a) Salient Physical Features :-

i)  PHYSICAL FEATURES

Located in Kutch region of state of Gujarat (India) connecting Ports of Kandla and Mundra to rest of Indian Railways' broad gauge network system.

ii)  TRACK

Rails

Palanpur to Gandhidham 52 kg rails Main Line track New 1st class
Loop Line track Second hand

Sleepers

Palanpur to Samakhiali Main Line 60 kg PSC sleepers M+7 density
Loop Line 60 kg PSC sleepers M+4 density
Samakhiali to Gandhidham Main Line 60 kg PSC sleepers M+8 density

Fittings

Class - I fittings - ERC clips, GR pads, Metal liners in mid section and GFN liners in station yards.

Ballast

Main Line 300 mm cushion
Loop Line 250 mm cushion


iii)  BRIDGES

Major Bridges           –       19
Minor Bridges           –     339
Road Over Bridges  –       04
Road Under Bridge –       01
                                            363


iv)  
LEVEL CROSSINGS

Manned         –      80
Unmanned   –    134
                              213


v)  
RULING GRADIENT

1 in 150


vi)  
NUMBER OF CURVES

66 with max. 40


vii)  
ROUTE

"D" route


viii)  
INTERCHANGE POINTS

a.Palanpur, Samakhiali & Gandhidham with Ahmedabad Division of Western Railway.
b.Bhildi with Jodhpur Division of North-Western Railway.


ix)  
SIGNALING

3 aspects Color Light Signaling.


x)  
TRAIN CONTROLLING

Absolute Block System.


xi)  
MAXIMUM SECTIONAL SPEED

100 kmph.


xii)  
LINE CAPACITY

21 trains each way.


xiii)  
INTERLOCKING

Token less Standard-III interlocking with Central Panel.


xiv)  
TRAIN MOBILE COMMUNICATION

VHF sets with Drivers, Guards and Stations staff for online direct communication.


xv)  
STATIONS

Block stations     -  33
Halt stations      -      2


b) List of Stations & Their Code & Distance:

  Name of Stations Station   Code       km
from  PNU
1. PALANPUR PNU 0
2. CHADOTAR – Halt CDQ 7.27
3. CHANDISAR CDS 13.36
4. RASANA – Halt RSNA 19.54
5. DISA DISA 27.54
6. LORWADA LW 36.16
7. BHILDI BLDI 45.50
8. JASALI JSI 56.10
9. DHANAKWADA DKW 64.84
10. DIYODAR DEOR 71.74
11. MITHA MITA 81.53
12. BHABHAR BAH 88.93
13. DEVGAM DVGM 100.75
14. RADHANPUR RDHP 113.43
15. PIPLEE PLE 121.70
16. VARAHI VRX 130.07
17. VAGHPURA VU 139.55
18. CHHANSARA CASA 146.93
19. SANTALPUR (Ldg Sdg.) SNLR 156.44
20. GARAMADI GM 164.03
21. PIPARALA PFL 172.52
22. LAKHPAT LAA 182.72
23. ADESAR(Ldg. Sdg.) AAR 189.02
24. BHUTAKIYA-BHIMASAR BUBR 198.43
25. PADAMPUR PDF 206.23
26. KIDIYANAGAR KYG 214.14
27. CHITROD COE 224.54
28. SHIVLAKHA SIA 231.87
29. LAKADIYA LKZ 239.17
30. SHAMAKHIYALI (Ldg.Sdg.) SIOB 247.73
31. VONDH VON 254.58
32. BHACHAU BCO 263.69
33. CHIRAI CHIB 276.81
34. BHIMASAR BMSB 286.88
35. GHANDHIDHAM GIM 300.81