Ahmedabad-Parantij Railway

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Ahmedabad-Parantij Railway
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Line of route
Ahmedabad to Parantij
Gauge / mileage
Metre gauge 55 miles(1905)
1896 Formed
1897 Opened to traffic
Key locations
Presidency Bombay
System agency
Worked by Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway
How to interpret this infobox

Ahmedabad-Parantij Railway, a private Company registered 1896. A metre gauge(MG) line 55 miles(88km) opened 1897 from Ahmedabad to Himmatnager; extended to Khul Brahma in 1911 giving total 89 miles(142km)[1] .

Worked as part of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway MG network[1]


Refer to FIBIS Fact File #4: “Research sources for Indian Railways, 1845-1947” - available from the Fibis shop. This Fact File contains invaluable advice on 'Researching ancestors in the UK records of Indian Railways' with particular reference to the India Office Records (IOR) held at the British Library

An on-line search of the IOR records relating to this railway [2] gives the following: -

  • L/AG/46/21 “Records of the India Office relating to the Ahmadabad-Parantij Railway; 1896-1910"; with the Catalogue note 'The Company was formed in India in 1896. Line ran from Ahmadabad City north to Parantij (Prantej), a distance of some 33 miles. Worked by the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway from 1897 (see L/AG/46/6).

Further Information

See Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway

and Bombay, Baroda & Central India Railway Network - Lines owned and worked