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broad gauge

n.
1. A distance between the rails of a railroad track that is greater than the standard width of 56 1/2 inches (143.5 centimeters).
2. A locomotive, car, or railway line of this gauge.

broad gauge

n
(Railways) a railway track with a greater distance between the lines than the standard gauge of 56 inches (about 1.44 metres) used now by most mainline railway systems
adj
(Railways) of, relating to, or denoting a railway having this track
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Noun1.broad gauge - a railroad track (or its width) broader than the standard 56.5 inches
railroad track, railway, railroad - a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track"
gauge - the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
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3 -- The joint venture (JV) IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company (IL&FS Engineering Services) has bagged a contract from Rail Vikas Nigam (RVNL), Chennai for construction of a new Broad Gauge Railway Line in Kadapa and Nellore districts of Andhra Pradesh.
3 -- IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company Limited (IL&FS Engineering Services) joint venture (JV) has won a contract from Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), Chennai for construction of a new Broad Gauge Railway Line in Kadapa and Nellore districts of Andhra Pradesh.
i) Construction of canal as a water carrier capacity 300 cusecs (Makhi Farash Link Canal Project, Chotiari Phase-II); (ii) Construction of 50 cusecs drainage and effluent channel from mining area of Thar Block II; (iii) Improving, widening of Karachi to Thar road (360 km); (iv) Laying transmission network up to Thar coalfields; and (v) Laying broad gauge railway up to Thar coalfields.
Similarly, we have asked Railways Pakistan Railways Advisory Consultancy Services (PRACS) to prepare feasibility for laying a broad gauge railway track to link Karachi to Thar coal field via Badin.
ON THE RAILS: Among the attractions worth paying a visit to this summer is Didcot Railway Centre where you can see steam locomotives in the original engine shed as well as a reconstruction of Brunel's broad gauge railway.
In part to overcome defence and security concerns, the British decided to build a broad gauge railway line up the Khyber, entirely for resupply reasons and not as some form of transport between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Tenders are invited for Supply, Installation And Commissioning Of Lifting Barrier Arrangement At Level Crossing Gate And Other Ancillary Works From Jaynagar To Kurtha In Connection With Gauge Conversion And Construction Of New Broad Gauge Railway Line From Jaynagar(India) To Bardibas(Nepal)
He requested Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge to provide adequate budgetary provision for timely completion of the Nangal-Talwara broad gauge railway line.
While a Parsuram Express was started from Kolkata to ferry pilgrims by former Lohit DC PS Lokhande, a survey of 122 km Rupai-Parshuram Kund broad gauge railway line was complete at the initiative of Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries, while preliminary engineering-traffic survey for the Parsuram Kund-Tezu-Pasighat by NF Railways is in progress at the request of GoAP, according to DC RK Sharma.