Wankaner–Surendra Nagar section

The Wankaner–Surendranagar section belongs to Western Railway of Rajkot Division in Gujarat State.

Wankaner–Surendranagar section
Overview
StatusOperational
OwnerIndian Railways
LocaleGujarat
Termini
Service
Operator(s)Western Railway
History
Opened1890
Technical
Track length74 km (46 mi)
Number of tracks1
Track gauge5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) broad gauge

HistoryEdit

Sir Lakhdiraji,[citation needed] who ruled from 1922 until 1948. Sir Lakhdiraji acted as a ruler, manager, patron and policeman of the state with great authority. Sir Lakhdiraji, like other contemporary rulers of Saurashtra, built roads and a railway network (of seventy miles), connecting Wadhwan and Morbi. Surendranagar-Rajkot section was laid in 1890.[1] Gauge conversion of Viramgam–Hapa section via Surendranagar, Wankaner was completed by 1980.[2] Morvi State Railway was merged into the Western Railway on 5 November 1951.

FreightEdit

About 26 trains pass through this section daily.[3]

DoublingEdit

Doubling work on this section is expected to be commenced by December 2016.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IR History: Part - 3 (1900 - 1947)".
  2. ^ "IR History: Part - 5 (1970 - 1995)".
  3. ^ "Passing trains through this section".