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VG/Viramgam Junction (5 PFs)
વિરમગામ જંક્શન     वीरमगाम जंक्शन

Track: Construction - Double-Line Electrification

Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 5
Number of Halting Trains: 114
Number of Originating Trains: 4
Number of Terminating Trains: 4
Junction Point - ADI/BLRD/MSH/SIOB Viramgam
State: Gujarat
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Elevation: 29 m above sea level
Zone: WR/Western
Division: Ahmedabad
 
 
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Sep 03 2017 (12:41)  Railway's meter gauge Botad track to be closed from September 15 (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 314477   Blog Entry# 2398189     
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Sep 03 2017 (12:41)
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Sep 03 2017 (12:41)
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Sep 03 2017 (12:41)
Station Tag: Viramgam Junction/VG added by I WANT UJJAIN TO BE MADE AS TERMINAL/1458461

Sep 03 2017 (12:41)
Station Tag: Ahmedabad Junction/ADI added by I WANT UJJAIN TO BE MADE AS TERMINAL/1458461

Sep 03 2017 (12:41)
Station Tag: Rajkot Junction/RJT added by I WANT UJJAIN TO BE MADE AS TERMINAL/1458461

Sep 03 2017 (12:41)
Station Tag: Jamnagar/JAM added by I WANT UJJAIN TO BE MADE AS TERMINAL/1458461

Sep 03 2017 (12:41)
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Sep 03 2017 (12:41)
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Sep 03 2017 (12:41)
Station Tag: Sabarmati Junction/SBT added by I WANT UJJAIN TO BE MADE AS TERMINAL/1458461

Sep 03 2017 (12:41)
Station Tag: Sabarmati Junction/SBI added by I WANT UJJAIN TO BE MADE AS TERMINAL/1458461

Sep 03 2017 (12:41)
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Sep 03 2017 (12:41)
Station Tag: Botad MG/BTDF added by I WANT UJJAIN TO BE MADE AS TERMINAL/1458461
 
 
AHMEDABAD: Indian Railway has decided to stop train movement from September 15 on the meter gauge Sabarmati-Botad and Sabarmati-Ranuja tracks for gauge conversion work.
The tracks were approved for conversion in 2007 and later railway minister Mamata Banerjee had ordered a survey in 2010. The conversion will help cut travel time to Bhavnagar. "It is possible that trains starting from Porbandar would also run on the new Ahmedabad-Bhavnagar track via Botad. Currently, these trains take the Jamnagar-Rajkot-Viramgam route for Ahmedabad," said a railway official.
Four to five mail and express trains are likely
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There were 2 MG intercity trains between ADI & Bhavnagar via Botad, i.e. Shetrunji Exp and its complementary express which have been discontinued as part of the route (Botad-Bhavnagar has been converted in to BG long back). The two trains shaould be introduced after guage conversion of ADI-Botad MG section.

