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MYG/Miyagam Karjan Junction (2 PFs)
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Miyagam , Juna Bazar , Karjan , District - Vadodara , Pin Code - 391240 .
State: Gujarat


Zone: WR/Western   Division: Vadodara

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Sep 13 2018 (13:46) Asia’s first narrow-gauge rail line between Dhaboi-Miyagam in Gujarat to be converted to broad gauge (www.financialexpress.com)
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News Entry# 357453  Blog Entry# 3802980   
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Sep 13 2018 (13:46)
Station Tag: Miyagam Karjan Junction/MYG added by a2z~/1674352

Sep 13 2018 (13:46)
Station Tag: Dabhoi Junction/DB added by a2z~/1674352
While refusing to preserve the line as heritage, the Western Railway, which has jurisdiction over this line, wrote to the Railway Board stating that the project for converting this narrow gauge line into broad gauge line and linking it to the main line was sanctioned in the year 2011-12, and the work for that has already started.
Between Dhaboi and Miyagam in Gujarat is an Indian Railways line which is also said to be Asia’s first narrow-gauge line. However, soon this narrow-gauge line will be converted to braod gauge, reports IE. The line which has been operational since 19th century, does not add to present railway requirements. Earlier this year, the Railway Board decided to preserve this line as an invaluable piece
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of industrial heritage. However, recently, while refusing to preserve the line as heritage, the Western Railway, which has jurisdiction over this line, wrote to the Railway Board stating that the project for converting this narrow gauge line into broad gauge line and linking it to the main line was sanctioned in the year 2011-12, and the work for that has already started.
According to the report, the Western Railway argued that once the 33-km section is converted into broad gauge, it will help reduce congestion in Vadodara. The zone also informed that for this work, 13 tenders have been awarded, amounting to Rs 110 crore. This had been identified by the Railway Board and also four other lines connecting it, for preservation since they handle negligible traffic.
Western Railway stated that as the 33-km Dhaboi-Miyagam line has only two trains running every day, it is advised that this section should not be preserved as heritage line. Similarly, the zone has objected to preserving of the 51-km long Pratapnagar-Jambusar section, stating that this section has been sanctioned for gauge conversion. The Western Railway also claimed that if this line remains a narrow gauge, continuity of broad-gauge line from Bharuch/Dahesh to Chhota Udepur will be broken. However, the zone has agreed the preserving of three lines – 63 km long Bilimora-Waghai section, 38-km long Miyagam-Choranda-Malsar section and the 19-km long Choranda-Moti Koral section.
Other than some hill railways in India, the narrow-gauge lines are pretty much non-existent in the world. Indian Railways is making efforts to preserve them. All the above mentioned narrow gauge lines are in Gujarat of 204 km, were originally owned by the princely state’s Gaekwad Baroda State Railway.
Sep 13 2018 (06:59) Asia’s first narrow-gauge line in Gujarat set to broaden (indianexpress.com)
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News Entry# 357353  Blog Entry# 3801926   
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Sep 13 2018 (06:59)
Station Tag: Miyagam Karjan Junction/MYG added by a2z~/1674352

