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Western Railway has a multi-faceted traffic pattern of inward, outward and cross traffic, and all these patterns co-exist in substantial portions. The originating and terminating traffic profile  is detailed below:

Broad Gauge


                    The major commodities constituting this stream of traffic include:

Coal for power houses in Gujarat & Maharashtra .

Food grain for export via ports on Gujarat coast or unloading at major goods sheds.



Iron & Steel




                    This stream comprises :

  • Petroleum products loaded from refineries in Vadodara ( Gujarat  Refinery), Rajkot (Reliance Refinery and ESSAR Refinery), and form goods sheds of  Mangaliagaon in Ratlam and Imported POL from Kandla Port.

  • Cement from Chitaurgarh cluster of cement plants, and Adri, Pipavav & Ranavav in Bhavnagar division.

  • Fertilizer is loaded from KRIBHCO and GNFC in Baroda Division, and GSFC in Baroda and Rajkot Divisions and IFFCO in Ahmedabad & Gandhidham Area.

  • Imported Fertilizer from Kandla Port, Mundra Port, Windmill, Gandhidham & Pipavav Port.

  • Imported coal is loaded from the ports of Mundra Port, Navlakhi Port and Dahej Port for Gujarat Electricity Board powerhouses on Western Railway  and for Dadri, Unchahar, Yamunanagar,  Panipat, Panki, Paricha, Vindhyachal, Tanda, Rihand etc Power Houses in North India.

  • Salt.

  • Chemicals 

  • Iron & Steel

  • Vegetable Oil

  • DOC.

  • Containers.

  • Gypsum



                    Western Railway is also catering to port traffic on Gujarat coast. The important ports with rail connectivity are

  • Kandla

  • Mundra Port

  • Windmill.

  • Navlakhi.

  • Pipavav

  • Dahej Port

  • Tuna Port



ISO containers are loaded at Mundra Port, Pipavav Port to TKD/DDL/DER/SBI.. & from Sabarmati, Vadodara and Ratlam to JNPT on Central Railway,

Domestic containers are loaded from Khodiyar, Morvi and many other goods shed.

Source : Western Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 19-02-2016  

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