The gauge conversion work between Jagudan-Mahesana over the Ahmedabad Division has been completed, and a new double line has been opened for traffic.
The Sabarmati-Jagudan section of this section was opened to traffic in 2022.
The entire Ahmedabad – Mahesana Gauge Conversion project has now been completed and commissioned, with the completion of the Jagudan – Mahesana portion.
According to railway officials, the new double line between Jagudan and Mahesana is now open for traffic at a speed of 90 kmph.
As grade separators, the new section includes one major bridge, 16 minor bridges, and eight underpasses.
According to officials, this section is completely free of Level Crossings, which has improved the safety of both rail passengers and road users. The project was completed at a cost of Rs 620 crore.
An additional 644-meter-long platform has also been installed at Mahesana railway station, bringing the total number of lines from 5 to 14.
Apart from it, dedicated 2 loop lines with platforms, One goods siding of 750m length with 15 m wide RCC platform have also been added.
Officials said that the work of connection of the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFCCIL) with Indian Railways at Mahesana towards New Bhandu with new line of 800 m has also been completed by Western Railway’s Construction Team between February 8 and February 28 this year
Gauge converted line has facilitated an additional line between Ahmedabad & Mahesana section resulting in reduced travel time for the passengers.
This section is part of an important BG route between Ahmedabad & Delhi serving Western India, including ports on the Western coast.
This important section’s freight carrying capacity will be increased because it is linked to DFCCIL’s western freight corridor at Mahesana.
This project will improve train movement and help to decongest the busy Ahmedabad-Delhi route.