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|Netaji S.C.Bose Gomoh–Hatia line
with a link to Purulia
|Locale||Jharkhand, West Bengal|
|Termini||NSC Bose Gomoh
|Operator(s)||East Central Railway, South Eastern Railway|
|Line length||152 km (94 mi)|
|Track gauge||Broad Gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Netaji S.C.Bose Gomoh–Hatia line|
The Netaji S.C.Bose Gomoh–Hatia line is a railway line connecting NSC Bose Gomoh and Hatia in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is under the jurisdiction of East Central Railway and South Eastern Railway.
In 1907 Adra was connected to the Grand Chord at Gomoh with a 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide Broad Gauge line. The construction of the 143 kilometres (89 mi) long broad gauge Chandrapura-Muri-Ranchi-Hatia line was started in 1957 and was completed in 1961. The construction of this line included the conversion of the narrow gauge Kotshila-Ranchi line to broad gauge.
The narrow gauge Purulia-Kotshila sector was converted to broad gauge in 1992.
The Gomoh-Chandrapura-Phusro sector was electrified in 1957-58, Rajabera-Bokaro Steel City in 1986-87, Bokaro Steel City yard in 1988-89, Radhagaon-Muri –Kita in 1998-99, Kita-Namkom in 2000-2001, Namkum-Ranchi-Hatia in 2001-2002, Purulia-Kotshila in 1998-99.
Netaji SC Bose Gomoh has an electric loco shed with capacity to hold 125+ locos. Locos housed at the shed include WAG-7, WAG-9, WAG-9I, WAP-7. WAP-7 locos serve the prestigious Howrah Rajdhani Express.
In 1952, Eastern Railway was formed with a portion of East Indian Railway Company, east of Mughalsarai and Bengal Nagpur Railway. In 1955, South Eastern Railway was carved out of Eastern Railway. It comprised lines mostly operated by BNR earlier. East Central Railway was created in 1996-97.