Chengannur railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Chengannur
चेंगन्नुर
Indian Railway Station
Chengannur Railway Station.jpg
Location SH10, Chengannur, Kerala, India
Coordinates 9°19′10″N 76°36′30″E / 9.31944°N 76.60833°E / 9.31944; 76.60833Coordinates: 9°19′10″N 76°36′30″E / 9.31944°N 76.60833°E / 9.31944; 76.60833
Elevation 6 metres (20 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Line(s) Kayamkulam Junction-Kottayam-Ernakulam Junction
Platforms 3
Tracks 5
Connections Private Bus Stand, KSRTC Bus Depot, Autorickshaw stand, Taxi stand
Construction
Parking Available
Other information
Station code CNGR
Fare zone Southern Railway Zone (India)
History
Opened 1958; 59 years ago (1958)
Electrified Yes
Route map
km
Up arrowto Aluva
3 Ernakulam D Cabin
0 Ernakulam Junction
10 Tripunithura
LowerLeft arrowto Alappuzha
14 Chottanikkara Road
17 Mulanturutti
22 Kanjiramittam
29 Piravom Road
35 Vaikom Road
38 Kaduturutti Halt
42 Kuruppanthara
49 Ettumanur
56 Kumaranallur
60 Kottayam
67 Chingavanam
78 Changanacherry
86 Tiruvalla
95 Chengannur
101 Cheriyanad
107 Mavelikara
UpperLeft arrowto Alappuzha
115 Kayamkulam Junction
121 Ochira
129 Karunagappalli
136 Sasthamkotta
139 Munroturuttu
147 Perinad
Right arrowto Punalur
Kallumthazham Overpass
Chemmanmukku Overpass
156 Kollam Junction Bus interchange
Down arrowto Thiruvananthapuram Central

Chengannur railway station is an 'A category' station located at Chengannur in Indian state of Kerala. It is one of the busiest stations in the Thiruvananthapuram Central-Kollam Junction-Kottayam-Ernakulam route, primarily due to the Sabarimala pilgrims. The station is managed by Southern Railway under the Thiruvananthapuram Railway division.

History[edit]

Chengannur rail link came into existence in 1958 when Ernakulam - Kottayam meter gauge railway line was extended to Kollam Junction.The railway line between Trivandrum Central and Ernakulam Junction via Kottayam was converted to broad gauge in 1976.

Significance[edit]

Chengannur railway station is the nearest rail station to reach famous pilgrimage places like Sabarimala, Pandalam, Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, Parumala Church and Maramon. The railway station has been declared as 'Gateway of Sabarimala' by Indian Railways in 2009. It serves the people of 3 districts - Alappuzha, Kollam and Pathanamthitta. The proposed Aranmula Airport is 11 km away from the station.[1]

Future expansion plans[edit]

Development plan for providing an Escalator for two platforms and Lift facility for Platform 2 is finalized and works has started in November 2013. A new line linking Chengannur with Thiruvananthapuram Central via Adoor, Pandalam and Kottarakara is awaiting approval from the Planning Commission. Another line to Pampa via Pathanamthitta has also been proposed. After the new line materializes, there would be 2 stations at Adoor and Pandalam.[2]

A sub-urban service connecting Chengannur to Trivandrum is under consideration.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Better amenities sought for Sabarimala pilgrims". The Hindu. 10 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Malayalam Manorama Issue-918 date:21-09-2016