Jaipur–Ahmedabad line

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Jaipur–Ahmedabad line
Overview
StatusOperational
LocaleRajasthan, Gujarat
TerminiJaipur
Ahmedabad
Websitewr.indianrailways.gov.in
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Operation
Opened1881
OwnerIndian Railway
Operator(s)North Western Railway, Western Railway
Technical
Track length630 km (391 mi)
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge
Highest elevationJaipur 428 m (1,404 ft), Ahmedabad52.5 m (172 ft)

The Jaipur–Ahmedabad line connects Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan to Ahmedabad, the largest city of Gujarat in India. Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express is the fastest train in this route.

History[edit]

Rajputana State Railway opened the Delhi-Bandikui 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) wide metre gauge line in 1874, extended it to Ajmer in 1875 and to Ahmedabad in 1881.[1]

The Delhi-Ajmer metre gauge line was converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge in 1994. The Ahmedabad-Ajmer sector was fully converted to broad gauge in 1997.[2]

Railway electrification work is in the process in the Rewari-Alwar-Bandikui-Jaipur-Palanpur-Ahmedabad sector.[3]

Passenger movement[edit]

Jaipur and Ahmedabad on this line, are amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railways.[4]

Sheds and workshops[edit]

Sabarmati earlier had a steam loco shed, now it has diesel loco shop. It holds 125+ WDG-4 locomotives. Ajmer has a diesel loco workshop and a carriage and wagon workshop. Opened in 1876, it is one of Indian Railway's premier workshops. It maintains Palace on Wheels rake. Abu Road has a diesel loco shed. Phulera has a diesel shed.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IR History: Early Days II (1870-1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. ^ "IR History: Part V (1970-1995)". IRFCA. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Brief on Railway Electrification". Electrification work in progress. Central Organisation for Railway Electrification. Archived from the original on 14 March 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Sheds and workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 25 April 2014.

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