Sep 13 2018 (06:59)
Station Tag: Dabhoi Junction/DB added by a2z~/1674352
India is set to lose Asia’s first narrow-gauge railway line between Dhaboi and Miyagam in Gujarat, operational since the 19th Century. Considering its heritage value, and the fact that it does not add to present railway requirements in any significant way, the Railway Board in June had marked this line for preservation as an invaluable piece of industrial heritage.
But Western Railway, which has jurisdiction over this line, has refused to preserve it as heritage. It wrote to Railway Board this week, contending that the work of converting this line into broad gauge and linking it to the main line was sanctioned in 2011-12, and that portions of that work has already started.
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in favour of gauge conversion, the zone has said that once converted, this 33-km section will reduce congestion in Vadodara. A total 13 tenders for this work has been awarded, amounting to Rs 110 crore, the Western Railway stated. “After the completion of gauge conversion… it will permanently remove the bottleneck in Vadodara and will bring operational flexibility and punctuality,” the note to the ministry said.
The Railway Board, including Member (Engineering), Financial Commissioner, and Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani had identified this, as well as four other lines connecting it, for preservation since they handle negligible traffic.
Commercially working narrow-gauge lines are pretty much nonexistent in the world, other than some hill railways in India, and this is an effort by the Railways to save them from extinction. All the lines are in Gujarat, totalling 204 km, and were originally owned by the princely state’s Gaekwad Baroda State Railway.
The zonal railway had been asked for comments on feasibility of the proposed move. The 33-km Dhaboi-Miyagam line, for instance, has only two trains running every day. “Hence it is advised that this section should not be preserved as heritage line,” it has written.
Similarly, of the five lines identified for preservation, the Western Railway has objected to preserving the 51-km Pratapnagar-Jambusar section, arguing that this has been sanctioned for gauge conversion and if this line remains a narrow gauge, continuity of broad-gauge line from Bharuch/Dahesh to Chhota Udepur will be broken.
It has, however, agreed to preserving three smaller branch lines: 38-km Miyagam-Choranda-Malsar section; 19-km Choranda-Moti Koral; and 63-km Bilimora-Waghai section.
Western Railway has proposed that a 9.5-km section between Patalpani and Kalakund may be taken up for preservation as a narrow gauge line.
Sep 12 2018 (23:27) Gujarat: Asia’s First Narrow-Gauge Railway Line Which Opened In 1862 To Soon Become Broad-Gauge  About Swarajya Useful Links Participate Stay Connected (swarajyamag.com)
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News Entry# 357328  Blog Entry# 3801698   
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Sep 12 2018 (23:27)
Station Tag: Miyagam Karjan Junction/MYG added by a2z~/1674352

Sep 12 2018 (23:27)
Station Tag: Dabhoi Junction/DB added by a2z~/1674352
The 33-km Dabhoi-Miyagam line, India’s first narrow gauge railway stretch which started operations in 1862, is set to be broadened. The decision to broaden it was first announced just weeks after the Railways identified it as one of the five narrow gauge lines that can be preserved to promote heritage tourism.
This week, the Western Railways has written to the Railways Board highlighting that the work of converting this line into broad gauge and linking it to the main line was sanctioned in 2011-12, and that portions of the work have already started.
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line, which was closed on 15 July this year, was designed by a British engineer named A W Ford. When it started operation, coaches were pulled by oxen. However, steam engines were deployed in the year 1863, when Maharaja Khanderao of Baroda State purchased three steam locomotives built by Glasgow-based Neilson and Company.
Apart from this, the other lines which were identified for preservation are the Miyagam-Malsar line, the Charonda-Moti Karal line, the Pratap Nagar-Jambusar line and the Bilmora-Waghi line.
Now a days commercial narrow gauge lines are virtually non-existent, with the their usage being mainly restricted to tourist trails.
Sep 12 2018 (14:53) Dhaboi-Miyagam Narrow Gauge line in Gujarat set to broaden (www.railnews.in)
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News Entry# 357205  Blog Entry# 3800035   
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Sep 12 2018 (14:54)
Station Tag: Miyagam Karjan Junction/MYG added by a2z~/1674352

Sep 12 2018 (14:54)
Station Tag: Dabhoi Junction/DB added by a2z~/1674352
: India is set to lose Asia’s first narrow-gauge railway line between Dhaboi and Miyagam in Gujarat, operational since the 19th Century. Considering its heritage value, and the fact that it does not add to present railway requirements in any significant way, the Railway Board in June had marked this line for preservation as an invaluable piece of industrial heritage.
But Western Railway, which has jurisdiction over this line, has refused to preserve it as heritage. It wrote to Railway Board this week, contending that the work of converting this line into broad gauge and linking it to the main line was sanctioned in 2011-12, and that portions of that work has already started.
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in favour of gauge conversion, the zone has said that once converted, this 33-km section will reduce congestion in Vadodara. A total 13 tenders for this work has been awarded, amounting to Rs 110 crore, the Western Railway stated. “After the completion of gauge conversion… it will permanently remove the bottleneck in Vadodara and will bring operational flexibility and punctuality,” the note to the ministry said.
The Railway Board, including Member (Engineering), Financial Commissioner, and Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani had identified this, as well as four other lines connecting it, for preservation since they handle negligible traffic.
Commercially working narrow-gauge lines are pretty much nonexistent in the world, other than some hill railways in India, and this is an effort by the Railways to save them from extinction. All the lines are in Gujarat, totalling 204 km, and were originally owned by the princely state’s Gaekwad Baroda State Railway.

