The Shadipalli-Balotra Railway was recorded in the 1898 Public Works Department Report as follows:-
“A length of 204 miles of line on the metre gauge is under construction from Shadipali to Balotra in Rajputana and when opened will connect the Rajputana-Malwa metre gauge system of the Bombay,Bbaroda and Central India Railway with the North Western State Railway” .
The Jodhpur-Bikaner Railway (JBR) opened the metre gauge(MG) ‘JBR Main Line’ westward from Balotra to Barmer, 60 miles(97km), in May 1899, and a further 74 miles(119km) in December 1900 to the Jodhpur Frontier. This section classified as the ‘JBR Jodhpur Section’ .
- “Summary of the principal measures of the viceroyalty of the Earl of Elgin in the Public Works Department Jan 1894 to Dec 1898” Page 19, Para 64 pdf 32; Retrieved 7 May 2019
- “Administration Report on Railways 1918” page 185 (pdf194); Retrieved 7 May 2019
- “Administration Report on Railways 1918” page 188 (pdf1974) ; Retrieved 7 May 2019