The historic passenger train running between Dabhoi and Chandod railway stations in the district on Thursday made its final run to make way for the conversion of narrow gauge line into broad gauge.
The train, which was launched way back in 1879, embarked on the last journey at its usual time at 8am. People thronged the station to witness its final journey.
“It was late king Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad III of the earstwhile princely state of Baroda, who got the Dabhoi-Chandod railway line constructed. It was inaugurated on April 15, 1879,” an official from Vadodara division of Western Railway said.
“Gaekwad had decided to lay this line after he came to know that over 1.5 lakh people visit Chandod town for taking a dip in the holy Narmada river,” he said.
According to official, the narrow gauge line will now be converted into broad gauge as part of project worth Rs 663 crore. The line will be extended up to Kevadiya from Chandod. Read More