The Konkan Railway (Railway Symbol:KR) is a zone of the Indian Railways which operates along the Konkan coast of India.
KR does not have divisions like the other Indian Railway, however, it has two regions with headquarters at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra and Karwar in Karnataka. The Ratnagiri region extends from Roha to Sawantwadi, while the Karwar region extends from Pernem to Thokur (the latter being where Southern Railway begins, a few stations north of Mangalore).
The route is a single-line track, and is not electrified yet. It has been designed for high-speed traffic (160 km/h). It is open to goods and passenger traffic. The route, which runs parallel to the Arabian Sea coastline, offers some of the most spectacular views of any Indian rail journey.
Note: Although KR is currently single-line, KR and South Western Railway lines run parallel from Majorda to Madgaon, making that section a double-line.
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