Zyada trains is track se nahin jaayengi aur diverted to bahut hi kam kyunki tab tak Botad-Surendranagar-Ahmedabad track electrified hoga aur SUNR-ADI FEDL.
Jul 13 2015 (21:32)  Gateway Rail Freight to set up ICD in Gujarat for Rs85 crore - Livemint (www.livemint.com)
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Jul 13 2015 (9:32PM)
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Mumbai: Gateway Rail Freight Ltd, a unit of port-based logistics company Gateway Distriparks Ltd, will set up its fourth Inland Container Depot (ICD) at Viramgam near Ahmedabad in Gujarat for Rs.85 crore.
An ICD is a facility that handles and stores containers carried under customs control away from the ports. It is also known as dry port.
This terminal will be on the confluence point of the two double stack routes between its flagship hub at Garhi Harsaru in Gurgaon, Haryana and two main ports on the west coast at Mundra and Pipavav
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in Gujarat, the company said in a statement on Monday.
“The company will soon start construction of railway siding and its container yard. It is expected to be operational within a year. The company has all the necessary regulatory approvals from Western Railway for this purpose,” it said.
The company will be able to save rail haulage charges up to 8-10% while this proposed ICD will improve capital efficiency and correct the imbalances of container transportation citing its double stack routes, said Sachin Bhanushali, chief executive officer at Gateway Rail.
Towards this facility, Gateway Rail has acquired 35 acres of land for developing the second hub for its container train services. The railway hub terminal will be built over 25 acres of land and initially will have a capacity to handle two trains simultaneously.
It will have a capacity to handle 150,000 TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units of containers) annually.
The balance 10-acre land will be used for developing an ICD to cater to the needs of Gujarat.
Prem Kishan Gupta, chairman and managing director of Gateway Rail, said this will be the company’s fourth ICD and will provide world class service to Gujarat trade besides cost optimisation efforts by way of double stack operations between Garhi and Viramgam terminal.
In January, parent Gateway Distriparks said it will sell shares of its units Gateway Rail via an initial public offer (IPO).
Gateway Distriparks had said in response to a notice received from private equity firm Blackstone GPV Capital Partners’ letter dated 16 January that the firm will initiate steps necessary for the IPO.
In November 2009, New York-based Blackstone Group Lp had invested Rs.300 crore in Gateway Rail Freight.
Blackstone had said it will acquire between 37.3% and 49.9% of Gateway Rail in preferential shares based on certain performance parameters.
Gateway Distriparks could buy back the shares at the end of five years from the date of investment or Blackstone could sell it back to Gateway Distriparks at the end of 10 years.
Gateway Distriparks’ did not disclose details of the equity stake by Blackstone or timeframe for the IPO.
Jun 30 2015 (14:06)  Work Description Construction of Station building, staff quarters and various structures at Sihori and Khemana in connection with Patan- Bhildi New BG line part of Bhildi â??Viramgam Gauge Conversion Project. (www.wr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Jun 30 2015 (2:06PM)
Station Tag: Viramgam Junction/VG added by Immortal unending relentless constant thats me/229469

Jun 30 2015 (2:06PM)
Station Tag: Bhildi Junction/BLDI added by Immortal unending relentless constant thats me/229469
 
 
Tender for works related to Bhildi Viramgam Gauge conversion
Feb 04 2015 (13:10)  Viramgam-Surendranagar double track railway line to roll out soon (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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Feb 04 2015 (1:10PM)
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RAJKOT: In a major relief to passengers travelling to and from Saurashtra, the work on the 65km double tracks between Viramgam and Surendranagar is likely to be completed in four months.
"The work is under progress and it will soon be ready for operation. Once the double tracks between Viramgam and Surendranagar is ready, it will help maintain punctuality of trains coming and going from the Rajkot division. If we have double tracks, train services will not be affected while carrying out maintenance work of the tracks," Vinay Babtiwale, divisional railway manager of the Rajkot division, told TOI.
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said that doubling of tracks will help railways extend trains to Surendranagar and Rajkot in future.
"There are many trains that currently terminate at Ahmedabad. These can be extended to Surendranagar and Rajkot stations to provide more connectivity between Rajkot and other cities of Saurashtra," said an insider.
On Monday, S K Sood, general manager of the Western Railways, conducted annual inspection of the Rajkot division along with his team comprising of senior officers.
During his visit, various representatives met him and demanded more trains to Rajkot. He assured that the Railways would consider their representations.
Meanwhile, a proposal of the Rajkot division was pending with the ministry of Railways for doubling of tracks between Surendranagar and Rajkot.
"We had sent the proposal three years ago to the central government. It is a Rs 1,300 crore project and if sanctioned will give major boost to the region both in terms of passengers and goods transport," said a senior official.

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65 % of Rajkot to Ahmadabad regular passengers can utilize this as additional service.
Nov 04 2014 (18:07)  special trains between Bandra Terminus & Bhuj stations (irctcnews.in)
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Nov 04 2014 (6:07PM)
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Station Tag: Samakhiali Junction/SIOB added by irctcinblogspotcom/879948

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Nov 04 2014 (6:07PM)
Train Tag: Bandra T - Bhuj Poonam Special/09031 added by irctcinblogspotcom/879948
 
 
Train No.09031 Bandra (T)-Bhuj Express will depart from Bandra(T) at 23.45 hrs o­n 05thNovember,2014 and will arrive Bhuj at 15.40 hrs next day.. Similarly, train no 09032 Bhuj-Bandra(T) Express will depart from Bhuj at 17.50 hrs o­n 06thNovember,2014 and will arrive Bandra(T) at 12.00 hrs next day.
The train will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Vadodara, Anand, Nadiad, Ahmedabad , Viramgam, Dhrangdhra, Samakhyali and Gandhidham stations in both the directions.
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