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Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway

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1855 The Bombay, Baroda, and Central India Railway (BB&CI) was a company incorporated to construct a railway line between Bombay and Vadodara in India.

1864 The BB&CI completed the work in 1864.

1865 The Bombay-Surat-Baroda-Ahmedabad route was complete

1867 The first suburban railway in India was started by BB&CI, operating between Virar and Colaba, a station in Bombay Backbay

1905 December 31st Ownership of the BBCIR passed to the Government of India (GoI) and a new company formed to manage the BBCIR under a contract agreed in 1907 and revised in 1913.

Management of the BBCIR passed to the GoI on 1 January 1942.

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