Surendranagar–Bhavnagar line

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Surendranagar–Bhavnagar line
Overview
Status Operational
Locale Gujarat
Termini Surendranagar
Bhavnagar
Operation
Opened 1880
Owner Indian Railways
Operator(s) Western Railway
Technical
Track length 170 km (106 mi)
Number of tracks 1
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Broad gauge

The Surendranagar–Bhavnagar line was located in Gujarat state of India.

History[edit]

The Surendranagar–Bhavnagar line was laid by Bhavnagar State Railway in 1879 and was opened by 18 December 1880.[1][2] Gauge conversion of this section was announced in Rail budget 1997.[3] The gauge conversion foundation stone was laid by then Union Home Minister Lal Krishna Advani on 8 July 1999.[4] Gauge conversion was sanctioned under SPV section from Surendranagar–Dhola–Pipavav in September 2000 by Indian Railway to serve Pipavav Port.[5] The gauge conversion of this section was completed by 2003.

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