per cent.

ElectrificationEdit

The electrification from Baroda to New Delhi was subsequently taken up during the year 1984. At present the total route kilometres of electrification is more than 800 km in this section.[3]

Loco sheds and workshopsEdit

A wagon workshop at Kota which are engaged in the activity of heavy repairs to passenger coaches and POH of goods wagons especially of oil tank wagons.

Ratlam loco shed holds 100 locos including WDM-2, WDM-3A, WDM-3D, WDG-3A, WDS-6, WDG-4. Vadodara loco shed holds 120 locos including WAG-5HA / WAG5HB, WAG-7. [4]

Speed limitsEdit

Mathura–Ratlam and Ratlam–Vadodara section Comes in B-class Section in this class allows speeds up to 130 km/h. Mumbai Rajdhani Express runs at the top speed of 140kmph in this section.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Katni Bhusaval Passenger 51188". India Rail Info.
  2. ^ "Indian Railways history". Retrieved 6 November 2012.
  3. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Sheds and workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Chapter II – The Maintenance of Permanent Way". Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  6. ^ "High Speed Evolution". Retrieved 20 November 2013.