Kuranga-Okha Railway

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The Kuranga-Okha Railway was a metre gauge(MG) branch of the Okhamandal State Railway, that opened in 1922 [1].

In 1923 the operation and maintenance of the Okhamandal State Railway was passed to the Jamnagar and Dwarka Railway. [2].

Okha Port was opened on 14 Feb 1926 and the internal MG railways were operated as the 'Okha Port Trust Railway' which connected to the MG Jamnagar and Dwarka Railway network [3].

Saurashtra Railway came into being in April, 1948 with the amalgamation of a number of state railways which included Okhamandal Railway. [4]

Further Information

See Okhamandal State Railway

References

  1. IRFCA "Chronology of railways in India, Part 3" - 1922; Retrieved 6 Feb 2016
  2. "Baroda City Heritage Museum" pdf page 7; Retrieved 6 Feb 2016
  3. “Industrial Railways and Locomotives of India and South Asia” compliled by Simon Darvill. Published by ‘The Industrial Railway Society’ 2013. ISBN 978 1 901556 82-7. Available at http://irsshop.co.uk/India. Reference: Entry GJ17 page 149
  4. Wikipedia - "Saurashtra Railway"; Retrieved 12 Dec 2015