Mysore–Chamarajanagar branch line

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Mysore–Chamarajanagar branch line
Nanjangud Oldest Bridge.jpg
Oldest rail bridge in India at Nanjangud
Overview
Status Operational
Locale Karnataka
Termini Mysore Junction (MYS)
Chamarajanagar (CMNR)
Stations 12
Services 1
Website www.swr.indianrailways.gov.in
Operation
Opened 12 November 2008; 9 years ago (2008-11-12)
Owner Indian Railway
Operator(s) South Western Railway zone
Depot(s) Krishnarajapuram
Rolling stock WDM-2
WDM-3A
WDP-4D
WDP-4
WDG-3A
WDG-4
Technical
Line length 61 kilometres (38 mi)
Number of tracks 1
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Old gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Loading gauge 4,725 mm × 3,660 mm (15 ft 6.0 in × 12 ft 0.1 in) (BG)[1]
Operating speed 37 km/h (23 mph)
Route number 84[2]
Route map
Km
Up arrow to Bangalore City
Left arrow to Hassan Junction
Mysore New Goods Terminal
0 Mysore Junction Airport interchangeBus interchangeTram interchangeParking
3 Chamarajapuram
5 Ashokapuram
16 Kadakola
19 Tandavapura
23 Sujathapuram
25 Nanjangud Town
32 Chinnadagudihundi
34 Narasambudhi
41 Kavalande
46 Konanur
50 Badanaguppe
57 Mariyala Gangavadi
61 Chamarajanagar Tram interchangeParking

Mysore–Chamarajanagar branch line is an Indian railway line from Mysore Junction to Chamarajanagar.

History[edit]

It was inaugurated on 12 November 2008 when the Nanjangud–Chamarajanagar line was also opened to the public.

Construction[edit]

The project cost 313 crore (US$44 million). The gauge conversion work of the 61 kilometres (38 mi) stretch was completed.[3]

Stations en route[edit]

Background[edit]

The only town between Mysore and Chamarajanagar is Nanjangud. All other railway stations cater to small villages or hamlets. There are six trains running on this route. Five of them are slow moving passenger trains.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ J S Mundrey (2010). Railway Track Engineering (Fourth ed.). New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-07-068012-8. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Public Time Table" (PDF). South Western Railway zone. Indian Railways. p. 258. Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Nanjangud-Chamarajanagar rail line inaugurated". The Hindu. Chamarajanagar. 12 November 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Work on new railway line will begin this month". The Times of India. Mysore. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2016.