Morvi Railway

Morvi Railway (MR) was a 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge line in the princely state of Morvi in Gujarat.

Morvi Railway
Locale Gujarat
Dates of operation 1890–1948
Successor Saurashtra Railway, Western Railway
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Previous gauge 762 mm (2 ft 6 in)
Headquarters Morvi

History

The Morvi Railway was built by the Morvi State. Construction started in 1886 and the line was opened to traffic in 1890 between Wadhwan and Wankaner as a 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) narrow gauge roadside tramway. The line was converted to 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge in 1905 to match the gauge of other state Railways. During 1905 the metre gauge lines were extended to 73 miles and the 762 mm lines were now 17 miles. The gauge conversion to metre gauge from Wankaner to Morvi was completed in 1924 under the regime of Lakhdiraji Thakor. Later it was managed by the Dhrangadhra Railway in 1942, at that time the metre gauge lines were 132 miles. In April 1948 it was merged into Saurashtra Railway.[1]

Conversion to broad gauge

The railway was converted to Broad gauge in the year 2001. [2]

References

  1. ^ "About Morvi Railway".
  2. ^ "history of maliya miyana-wankaner section".

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