Project Unigauge

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Comparison of different gauges in India with standard gauge

Project Unigauge, started in early 1990s, is an ongoing effort by Indian Railways to convert all rail gauges in India to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge.

Progress[edit]

Gauge[1] 2017
Route km
2017
Route share
1947 
Route km[2]
1947 
Route share
Broad gauge (1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)) 61,680 91.55% 25,170 46.0%
Metre gauge (MG) (1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)) 3,479 5.16% 24,153 44.2%
Narrow gauges (NG) (762 mm (2 ft 6 in) and 610 mm (2 ft)) 2,209 3.27% 5,370 9.8%
Total 67,368 100% 54,693 100%

Lines that will not be converted[edit]

Four narrow-gauge lines are declared as heritage lines and will not be converted to broad gauge. These are:

Lines where conversion is remaining[edit]

  • Northern Railway
  1. PathankotJoginder Nagar (164 km) (NG) in Himachal Pradesh
  • Western Railway
  1. AmbliyasanVijapur (42 km) (MG)
  2. BilimoraWaghai (63 km) (NG)
  3. ChorandaMoti Koral (19 km) (NG)
  4. MiyagamMalsar (37 km) (NG)
  5. JetpurLathi (87 km) (MG)
  6. JunagadhDelvada (159 km) (MG)
  7. KosambaUmarpada (61 km) (NG)
  8. PratapnagarJambusar (51 km) (NG)
  9. VeravalTalalaDhasa Jn. (190 km) (MG)
  10. MhowSanawad (64 km) in Madhya Pradesh (MG)
  • North Eastern Railway
  1. BahraichMailani (205 km) (MG)
  2. Mathura Jn.Vrindavan (12 km) (MG)
  3. Nanpara JunctionNepalganj Road (19 km) (MG)
  • Central Railway
  1. PachoraJamner (56 km) (NG)
  2. PulgaonArvi (35 km) (NG)
  • North Central Railway
  1. GwaliorSheopur Kalan (199 km) (NG)
  2. DhaulpurMohariSirmuttra (70 km)(NG)
  3. MohariTantpur (18 km)(NG)
  • South East Central Railway
  1. NagpurNagbhid (110 km) (NG)
  2. RajimAbhanpur (17 km) (NG)
  3. RaipurDhamtari (73 km) (NG)

Lines under conversion[edit]

  • Western Railway
  1. BhadranNadiad (58 km) (NG) [1]
  2. ChandodDabhoi (17 km) (NG) [2]
  3. DabhoiMiyagam (33 km) (NG)
  4. DeshalpurNaliya (74 km) in Gujarat (MG)
  5. ChhuchapuraTankhala (38 km) (NG)
  6. Timba RoadDabhoi (101 km) (NG)
  7. MahesanaTaranga Hill (57 km) (MG)
  8. AhmedabadUdaipur (298 km) (MG)
  9. SanawadKhandwaAkola (224 km) in Madhya Pradesh/Maharashtra (MG)
  10. HimmatnagarKhed Brahma (54 km) (MG)
  11. AhmedabadBotad (177 km) (MG)
  12. Ahmedabad – Ranuj (114 km) (MG)
  13. UjjainFatehabad (22 km) in Madhya Pradesh (MG)
  • North Western Railway
  1. JaipurPalsana (81 km) (MG)
  2. MavliBari Sadri (82 km) (MG)
  3. MarwarMavli (151 km) (MG) [3]
  • Southern Railway
  1. BodinayakkanurMadurai (88 km) in Tamil Nadu (MG)
  2. ThiruvarurPattukottai (76 km) in Tamil Nadu (MG)
  • South East Central Railway
  1. ChhindwaraNainpur (141 km) (NG)
  2. BhandarkundNagpur (110 km) (NG)
  3. ChiraidongriMandla Fort (22 km) (NG)
  4. SamnapurNainpur (58 km) (NG)
  • North Eastern Railway
  1. ShahjahanpurPilibhit (84 km) (MG) [4]
  2. MailaniPilibhit (64 km) (MG) [5]
  3. NarkatiaganjBhikhana Thori (36 km) (MG)
  4. TharbitiaForbesganj (72 km) (MG)
  5. SitapurMailani (106 km) (MG)
  6. BihariganjBanmankhi (28 km) (MG)
  7. JhanjharpurNirmali (32 km) (MG)
  8. SaharsaRaghopur (63 km) (MG)
  9. GainsariJarwa (15 km) in Uttar Pradesh (MG)
  10. JhanjharpurLaukaha Bazar (62 km) (MG)
  11. DohrighatIndara (33 km) (MG)
  12. MandhanaBrahmavart (10 km) (MG)
  • Central Railway
  1. AchalpurYavatmal (186 km) (NG)
  • Eastern Railway
  1. ShantipurNabadwip (13 km) (NG)

Lines where conversion is completed[edit]

