The Udaipur-Ahmedabad broadgauge is long awaited and the travellers are likely to avail the facilites by the end of 2020. The track work gained progress in the past few years and a trial was taken from Udaipur to Kharwa recently.
On 4th January the CRS work will be carried out for a distance of 25 kilometres. Trains from Dungarpur to Ahmedabad are also likely to start in the beginning of financial year 2020-21. The track work is being done on war-footing. Merely 10 percent of the work needs to completed, as per information received from authentic sources.
The only issue coming up is that of water bodies between Raipur and Dungarpur. This issue needs to be tackled at the earliest as there is a broadgauge line crossing over these ponds and special bridges were also built but pitching work somehow is taking time due to water underneath.
The line from Udaipur to Ahmedabad is 299 kms long. Out of these 299 kms, 209 kms are being taken care of by North-Western railways. The rest of the distance is under Western railways. From Udaipur to Himmatnagar, the work is being done slowly under North-Western railways. When the work for broadgauge commenced in 2017, the metre gauge was closed down and since then people are looking forward for the earliest completion of work for their travel.