Project Unigauge

Project Unigauge, started on April 1, 1992,[1] is an ongoing effort by Indian Railways to convert and unify all rail gauges in India to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge.

Comparison of different gauges in India with standard gauge

ProgressEdit

Gauge[2] 2020 (Mar)
Route km
2020 (Mar)
Route share
1947 
Route km[3]
1947 
Route share
Broad gauge (1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)) 63,391 94.03% 25,170 46.0%
Metre gauge (MG) (1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)) 2,339 3.46% 24,153 44.2%
Narrow gauges (NG) (762 mm (2 ft 6 in) and 610 mm (2 ft)) 1,685 2.50% 5,370 9.8%
Total 67,415 100% 54,693 100%

Lines under conversion (3326.21 km)Edit

Western Railway (1297.65 km)Edit

  1. Talala JunctionPrachi Road JunctionKodinar (46 km) (MG)
  2. Ambliyasan Junction – Adraj Moti (81 km) (MG)
  3. Bilimora JunctionWaghai (63 km) (NG)
  4. Choranda Junction – Moti Koral (19 km) (NG)
  5. Miyagam Karjan Junction – Malsar (37 km) (NG)
  6. Kosamba JunctionUmarpada (61 km) (NG)
  7. Pratapnagar – Jambusar Junction (51 km) (NG)
  8. ChoralOmkareshwar Road (33.6 km) (MG)
  9. Chhuchhapura Junction – Tankhala (38 km) (NG)
  10. BhadranNadiad Junction (58 km) (NG)
  11. Jhagadiya Junction – Netrang (27 km) (MG)
  12. Samni JunctionKavi (51 km) (MG)
  13. Sabarmati JunctionHadala Bhal (98 km) (MG)[4]
  14. Botad JunctionJasdan (54 km) (MG)
  15. Dhasa JunctionJetalsar Junction (104.44 km) (MG)
  16. Timba Road – Dabhoi (98 km) (NG)
  17. DabhoiMiyagam Karjan Junction (33 km) (NG)
  18. DeshalpurNaliya (74 km) in Gujarat (MG)
  19. Vadnagar – Taranga Hill (24 km) (MG)
  20. Nimar KheriOmkareshwar Road (18 km) (MG)
  21. Himmatnagar JunctionKhedbrahma (54 km) (MG)
  22. Kalol Junction – Katosan Road – Ranuj Junction (102 km) (MG)
  23. Ujjain JunctionFatehabad Chandrawatiganj Junction (22 km) (MG)
  24. Khalipur Junction – Kakoshi Metrana Road (29.67 km) (MG)
  25. Chanasma Junction – Harij (20.94 km)(MG)

Central Railway (280 km)Edit

  1. Murtizapur JunctionYavatmal (113 km)
  2. Murtizapur JunctionAchalpur (76 km) (NG)
  3. Pachora JunctionJamner (56 km) (NG)
  4. PulgaonArvi (35 km) (NG)

Eastern Railway (12 km)Edit

  1. Krishnanagar City JunctionNabadwip Ghat (12 km) (NG)

East Central Railway (187 km)Edit

  1. GawnahaBhikhna Thori (13 km) (MG)[5]
  2. Narkatiaganj JunctionGawnahaBhikhna Thori (35.65 km) (MG)[5]
  3. Tamuria – Nirmali (23.4 km) (MG)
  4. JhanjharpurLaukaha Bazar (43 km) (MG)
  5. Saraigarh – Forbesganj (60 km) (MG)
  6. Barhara KothiBihariganj (12 km) (MG)[6]

North Central Railway (287 km)Edit

  1. DhaulpurMohari JunctionSirmuttra (70 km) (NG)
  2. Mohari JunctionTantpur (18 km) (NG)
  3. Gwalior JunctionSheopur Kalan (199 km) (NG)

North Eastern Railway (386.74 km)Edit

  1. Nanpara – Nepalganj Road (19 km) (MG)
  2. Nanpara – Bahraich (34.79 km) (MG)
  3. NanparaDudhwa (127.95 km) (MG)
  4. DudhwaGauri Phanta (23 km) (MG)
  5. Dudhwa – Chandan Chauki (23 km) (MG)
  6. BisalpurShahjahanpur (47 km) (MG)
  7. Mailani JunctionPilibhit Junction (64 km) (MG)
  8. GainsariJarwa (15 km) in UP (MG)
  9. DohrighatIndara Junction (33 km) (MG)

North Western Railway (173 km)Edit

  1. DungarpurKharwa Chanda (93 km) (MG)
  2. Mavli JunctionBari Sadri (82 km) (MG)

Northeast Frontier Railway (100.17 km)Edit

  1. SimaluguriNaginimora (14.51 km) (MG)
  2. Tirap Siding – Lekhapani (5.35 km) (MG)
  3. DekargaonTezpur (7.70 km) (MG)
  4. JaintiRaja Bhat Khawa (14.86 km)
  5. ChalsaMetelli (8.58 km)
  6. LalitgramForbesganj (29.17 km)
  7. LalitgramRaghopur (20 km)

Southern Railway (179 km)Edit

South Central Railway (130.66 km)Edit

  1. Khandwa JunctionAkot (130.66 km) (MG)

South East Central Railway (325 km)Edit

  1. RajimAbhanpur Junction – Kendri (23 km) (NG)
  2. Abhanpur JunctionDhamtari (45 km) (NG)
  3. Chhindwara JunctionNainpur Junction (141 km) (NG)
  4. ItwariNagbhir Junction (116 km) (NG)

