Sangli State Railway

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The Sangli State Railway opened in 1907 as a short metre gauge(MG) 5 mile(8km) which opened in 1907. The Sangli Durbar funded the construction and the line was owned by the Princely Sangli State. The line was maintained and worked by Southern Mahratta Railway(SMR); which became Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway(M&MSR) in 1908. [1]

The line linked from Miraj Junction on the SMR network to Sangli which, with the opening of the railway, became an important trading centre. [2]

Further Information

See Southern Mahratta Railway until 1908, then Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway


  1. "Administration Report on the Railways in India – corrected up to 31st March 1918"; Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta; page 93; Retrieved 12 Feb 2016
  2. Google Books "Indian States: A Biographical, Historical, and Administrative Survey"; by Somerset Playne, R. V. Solomon, J. W. Bond, Arnold Wright; page 730; Retrieved 12 Feb 2016