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Indore-Ujjain Gauge Conversion Work Beings Tomorrow


  • Rail traffic on this section will be suspended for six months
  • Trains coming from Akola, Khandwa and Mhow will be terminated at Indore station

Indore: After a long wait, the Metre Gauge conversion work of Indore- Ujjain section will start on Monday. The Western Railway’s ( WR) Ratlam Division has decided to suspend rail traffic on Indore- Fatehabad- Ujjain Metre Gauge section for six months from February 24.

Railway PRO Pradeep Sharma told that the division has decided to block the section from Monday for the gauge conversion work. Trains starting from Khandwa, Akola and Mhow will be terminated at Indore railway station during this period.

At present four trains are running between Akola and Ujjain and now it will run between Akola- Indore- Akola from February 24.

The gauge conversion work of 40 km between Indore and Fatehabad is the part of Ratlam- Khandwa Gauge Conversion project.

GM of WR Hemans Kumar had stated during his last visit to Indore station that the fund for gauge conversion work of Fatehabad- Ujjain section will be demanded from Railway Board. The proposal is still pending.

Ratlam- Fatehabad track inspection from Feb 24 After the completion of Ratlam- Fatehabad gauge conversion, a team led by Commissioner Railway Safety ( CRS) PS Baghel will start inspection of the track from Monday which will continue till February 26. The team will also conduct speed trail trial on this section.

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4 Comments

  1. M.SRINIVASAN.M.E Feb 23, 2014 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm

    Thanks and send copy to my email address after moderation of my article of AKOLA-KHANDWA RAIL LINE BG CONVERSION.

  2. dilip oak Mar 17, 2014 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm

    Railways must stara MG conversion to BG between Indore & Khandwa to establish better connectivity between North & south & SAVE crores of rupee fuel & time which is otherwise being wasted through WR route at present. DILIP OAK PUNE

  3. dilip oak Mar 17, 2014 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm

    IR is doing so many conversions all over but the most important MG conversion to BG between Indore & Khandwa [ Small distance of 130 km ] MUST be started to establish better connectivity between North & South & SAVE crores of rupee Fuel / Electricity & Time . At present all trains to Indore from Pune are going through WR route which is already oveloaded. DILIP OAK PUNE. M.9404796240.

  4. M.SRINIVASAN.M.E Mar 30, 2014 07:55 am at 7:55 am

    Akola-Khandwa BG conversion served as the best and additional North/North-east to South / East Rail connectivity and save distance and travel time.
    This Ujjain-Fatehabad-Indore-Khandwa-Akola entire line should be electrified so as to operate trains efficiently and seamlessly in all the directions from all the junction stations in this route.

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