Kotri-Rohri Railway

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The Kotri-Rohri Railway was opened in 1900 linking Kotri to Rohri in Sind Province (now in Pakistan).

The railway to Kotri from Karachi had opened in 1861. However the crossing of the River Indus was a major obstacle and only commenced in 1893 with Ernest Ifill Shadbolt as Engineer-in-chief in charge of the construction of the Kotri Bridge[1] [2].

The Executive Engineer was Paget Patrick Dease from the Public Works Department who was posted to the Kotri-Rohri Railway in 1895 [3].

The railway from Kotri via Hyderabad ran northwards to reach Rohri to meet the Lansdowne Bridge crossing the River Indus to connect to the Indus Valley State Railway.


  1. "Shadbolt Collection: Construction of the Indus Bridge at Kotri.”; Retrieved on 26 Maqy 2016
  2. “Indian Biographical Dictionary” 1915 page 390; Retrieved on 26 Mayr 2016
  3. Google Books " India List and India Office List, 1905" page 479 (pdf page 442) Retrieved on 26 May 2016