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Netaji S.C.Bose Gomoh–Hatia line

Netaji S.C.Bose Gomoh–Hatia line
with a link to Purulia
LocaleJharkhand, West Bengal
TerminiNSC Bose Gomoh
OwnerIndian Railway
Operator(s)East Central Railway, South Eastern Railway
Line length152 km (94 mi)
Track gaugeBroad Gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)

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.


The 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) wide narrow gauge Purulia-Ranchi line was opened by Bengal Nagpur Railway in 1907.[1][2]

In 1907 Adra was connected to the Grand Chord at Gomoh with a 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide Broad Gauge line.[3] 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.[2][4]

The narrow gauge Purulia-Kotshila sector was converted to broad gauge in 1992.[5]


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.[6]

Loco sheds

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.[7]

Bokaro Steel City has a diesel loco shed with WDM-2 and WDM-3A locos. It has a large yard for Bokaro Steel Plant.[7]

Railway reorganisation

In 1952, Eastern Railway was formed with a portion of East Indian Railway Company, east of Mughalsarai and Bengal Nagpur Railway.[8] In 1955, South Eastern Railway was carved out of Eastern Railway. It comprised lines mostly operated by BNR earlier.[8][9] East Central Railway was created in 1996-97.[10]


  1. ^ "IR History: Part - III (1900 - 1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b Manning, Ian. "From Bengal towards Nagpur: Ranchi". IRFCA. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  3. ^ R.P.Saxena, Indian Railway Time Table.
  4. ^ Moonis Raza & Yash Aggarwal. "Transport Geography of India: Commodity Flow and the Regional Structure of Indian Economy". page 60. Concept Publishing Company, A-15/16 Commercial Block, Mohan Garden, New Delhi - 110059. ISBN 81-7022-089-0. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Indian Railways Line History: 1. South Eastern Railway" (PDF). Indian Railway Notes. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Geography – Railway Zones". IRFCA. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  9. ^ "IR History: Part - IV (1947 - 1970)". IRFCA. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  10. ^ "East Central Railway". ECR. Retrieved 15 May 2014.

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