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Sep 12 2018 (14:56)
deepakrashikendra   2060 blog posts
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will decongest/bypass vadodara once the section is completed.

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Sep 12 2018 (14:57)
a2z
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Good News, it is better to plan for a better future rather than stinkingly sticking to glorious past
Jul 09 2018 (18:36) As the World Goes Gently By (indianexpress.com)
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News Entry# 345090  Blog Entry# 3615300   
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Jul 09 2018 (18:36)
Station Tag: Miyagam Karjan/MYG added by a2z~/1674352

Jul 09 2018 (18:36)
Station Tag: Dabhoi Junction/DB added by a2z~/1674352
Shortly after the rust-red train has pulled out of Karjan, a town in Vadodara district, it begins to slow down again. In the distance, a group of people are running towards it, cutting through green fields, flagging it down. The train, only four coaches long, slowly grinds to a halt.
It waits till the passengers walk up to the guard in one of the bogies, who hands out the Rs 10 tickets. And off it trundles again, with its cargo of housewives, peanut vendors and students. Life moves at a slow clip on the last of the five narrow gauge lines in the country — all of which began their life in 19th century Gujarat, and which the Indian Railways has decided
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to conserve. Every day, the Miyagam Karjan-Dabhoi train, for instance, runs from Karjan to the nearby town of Dabhoi and back, at a speed of 35 km per hour, completing the one-way distance of 33 km in one-and-a-half hours.
The line was a part of the Baroda State Railway’s first narrow gauge network, started in 1862 by the royal Gaekwad family. When it first started, the coaches were pulled by oxen. In 1873, as oxen were replaced by the steam engine, the line was relaid with stronger rails. Over a hundred years on, it remains one of the most preferred modes of transportation for people from the remote villages in the area. When the train stops at the tiny Parikha village, a group of women board the train, with bags of rice and wheat. Every second Sunday, they take the train to Dabhoi. “We don’t have the facility to grind wheat in our village. So we travel to Dabhoi by this train,” says Sumitra Koli, an agricultural labourer. Her views are seconded by Syed Imtiaz, who has been taking this train from Karjan for the last 30 years. He owns a small electronics shop in Dabhoi, which he visits at least twice a week. “A bus or a jeep costs at least Rs 30 from Karjan to Dabhoi. It is always more crowded and stops on the highway. This is a mere Rs 10 and the stoppages are within the villages rather than on the highway,” he says.
The train soon reaches an unmanned railway crossing near Nadda. There is no barricade or signal, but the train slows down and lets the cars go first. Memon Lateef Suleman, 68, boards the train at Nadda and gets down at Dabhoi, a daily 10-minute train ride that is a 30-year-old habit. The train is a cheap way to travel for someone who doesn’t make much selling salted nuts. “The train exists, so my work exists,” he says. The train, with a capacity of 200 passengers, almost always carries more than that number. Five trains run to and fro on the stretch every day, and almost 700 tickets are sold. But railway officials say that the sales have gone down, except for weekends and festivals. Not everyone is happy with life in the slow lane. Fatima Maniyar, 50, complains about the absence of a broad gauge line and says she has even approached the PMO  to start one on the route. “It is very time consuming to travel like this. We have to first travel from Bharuch to Karjan and then change to this train. There should be trains that connect Surat to Dabhoi.”
An eager-beaver of a passenger this Sunday is Divesh Soni, all of 11, who boasts that his fondness for the train comes from a definitive bit of personal history: he was born in it. Eleven years ago, his pregnant mother, expecting her second child, was travelling on the train with her sister to her parents’ home in Dabhoi, when she went into labour. She gave birth to Divesh, just after the train reached its destination and both the mother and son were then taken to the hospital. “We have heard that they are going to cancel this train, if that’s the case, we are even ready to protest and agitate. Travelling in this train is one of the fondest memories of my childhood and we want it to stay,” says his mother Sonal Soni, 35.
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