Bhopal–Nagpur section

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Bhopal–Nagpur section
Overview
Status Operational
Termini Bhopal
Nagpur
Operation
Opened 1924
Owner Indian Railway
Operator(s) West Central Railway, Central Railway
Depot(s) Itarsi
Rolling stock WDM-2, WDM-3A, WDM-3D, WDS-6 and WDP-4 diesel locos. WAM-4, WAP-4 and WAG-5 electric locos.
Technical
Track length 390 km (242 mi)
Number of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge
Electrification 1988-91
Operating speed up to 160 km/h
Route map
km to Agra-Bhopal section
0 Bhopal
BHEL Bhopal Plant
6 Bhopal Habibganj
12 Misrod
22 Mandi Dip
36 Obaidullah Gani
47 Barkhera
Budnighat railway tunnel
66 Budni
Security Paper Mill
73 Hoshangabad
Narmada River
83 Power Kheda
93 / 0 Itarsi / Jabalpur-Bhusaval section
4 Jujharpur
10 Kiratgarh
NH 69
NH 69
16 Kesla
22 Taku
28 Saheli
33 Kala Akhar
NH 69
39 Pola Pathar
47 Dodhra Mohar
53 Magardoh
59 Barbatpur
70 Ghora Dongri
Baretha-Sarni Road
85 Dharakhoh
Dharakhoh-Marajhimri railway tunnels
98 Marajhimri
NH 69
NH 69
106 Betul
114 Malkapur Road
119 Barsali
129 Amla
to Chhindwara-Amla link
144 Jaulkhera
152 Multai
158 Hatnapur
NH 69
167 Chikonda
180 Ghundankhapa
184 Teegaon
State Highway 10
193 Pandhurna
MPMaharashtra border
211 Narkhed
to Badnera-Narkhed branch line
218 Tinkheda
226 Kalambha
236 Katol
243 Metpanira
252 Sonkhambh
260 Kohli
State Highway 265
JSW Ispat Steel Kalmeswar Plant
273 Kalmeshwar
283 Bharatwada
290 Godhani
State Highway 290
NH 7
to Bilaspur-Nagpur section
297 Nagpur
to Nagpur-Bhusawal section

Sources:[1][2]

The Bhopal–Nagpur section is a railway line connecting Bhopal and Nagpur. This 390 km (242 mi) track is part of the Delhi-Chennai line. The section is under the jurisdiction of West Central Railway and Central Railway.

History[edit]

The Bhopal-Itarsi line was opened by the Begum of Bhopal in 1884.[3] Itarsi was linked with Nagpur between 1923 and 1924.[4] The Bhopal-itarsi-Nagpur line became part of the Delhi-Chennai line in 1929.[5]

Electrification[edit]

The Bhopal-Itarsi sector was electrified in 1988-89 and the Nagpur-Itarsi sector in 1990-91.[6]

Speed limits[edit]

T}he Delhi-Chennai Central line (Grand Trunk route) is classified as a "Group A" line which can take speeds up to 160 km/h.[7]

Passenger movement[edit]

Bhopal, Bhopal Habibganj Itarsi and Nagpur are amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[8]

Loco sheds and workshops[edit]

Itarsi diesel shed holds 145+ locos. It has WDM-2, WDM-3A, WDM-3D, WDS-6 and WDP-4 diesel locos. This shed serves routes all across central India. Itarsi electric loco shed came up in the 1980s. It holds WAM-4, WAP-4 and WAG-5 electric locos. Its WAG-5 locos perform banking duties on the Budni - Barkhera ghat section.There are also ghat sections between Teegaon-Chinchoda and Dharakhoh-Maramjhiri In Bhopal-Nagpur section where bankers are attached to trains. Broad Gauge Coach Workshop at Bhopal handles rebuilding and overhaul of old passenger coaches. There is a coach maintenance workshop at Nagpur.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jhansi Itarsi Passenger 51828". India Rail Info. 
  2. ^ "Itarsi Nagpur Passenger 51830". India Rail Info. 
  3. ^ "IR History: Early Days – II". Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1870-1899). Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Introduction". Nagpur Itarsi Route. Nagpur district authorities. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "IR History: Early Days – III". Chronology of railways in India, Part 3 (1900-1947). Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Chapter II – The Maintenance of Permanent Way". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 

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