Mysore–Chamarajanagar branch line

Mysore–Chamarajanagar branch line is an Indian railway line from Mysore Junction to Chamarajanagar.

Mysore–Chamarajanagar branch line
Nanjangud Oldest Bridge.jpg
Oldest rail bridge in India at Nanjangud
Overview
StatusOperational
LocaleKarnataka
TerminiMysore Junction (MYS)
Chamarajanagar (CMNR)
Stations12
Services1
Websitewww.swr.indianrailways.gov.in
Operation
Opened12 November 2008; 11 years ago (2008-11-12)
OwnerIndian Railway
Operator(s)South Western Railway zone
Depot(s)Krishnarajapuram
Rolling stockWDM-2
WDM-3A
WDP-4D
WDP-4
WDG-3A
WDG-4
Technical
Line length61 kilometres (38 mi)
Number of tracks1
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Old gauge1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Loading gauge4,725 mm × 3,660 mm (15 ft 6.0 in × 12 ft 0.1 in) (BG)[1]
Operating speed85 km/h (53 mph)
Route number84[2]
Route map
Km
Up arrow to Bangalore City
Left arrow to Hassan Junction
Mysore New Goods Terminal
0 Mysore Junction
Airport interchangeBus interchangeTram interchangeParking
3 Chamarajapuram
5 Ashokapuram
16 Kadakola
19 Tandavapura
23 Sujathapuram
25 Nanjangud Town
32 Chinnadagudihundi
34 Narasambudhi
41 Kavalande
46 Konanur
50 Badanaguppe
57 Mariyala Gangavadi
61 Chamarajanagar
Tram interchangeParking

HistoryEdit

It was inaugurated on 12 November 2008 when the Nanjangud–Chamarajanagar line was also opened to the public.

ConstructionEdit

The project cost 313 crore (US$44 million). The gauge conversion work of the 61 kilometres (38 mi) stretch was completed.[3]

Stations en routeEdit

BackgroundEdit

The only town between Mysore and Chamarajanagar is Nanjangud. All other railway stations cater to small villages or hamlets. There are six trains running on this route. Five of them are slow moving passenger trains.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ J S Mundrey (2010). Railway Track Engineering (Fourth ed.). New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-07-068012-8. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Public Time Table" (PDF). South Western Railway zone. Indian Railways. p. 258. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Nanjangud-Chamarajanagar rail line inaugurated". The Hindu. Chamarajanagar. 12 November 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Work on new railway line will begin this month". The Times of India. Mysore. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2016.