2018
  1. BalaghatSamnapur (17 km) in Madhya Pradesh
  2. SikarPalsana (27 km) in Rajasthan
  3. KaraikudiPattukottai (73 km) in Tamilnadu
  4. Majhola PakaryaTanakpur (36.3 km) in Uttar Pradesh/Uttarakhand
  5. NainpurChiraidondgri (20km) in Madhya Pradesh
  6. AryankavuEdamon (25.2 km) in Kerala
  7. BahraichGonda (61 km) in Uttar Pradesh
  8. NarkatiaganjRaxaul (41 km) in Uttar Pradesh
  9. BhujDeshalpur (29 km) in Gujarat
  10. BalgonaKatwa (26km) in West Bengal [6]
  11. AhmedpurKatwa (53 km) in West Bengal
  12. LucknowSitapur (90 km) in Uttar Pradesh
2017
  1. Bareilly CityRamganga (9 km) in Uttar Pradesh
  2. PunalurEdamon (10 km) in Kerala
  3. SengottaiAryankavu (14 km) in Tamil Nadu/Kerala
  4. RatangarhSardarshahar (46 km) in Rajasthan
  5. PollachiPodanur (40 km) in Tamil Nadu
  6. BaraigramDullabcherra (28 km) in Assam
  7. ChuruSikar (90 km) in Rajasthan
  8. SukrimanglaNainpur (70 km) in Madhya Pradesh [7]
  9. ChhindwaraBhandarkund (36 km) in Madhya Pradesh
  10. PilibhitMajhola Pakarya (25.6 km) in Uttar Pradesh [8]
2016
  1. BadarpurAgartala (227 km) in Assam/Tripura [9]
  2. SilcharJiribam (50 km) in Assam/Manipur
  3. KatakhalBairabi (84 km) in Assam/Mizoram [10]
  4. IndoreMhow (21 km) in Madhya Pradesh [11]
  5. HanumangarhSadulpur (172 km) in Rajasthan [12]
  6. BanmankhiPurnia in Bihar (36 km) [13]
  7. ThaweChhapra (107 km) in Bihar [14]
  8. KotturuGunda Road (52 km) in Karnataka [15]
  9. JabalpurSukrimangla (43 km) in Madhya Pradesh
  10. MaishashanKarimganj (11 km) [16]
  11. BhojipuraPilibhit (39.03 km)
2015
  1. North LakhimpurMurkongselek (154 km) in Assam [17][18]
  2. BaliparaBhalukpong (34 km) in Assam [19]
  3. LumdingSilchar (210 km) in Assam [20]
  4. PollachiPalakkad (55 km) in Tamil Nadu/Kerala [21]
  5. SikarLoharu (122 km) in Rajasthan [22]
  6. GondaBarhni (107 km) in Uttar Pradesh
2014
  1. RaxaulChauradano (24 km) in Bihar
  2. PalaniPollachi (63 km) in Tamil Nadu [23]
  3. FatehabadIndore Junction (35 km) in Madhya Pradesh [24]
  4. AnkleshwarRajpipla (63 km) in Gujarat [25]
  5. BareillyKasganj (106 km) in Uttar Pradesh [26]
  6. Rangapara NorthTezpur (27 km) in Assam
  7. Dauram MadhepuraBanmankhi (42 km) in Bihar
  8. RangiyaRangapara North (122 km) in Assam
  9. Rangapara NorthHarmuti (143 km) in Assam
2013
  1. RatlamFatehabad (85.74 km) in Madhya Pradesh [27]
  2. VirudhunagarManamadurai (66 km) in Tamil Nadu [28]
  3. KolarChikbalapur (85 km) in Karnataka [29]
2012
  1. Bareilly CityLalkua in Uttar Pradesh
  2. MayiladuturaiThiruvarur in Tamil Nadu
2011
  1. KrishnanagarShantipur in West Bengal
  2. SitamarhiBairgania in Bihar
  3. KaptanganjThawe in Uttar Pradesh
  4. KatiharTejnarayanpur in Bihar
  5. MavliNathdwara in Rajasthan
  6. AnandapuramTalguppa in Karnataka
  7. DindigulPalani in Tamil Nadu
  8. TirunelveliTenkasi in Tamil Nadu
  9. BodeliChottaudepur in Gujarat
  10. BardhmanBalgona in West Bengal
  11. AunriharJaunpur in Uttar Pradesh
  12. Aluabari RoadSiliguri in West Bengal
  13. RatangarhBikaner in Rajasthan
  14. BharuchSamniDahej in Gujarat
  15. ParlakimidiGunupur in Odisha
  16. MathuraAchhnera in Uttar Pradesh
  17. KatiharManihari in Bihar
  18. ShimogaAnandapuramin Karnataka
  19. NanjangudChamarajanagar in Karnataka
  20. BagalkotGadag in Karnataka
  21. MysoreNanjangud in Karnataka
  22. BijapurBagalkot in Karnataka
  23. SakleshpurSubramanya Road in Karnataka
2010
  1. Kanpur CentralFarukkhabad in Uttar Pradesh
  2. DeganaRatangarh in Rajasthan
  3. RatangarhSadulpur in Rajasthan
  4. BhildiSamdari in Rajasthan
  5. PakalaDharmavaram in Andhra Pradesh
  6. VelloreVillupuram in Tamil Nadu
Before 2010
  1. PhuleraRingasRewari in Rajasthan/Haryana
  2. GuntakalKalluru in Andhra Pradesh
  3. MathuraKasganj in Uttar Pradesh

See also[edit]

References[edit]