Bombay-Sind Connection Railway Survey
The Bombay-Sind Connection Railway Survey
The following appears in the 1906 Indian Railway Board "History of Railway Projects"
- 1878 Survey - the line was first surveyed in 1878 .
- 1897-98 Re-survey - the more difficult portion between Bhuj and Mughal-Bhin, via Lakhpat, was re-surveyed in 1897-98 .
- 1905-06 - further survey by Robert Richard Gales, Engineer-in-Chief Surveys from State Railways .
There is no evidence that action was taken on this project as in 1920 the survey is reinstated:-
The following appears in "The Pioneer Times" of 8 October 1920, page 45:-
'The Bombay-Sind Connection Railway Survey has been authorised as a reconnaissance project being carried out by Mr A. Lines , an Engineer from State Railways to determine a suitable alignment for a broad gauge(BG) railway to provide a direct connection between Bombay and Sind. The proposal was to survey an area west of the Rajputana-Malwa Railway lying between Viramgam on the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway and also between Palanpur and Deesa on the Rajputana-Malwa Railway and Barmer on the Jodhpur-Bikaner Railway'.
It has not been possible to determine if this line was constructed - it is difficult to interpret the description
- page 15-16 PDF pages 41-42 Indian Railway Board "History of Railway Projects 1906"; Retrieved 17 Jul 2016
- Grace's Guide "Who's Who 1922"; Retrieved 17 Jul 2016
- "Pioneer Mail and Indian Weekly News", Volume 47, 8 October 1920, page 45; Retrieved 17 Jul 2016