Jabalpur–Bhusaval section

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Jabalpur–Bhusaval section
Overview
StatusOperational
LocaleNarmada Valley, Tapti Valley, hilly region in between
TerminiJabalpur
Bhusaval
Operation
Opened1870
OwnerIndian Railway
Operator(s)North Central Railway
West Central Railway
Depot(s)Itarsi, Bhusaval
Rolling stockWDM-2, WDM-3A, WDM-3D, WDS-6 and WDP-4 diesel locos; and WAM-4, WAP- 4, WAG-5, WAG-7 and WCM-6 electric locomotives.
Technical
Track length552 km (343 mi)
Number of tracks2
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge
ElectrificationElectrified
Operating speedup to 130 km/h
Route map
km to Allahabad–Jabalpur section
0 Jabalpur
2 Jabalpur Howbagh
4 Madan Mahal
5 Kachpura
17 Bheraghat
NH 12
30 Bhitoni
Narmada River
41 Vikrampur
53 Shridham
69 Karak Bel
73 Belkhera
78 Ghatpirdai
84 Narsinghpur
101 Kareli
NH 26
109 Karapgaon
116 Bohani
Sakkar River
129 Gadarwara
143 Salichauka Road
Dudhi Nadi
153 Junehta
159 Bankhedi
MP State Highway 19
178 Pipariya
185 Sobhapur
195 Sohagpur
210 Guramkhedi
219 Bagra Tawa
Tunnel
Tawa River
226 Sontalai
235 Gurra
245 Itarsi
to Bhopal–Nagpur section / Nagpur
257 Dularia
263 Khutwansa
270 Dharamkundi
281 Banapura
286 Bhaironpur
293 Pagdhai
297 Chidgaon
Ganjali River
307 Timarani
313 Charkhera
321 Harda
Bhurali River
Ajnal River
328 Palasher
334 Masangaon
340 Bhiringi
346 Kurawan
353 Khirkiya
364 Dagarkheri
373 Barud
383 Chhanera
390 Charkheda Khurd
401 Surgaon Banjari
413 Taladiya
421 Mathela
to Indore
429 Khandwa
to Akola
434 Bargaon Gujar
440 Bagmar
443 Kohdad
452 Dongagaon
460 Sahphata
465 Mandwa
471 Nepanagar
478 Chandni
489 Asirgarh Road
498 Burhanpur
512 Waghoda
Madhya PradeshMaharashtra border
518 Raver
528 Nimbhora
537 Savda
545 Duskheda
Tapti River
to Nagpur–Bhusawal section
552 Bhusaval
to Bhusawal–Kalyan section

Source: India Rail Info[1]

The Jabalpur–Bhusaval section is a railway line connecting Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh and Bhusaval, Maharashtra. This 552 km (343 mi) track is part of the Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line, one of the busiest railways in India. The line is under the jurisdiction of West Central Railway and Central Railway.

History[edit]

The Great Indian Peninsula Railway's pioneering Bombay-Thane line was extended to Kalyan in May 1854. Bhusaval station was set up in 1860. In 1866 Bhusawal-Khandwa section was opened. The GIPR connection reached Jabalpur from Itarsi on 7 March 1870, linking up with the East Indian Railway Company track there from Allahabad, and establishing connectivity between Mumbai and Kolkata.[2][3]

Electrification[edit]

While the Itarsi-Harda sector was electrified in 1990-91, the Harda-Khandwa-Bhusaval sector was electrified the next year.[4] The 605 km long Naini-Manikpur-Katni-Itarsi route has been identified for electrification under Vision 2020 – A Blue print for Railway Electrification Programme.[5]

Speed limits[edit]

The Allahabad-Bhusawal section is classified as 'B' class where trains can run up to 130 km/h.[6]

Passenger movement[edit]

Jabalpur and Bhusaval are amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[7]

Loco sheds[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. Bhusaval electric loco shed has WAM-4, WAP-4, WAG-5, WAG-7 and WCM-6 locomotives.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Katni Bhusaval Passenger 51188". India Rail Info.
  2. ^ "IR History: Early Days – I". Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1832 - 1865). Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  3. ^ "IR History: Early Days – II". Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1870 - 1899). Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  4. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Vision 2020 – A Blueprint for Railway Electrification" (PDF). Ministry of Railways. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 July 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Permanent Way". Track Classifications. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  7. ^ "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 17 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 17 November 2013.

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