Tarikere-Narasimharajapura Tramway

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The Tarikere-Narasimharajapura Tramway was a 2ft/610mm narrow gauge(NG) line, completed in May 1917; owned and worked by the Mysore State Railway. The line linked Tarikere to Narasimharajapura, a length of 27 miles(42km) [1].

Tarikere was a station on the Birur-Shimoga Railway, metre gauge(MG) branch line which was worked by the Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway(M&SMR) [2].

The tramway, with a length of 27 miles was reported still operational in 1948 [3].

Associated Tramway

The Tarikere-Narasimharajapura Tramway worked in conjunuction with the Tadasa-Hebbe Tramway , a 2ft/610mm narrow gauge(NG) line]], also owned and worked by Mysore State Railway; sanctioned for construction in August 1917 [1]; commissioned on February 5, 1921 and closed 1949[4] . The Tarikere-Narasimharajapura Tramway had seven intermediate stations, including Tadasa where there was a junction with the Tadasa-Hebbe Tramway [5].

Closure of the two Tramways

As a result of the construction and opening of theLakkavali Reservoir and irrigation project on the Bhadra River ( Bhadra reservoir) [6] the line was closed to traffic on 1 Jan 1949 [5] and Narasimharajapura lost its connectivity when the project was taken up [4] .

Further Information

For details and map for tramways in this region see Tramways in Mysore State

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 " Administration Report on the Railways in India – corrected up to 31st March 1918"; Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta; page 250; Retrieved 28 Aug 2016
  2. " Administration Report on the Railways in India – corrected up to 31st March 1918"; Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta; page 88; Retrieved 29 Aug 2015
  3. IRFCA “Narrow Gauge Routes in 1948”; Retrieved 28 Aug 2016
  4. 4.0 4.1 Deccan Herald “Will railway line to N R Pura be realised?” 24 Mar 2012; Retrieved 28 Aug 2016
  5. 5.0 5.1 “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 KA10 page ....
  6. Wikipedia “Bhadra Dam” ; Retrieved 28 Aug 2016