International Links from India

by Mohan Bhuyan

This is a list of rail links with India's immediate neighbours, which are operational or which could be made operational fairly easily. For more information on international connections from India, including discussions of connectivity to central and south-east Asia and Europe, see the Indian Railways FAQ.

Links to Pakistan

India: Last station / Last major station State Pakistan: Last station / Last major station Province Gauge Status Remarks
Munabao Rajasthan Khokhrapar Sindh BG/MG Renovated in 2005, opened for commercial service Feb. 17, 2006. Once a through MG line, Indian side is now BG, with Pakistani side partly BG and partly dual-gauge BG/MG.
Attari Punjab Wagah Punjab BG Operational Only active cross border link with weekly Samjhauta Express and occasional goods
Hindumalkote / Abohar Punjab Qassamwala / Mandi Sadiqganj Punjab BG On the 74km section from Amruka to Bahawalnagar, only one station, Mandi Sadiqganj (McLeod Ganj), is currently [5/05] operational. The spur from Mandi Sadiq Ganj is closed. Fort Abbas - Yazman - Samasatta was partially dismantled during World War II.
Chananwala / Fazilka Punjab Amruka Punjab BG Condition of alignment unknown. Spur to Chananwala from Fazilka is unused
Hussainiwala / Firozepur Punjab Ganda Sindhwan / Kasur Punjab BG Spur from Kasur Jn in Pak is closed Bridge over River Sutlej reportedly destroyed in war, but it seems entirely feasible to rebuild it.
Khem Karan Punjab Kasur Tabail / Kasur Punjab BG Spur from Kasur Jn in Pak is closed
Dera Baba Nanak / Amritsar Punjab Jassar / Narowal Punjab BG Condition of Bridge over River Ravi is unknown
Suchetgarh / Jammu Jammu & Kashmir ? / Sialkot Punjab BG Jammu Tawi - Suchetgarh line in India has been dismantled completely, but the old alignment may be useable for the future.

Links to Bangladesh

Last India Station State Last Bangladesh Station District Gauge Status Remarks
Petrapole West Bengal Benapole Jessore BG Operational for Goods
Gede West Bengal Darsana Kushtia BG Operational for Goods Passenger Service from Sealdah to Dhaka proposed via Bongobandhu Bridge over Brahmaputra
Singhabad West Bengal Rahanpur Rajshahi BG Condition of alignment unknown
Radhikapur West Bengal Biral Dinajpur MG Condition of alignment unknown
Haldibari West Bengal Chilahati Rangpur BG Condition of alignment unknown
Changrabandha West Bengal Burimari Rangpur MG Condition of alignment unknown Indian section from New Mal Jn to Changrabandha is now an isolated MG line, no service in 2004 timetable
Maishashan Assam Shahabajpur Sylhet MG Condition of alignment unknown Active road crossing exists nearby

Connections to Nepal

Last India Station State Last Nepal Station District Gauge Status Remarks
Raxaul Jn Bihar Sirsiya Parsa BG Operational for Goods Mostly container traffic from Kolkata Port to ICD at Birganj, Nepal
Jaynagar Bihar Khajuri Dhanusa NG Operational for Passenger Services Only Jaynagar-Janakpur-Bizalpura service is operated by Nepal Railways

Note 1: Station names within parentheses indicate nearest currently operational station.

Note 2: This chart does not include cross border lines where a substantial part is closed or abandoned on either side of the border, e.g. erstwhile Jammu to Sialkot Railway