Lines where conversion is completedEdit

2020
  1. Raigadh RoadDungarpur[11]
  2. Nainpur JunctionLamta in Madhya Pradesh
  3. Madurai JunctionUsilampatti in Tamil Nadu[9][10]
  4. Pilibhit JunctionBisalpur in Uttar Pradesh[12]
  5. Udaipur CityKharwa Chanda in Rajasthan[13][14]
  6. Supaul – Saraigarh
  7. Dhasa Junction – Khijadiya Junction in Gujrat
  8. Akola JunctionAkot in Maharastra
  9. Dabhoi Junction – Chandod in Gujrat
  10. LamtaSamnapur (25 km) (NG)
  11. ChiraidongriMandla Fort (22 km) (NG)
2019
2018
  1. Balaghat JunctionSamnapur in Madhya Pradesh
  2. BalgonaKatwa Junction in West Bengal[15]
  3. Sikar JunctionRingas Junction in Rajasthan
  4. Karaikudi JunctionPattukkottai in Tamilnadu
  5. Majhola PakaryaTanakpur in Uttar Pradesh/Uttarakhand
  6. Nainpur JunctionChiraidongri in Madhya Pradesh
  7. Ahmadpur JunctionKatwa Junction in West Bengal[16]
  8. AryankavuEdamann in Kerala
  9. BahraichGonda Junction in Uttar Pradesh
  10. Narkatiaganj JunctionRaxaul Junction in Bihar
  11. Thiruvarur JunctionThiruthuraipoondi Junction in Tamil Nadu
  12. BhujDeshalpur in Gujarat
2017
  1. Bareilly CityRamganga Bridge in Uttar Pradesh
  2. PunalurEdamann in Kerala
  3. SengottaiAryankavu in Tamil Nadu/Kerala
  4. Ratangarh JunctionSardarshahar in Rajasthan
  5. Pollachi JunctionPodanur Junction in Tamil Nadu
  6. Baraigram Junction – Dullabcherra in Assam
  7. Churu JunctionSikar Junction in Rajasthan
  8. SukrimangelaNainpur Junction in Madhya Pradesh[17]
  9. Chhindwara JunctionBhandarkund in Madhya Pradesh
  10. Pilibhit JunctionMajhola Pakarya in Uttar Pradesh[18]
2016
  1. Badarpur JunctionAgartala in Assam/Tripura[19]
  2. SilcharJiribam in Assam/Manipur
  3. Katakhal JunctionBairabi in Assam/Mizoram[20]
  4. Indore JunctionMhow in Madhya Pradesh[21]
  5. Hanumangarh JunctionSadulpur Junction in Rajasthan[22]
  6. BanmankhiPurnia Junction in Bihar (36 km)[23]
  7. ThaweChhapra Junction in Bihar[24]
  8. Kotturu – Gunda Road in Karnataka[25]
  9. Jabalpur JunctionSukrimangela in Madhya Pradesh
  10. MahisasanKarimganj Junction[26]
  11. Bhojipura JunctionPilibhit Junction
2015
  1. North LakhimpurMurkongselek in Assam[27][28]
  2. Balipara – Bhalukpong in Assam[27]
  3. LumdingSilchar in Assam[27]
  4. Pollachi JunctionPalakkad Junction in Tamil Nadu/Kerala[29]
  5. Sikar JunctionLoharu Junction in Rajasthan[30]
  6. Gonda JunctionBarhni in Uttar Pradesh
2014
  1. Raxaul Junction – Chauradano in Bihar
  2. PalaniPollachi Junction in Tamil Nadu[31]
  3. Fatehabad Chandrawatiganj JunctionIndore Junction in Madhya Pradesh[32]
  4. Ankleshwar JunctionRajpipla in Gujarat[33]
  5. Bareilly JunctionKasganj Junction in Uttar Pradesh[34]
  6. Rangapara North JunctionTezpur in Assam
  7. Dauram MadhepuraBanmankhi in Bihar
  8. Rangiya JunctionRangapara North Junction – Harmuti Junction in Assam
2013
2012
2011
  1. Krishnanagar City JunctionShantipur Junction in West Bengal
  2. Sitamarhi JunctionBairgania in Bihar
  3. Kaptanganj JunctionThawe in Uttar Pradesh
  4. Katihar JunctionTejnarayanpur in Bihar
  5. Mavli JunctionNathdwara in Rajasthan
  6. AnandapuramTalguppa in Karnataka
  7. Dindigul JunctionPalani in Tamil Nadu
  8. Tirunelveli JunctionTenkasi Junction in Tamil Nadu
  9. BodeliChhota Udaipur in Gujarat
  10. Barddhaman JunctionBalgona in West Bengal
  11. Aunrihar JunctionJaunpur Junction in Uttar Pradesh
  12. Aluabari Road JunctionSiliguri Junction in West Bengal
  13. Ratangarh JunctionBikaner Junction
  14. Bharuch JunctionSamni JunctionDahej in Gujarat
  15. ParlakhemundiGunupur in Odisha
  16. Mathura JunctionAchhnera Junction in Uttar Pradesh
  17. Katihar JunctionManihari in Bihar
  18. ShimogaAnandapuram in Karnataka
  19. Mysore JunctionNanjangud TownChamarajanagar in Karnataka
  20. BagalkotGadag Junction in Karnataka
  21. BijapurBagalkot in Karnataka
  22. SakleshpurSubrahmanya Road in Karnataka
2010
Before 2010

Lines that were scrapped (277 km)Edit

Several lines are dismantled. These are:

  1. Godhra JunctionLunavada (41 km) (NG)[47][48]
  2. Champaner Road – Pani Mines (49 km) (NG)[47][48]
  3. Mahuva JunctionVelavadar (56 km) (MG)
  4. Victor – Dungar Junction (7 km) (MG)
  5. ThanChotila (20 km) (MG)
  6. SanganerToda Rai Singh (104 km) (MG)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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