Rajkot–Somnath line

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Rajkot–Somnath line
Overview
Type Regional rail
Light rail
Status Operational
Locale Gujarat
Termini Rajkot Junction
Somnath
Operation
Opened 1890; 128 years ago (1890)
Owner Indian Railways
Operator(s) Western Railway zone
Technical
Track length 190 km (118 mi)
Number of tracks 1
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Broad gauge
Operating speed up to 80 km/h

The Rajkot–Somnath line is a railway line connecting Jetalsar and Veraval. It covers a distance of 190 kilometres (120 mi) in Gujarat.

History[edit]

The initial section from Veraval to Junagadh was started in 1880 by Junagadh Railway. And opened to traffic in 1888. The line between Rajkot to Jetalsar was started in 1880 by Rajkot–Jetalsar Railway.[1] And opened to traffic in 1890.[2] Rajkot-Junagadh-Veraval section was merged with Saurashtra Railway in April 1948. Saurashtra Railway was merged into Western Railway on 5 November 1951. Gauge conversion of Rajkot–Veraval section was announced in 1996-97.[3] Gauge conversion of Rajkot–Veraval has been completed in 2003.[4]

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