Western Railway has made significant contributions to the infrastructural development of railways in Gujarat, and in recent years, tremendous support has been given to new line, gauge conversion, electrification, doubling, and other infrastructural upgrades, as well as enhancements to passenger amenities. Western Railway has completed the doubling work between Chhansara and Piprala (24 km) over the Ahmedabad division as part of the Palanpur – Samakhiyali Doubling Project (247.73 km). The entire Palalanpur – Samakhiyali double line project has now been completed with the commissioning of this section.
According to a press release issued by Sumit Thakur, Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, recently, the new double line of 24 km between Chhansara -Piprala stations was completed in Ahmedabad Division of Western Railway. This section is part of the Palanpur – Samakhiyali Doubling Project. The section has been opened at a speed of 100 kmph.
Giving further details of the recently completed Chhansara – Piprala section, Thakur stated that this section has 2 Major bridges and 15 Minor bridges. Among these major bridges one bridge is of PSC Slab of 4×12.2 m span and another one is span of 3×6.1 m. The Palanpur – Samakhiyali Doubling Project passes through the districts of Banaskantha and Patan in the state of Gujarat and is a very crucial project as it primarily carries freight traffic from various ports of Kutch region towards the North and Western parts of the country. This will help in the socio – economic development of these regions.