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)
1897 Section to Jamnagar opened
Key locations
Presidency Bombay
Stations Rajkot, Jamnagar, Dwarka, Port Okha,
System agency
1897 Bhavnagar-Gondal-Junagad-Porbandar Railway
1911 Own agency
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Jamnagar and Dwarka Railway(J&DR)

Jamnagar and Dwarka Railway


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 50 miles(80km) opened for traffic in Apr 1897 [1] [2].
From Jamnagar a goods only branch, 4 miles(6.4km), to the port of Bedi Bandar also opened in Apr 1897 [3].
The line had been constructed for the Nawanagar State and was worked as part of the Bhavnagar-Gondal-Junagad-Porbandar Railway (BGJPR) system until 1911.
The Coalition ceased to exist on 1 April 1911 and the line was worked independently as a separate concern.
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Jamnagar and Dwarka Railway

The line from Jamnagar to Kuranga was constructed by the ‘Jamnagar and Dwarka Railway Company’ and initially worked by the ‘Jamnagar State Railway’ from opening on Apr 1922, from Jamnagar to Khambhalia and extended to Kuranga in Sept 1922, a total length of 66 miles(106km) [3]

The further extension from Kuranga to the port of Okha , known as the ‘Okhamandal State Railway’, was constructed by the Maharaja Gaekwar of Baroda and initially worked by the ‘Baroda State Railway’ from opening in Nov 1922, a length of 37 miles(60km) [3]
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With effect from Apr 1923 these three connected lines:- the ‘Jamnagar State Railway’, the ‘Jamnagar and Dwarka Railway ‘ and the ‘Okhamandal State Railway’ were amalgamated to form the ‘Jamnagar and Dwarka Railway System’(J&DR).

The ‘Statistics of Working’ Report for 1937 [3] show the year-by-year financial results for the ‘Jamnagar and Dwarka Railway System’ with a total of 157 miles(253km) as follows:-

  • Jamnagar Railway’ from 1913-14 through to 1936-37, with an open length of 54 miles(87km)
  • ‘Jamnagar and Dwarka Railway’ from 1922-23 through to 1936-37, with an open length of 66 miles(106km)
  • Okhamandal State Railway’ from 1922-23 through to 1936-37, with an open length of 37 miles(60km)


Indian Railway Classification of 1926 - Class II railway system.

Later Development=

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.