Bhor Ghat

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Bhor Ghat
भोर घाट
Bhor Ghat (1870).jpg
Location Maharashtra, India
Range Sahyadri

Bhor Ghat or Bor Ghat, Bhore Ghaut,[1][2] is a mountain passage located between Karjat and Khandala in Maharashtra, India along the railway line and between Khopoli and Khandala for road Old Mumbai Pune Road and the Mumbai Pune Expressway. Situated on the crest of the Western Ghat mountain ranges, Bhor Ghat is noted for its scenic and dense woods.

Rail[edit]

The Bhor railway ghat cuts a distance of 21 km between Khandala and Palasdari. There are 28 tunnels across the railway ghat. This ghat comes under the proposed Golden Quadrilateral Freight Corridors.

Reversing Station

There used to be a reversing station on this ghat which trains of Great Indian Peninsula Railway (GIPR) used earlier. This was shutdown due to new tunnels on the ghat. [3] The reversing station was located between Monkey Hill and Khandala.

Reversing station, Bhor Ghat

Road[edit]

The Bhor road ghat cuts the Sahyadri range to join Khandala to Khopoli and handles traffic between Mumbai to Pune on the Old Mumbai Pune Road and on the Mumbai Pune Expressway (which is a part of Golden Quadrilateral of India). This ghat stretches almost 18 km between Khandala to Khopoli. There are 4 tunnels on the ghat on the Express Way. There is a point where the Mumbai - Pune Express way reach where there used to be old Great Indian Peninsula Railway (GIPR) reversing station.

Bhor Ghat on Mumbai - Pune Expressway near Khandala

History[edit]

The discovery of a route to make a motorable pass in Bor Ghat came after information was provided by a local Dhangar tribesman called Shigroba. Later, the Great Indian Peninsula Railway laid a railway line from Mumbai to Pune. The section through Bhor Ghat with 28 tunnels, and old bridges was opened in 1863.[4] The Ghat opened Mumbai to the Deccan plains of Peninsular India.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Indian Empire By William Wilson Hunter, p. 36
  2. ^ http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/english/gazetteer/KOLABA/gen_phy_features.html
  3. ^ Bhor Ghat Reversing station
  4. ^ Balkwill, Richard; Marshall, John (1993). The Guinness Book of Railway Facts and Feats (6th ed.). Enfield: Guinness Publishing. pp. 66–7. ISBN 978-0-85112-707-1. 
  5. ^ Rao, M.A. (1988). Indian Railways. New Delhi: National Book Trust. p. 15. 

Coordinates: 18°46′N 73°22′E / 18.767°N 73.367°E / 18.767; 73.367