Jamnagar and Dwarka Railway

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Jamnagar and Dwarka Railway
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Line of route
Rajkot to Port Okha
Gauge / mileage
Metre gauge 54 miles (1905)
202 miles (1942)
Timeline
1897 Section to Jamnagar opened
Key locations
Presidency Bombay
Stations Dwarka, Jamnagar, Port Okha, Rajkot
System agency
1897 Bhavnagar-Gondal-Junagad-Porbandar Railway
1911 Own agency
How to interpret this infobox

Jamnagar and Dwarka Railway(J&DR)

The first section of what was then called the Jamnagar State Railway connected Jamnagar to the Bhavnagar-Gondal-Junagad-Porbandar Railway at Rajkot. The metre gauge(MG)with a length of 54 miles (86km) opened for traffic in 1897. [1] [2]

The line was worked as part of the Bhavnagar-Gondal-Junagad-Porbandar Railway system until 1911. Later, when the line was extended westwards to Dwarka and Port Okha on the Gulf of Cutch, the system was renamed the Jamnagar and Dwarka Railway(J&DR).

The Okhamandal State Railway section Kuranga-Okha Railway was opened, 1921 and worked by J&DR in 1922

In 1948 the J&DR was merged to form the Saurashtra Railway

Further Information

Kathiawar Peninsula Railway and Tramway Systems gives a map, timeline and relates this railway to others in the Kathiawar Peninsula.

References

  1. Google Books "Indian States: A Biographical, Historical, and Administrative Survey" by Somerset Playne,R. V. Solomon,J. W. Bond,Arnold Wright; Retrieved 12 Dec 2015
  2. "A monograph on Indian railway rates" by S.C.Ghose 1918; Retrieved 12 Dec 2015