Hyderabad–Khokhrapar Branch Line
|Hyderabad–Khokhrapar Branch Line|
|Native name||حیدرآباد - کھوکھراپار فرعی ریلوے خط|
حيدرآباد ـ کوکراپار ريلوي لائين
|Line length||211 km (131 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||105 km/h (65 mph) (Current)|
160 km/h (99 mph) (Proposed Upgrade)
Hyderabad–Khokhrapar Branch Line (Urdu: حیدرآباد - کھوکھراپار فرعی ریلوے خط, Sindhi: حيدرآباد - کوکراپار ريلوي لائين) is one of several branch lines in Pakistan, operated and maintained by Pakistan Railways. The line begins from Kotri Junction station and ends at Zero Point station. The total length of this railway line is 211 kilometers (131 mi). There are 23 railway stations from Kotri Junction to Zero Point.
The Hyderabad–Khokhrapar Branch Line was originally built as part of the Hyderabad–Jodhpur Railway in 1892. The first section from Hyderabad to Shadipalli opened in 1892 and was originally constructed as a 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge railway line (this first section was also known as the Hyderabad–Umarkot Railway). In 1901, the first section was converted to 1,000 mm (3 ft 3+3⁄8 in) metre gauge where it joined the second section between Shadipalli and Luni and on wards to Jodhpur. In February 2006, the entire Hyderabad–Khokhrapar line was re-converted again back to the original to 1676 mm broad gauge line.
The stations on this line are as follows:
- Kotri Junction
- Hyderabad Junction
- Tando Jam
- Tajpur Nasarpur Road
- Rashidabad Halt
- Tando Allahyar
- Mirpur Khas
- Jamrao Junction
- Abdullahabad Halt
- Pithoro Junction
- Faqir Turko Mangrio
- Dhoro Naro
- Sadhar Halt
- Sumrasar Halt
- New Chhor
- Zero Point
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