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Railway Transport: Railway Gauges

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Railway Gauges

There are four different types of gauges in Indian railways. They are:

  • Broad Gauge (width is 1.676 m)
  • Meter Gauge (width is 1 m)
  • Narrow Gauge (width is 0.762 m)
  • Lift Gauge (width is 0.610 m)

Historically,

  • Narrow gauge was built in early days to handle light traffic with smaller locomotives and for sparsely populated areas where broad gauge would not be an economically viable solution.
  • Meter gauge is commonly seen in dense areas in west, south, east, and northeast India.
  • Broad gauge can handle heavier and faster traffic. Major port cities were connected by broad gauge to facilitate the export of raw …

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Railway Transport: Railways Locomotives (Engines) , Railway Zones

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Railways Locomotives (Engines)

  • Prior to Independence, railways used steam traction, which had had poor efficiency and caused environmental pollution.
  • To overcome these shortcomings diesel engines were introduced in 1950՚s. Diesel engines are made at Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) , Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) , Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (West Bengal) , and Tata Engineering and Locomotive Works, Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) .
  • Since diesel engines, also cause of environmental pollution Indian Railways is switching over to electric traction for all the important routes. In electrification process, priority has been given to high-density railway lines.

Railway Zones

Entire railway system is managed by Railway Board. Railway netw…

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