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Chandigarh–Sahnewal line

Chandigarh–Sahnewal line
Overview
SystemElectric-operated
StatusOperational
LocalePunjab
TerminiChandigarh
Sahnewal
Operation
Opened2013
OwnerIndian Railway
Operator(s)Northern Railway
Technical
Track length97 km (60 mi)
Number of tracks1 (Single line)
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge
Electrification25kV 50Hz AC OHLE in 2013
Highest elevationChandigarh 330.77 m (1,085 ft), Sahnewal 260 m (853 ft)
Route map
Chandigarh on Delhi-Kalka line
11 Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar Mohali
State Highway 4
State Highway 12A
28 Kharar
NH 95
New Morinda on Sirhind-Nangal line
Bhakra Canal
61 Khamanon
NH 1
75 Samrala
83 Lal Kalan
Neelon Canal
97 Sahnewal on Ambala-Attari line

Source: Google maps
12241 Chandigarh-Amritsar SF Express

The ChandigarhSahnewal line (also referred to as the Chandigarh-Ludhiana line) is a railway line connecting Chandigarh and Sahnewal, the latter in the Indian state of the Punjab . The line is under the administrative jurisdiction of Northern Railway.

History

The 112 km long project for linking Chandigarh and Ludhiana directly was completed in three phases. The first phase linking Chandigarh and New Morinda on the Sirhind-Nangal line was opened in September 2006. The second phase for the addition of third line between Sahnewal and Ludhiana on the Ambala-Attari line was completed in November 2012. The third phase linking New Morinda with Ludhiana was completed in April 2013.[1]

Electrification

The Chandigarh - Ludhiana sector is electrified. As per the Central Organisation for Railway Electrification, as on 1.4.2012, 43 km had been completed and 69 km were left.[2]

Passenger movement

Chandigarh is the only station on this line which is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.[3]

Railway reorganisation

Northern Railway was formed in 1952 with a portion of East Indian Railway Company west of Mughalsarai, Jodhpur Railway, Bikaner Railway and Eastern Punjab Railway.[4]

Trains

The 12241/12242 Amritsar Chandigarh Superfast Express was introduced on the new line in 2013.[5] 14504 Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra - Kalka Express 12412 Amritsar - Chandigarh Intercity Express

References

  1. ^ "Chandigarh-Ludhiana rail link inaugurated". Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, 19 April 2013. Archived from the original on 13 March 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Electrification work in progress". Central Organisation for Railway Electrification. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  3. ^ "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 21 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Geography – Railway Zones". IRFCA. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Minister for Rly inaugurates Chandigarh-Ludhiana new broad gauge rail line & flags off superfast exp train between Chandigarh-Amritsar (via New Morinda-Sanehwal)". Rail News Center, 20 April 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2014.

External links

External video
Chandigarh-Amritsar Sperfast Express departing from Chandigarh Junction