|Operator(s)||West Central Railway, Central Railway|
|Rolling stock||WDM-2, WDM-3A, WDM-3D, WDS-6 and WDP-4 diesel locos. WAM-4, WAP-4 and WAG-5 electric locos.|
|Track length||390 km (242 mi)|
|No. of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge|
|Operating speed||up to 160 km/h|
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.
The Bhopal-Itarsi line was opened by the Begum of Bhopal in 1884. Itarsi was linked with Nagpur between 1923 and 1924. The Bhopal-itarsi-Nagpur line became part of the Delhi-Chennai line in 1929.
The Bhopal-Itarsi sector was electrified in 1988-89 and the Nagpur-Itarsi sector in 1990-91.
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.
Loco sheds and workshops
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. Broad Gauge Coach Workshop at Bhopal handles rebuilding and overhaul of old passenger coaches. There is a coach maintenance workshop at Nagpur.
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