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Netaji S.C.Bose Gomoh–Hatia line

Netaji S.C.Bose Gomoh–Hatia line
with a link to Purulia
Overview
System Electrified
Status Operational
Locale Jharkhand, West Bengal
Termini NSC Bose Gomoh
Hatia
Operation
Opened 1961
Owner Indian Railway
Operator(s) East Central Railway, South Eastern Railway
Technical
Line length 152 km (94 mi)
Track gauge Broad 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.

History

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]

Electrification

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]

References

  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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