Dharmapuri railway station

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Dharmapuri
தர்மபுரி
Regional rail, Light rail & Heavy rail station
Location Railway Station Broadway road, Indira nagar, Dharmapuri, Dharmapuri district, Tamil Nadu
India
Coordinates 12°07′33″N 78°09′15″E / 12.1258°N 78.1542°E / 12.1258; 78.1542Coordinates: 12°07′33″N 78°09′15″E / 12.1258°N 78.1542°E / 12.1258; 78.1542
Elevation 467 metres (1,532 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by South Western Railway zone
Line(s)
  • Bengaluru-Dharmapuri-Omalur line
  • Dharmapuri-Morapur-jolarpettai line(Branch line of jolarpettai-shoranur line)
Platforms 3
Tracks 5
Connections Auto rickshaw stand, Taxi stand
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Yes
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code DPJ
Zone(s) South Western Railway zone
Division(s) Bangalore
History
Opened January 16, 1906; 111 years ago (1906-01-16)
Rebuilt 2011; 6 years ago (2011)
Electrified Under construction
Traffic
Passengers More than 5,000 perday. (Yes)

Dharmapuri Junction is a railway station situated in the Mid part of the Dharmapuri city, which is the headquarters of the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu. It has been administered by the South Western Railway Zone, included in the Bangalore railway division that was transferred over from the Southern Railway Zone.

Location and Layout[edit]

The railway station is located on the Railway station broadway road accessible by the Duraisamy Road and the Railway junction road situated at close proximity to the Rural/urban bus terminals, collector office, city market, city bazzar, TNSTC bus depot and the taluk office. And just 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) from Government Dharmapuri medical college and hospital. The nearest international airport is Kempegowda International Airport situated in Bengaluru about and distance of 170 kilometres (110 mi) from the station.

The station is located at a height of 462 metres (1,516 ft) above sea level and has 3 platforms within its vicinity. And the station is an eco friendly station with lots of trees. It is a part of the Omalur Junction-Bangalore City railway line and it is a main stoppage for the trains passing through the line. A new line between Dharmapuri to Morappur which measures about 36 kilometres (22 mi) has been proposed by Indian Railway Budget 2016-2017.

Facilities[edit]

  • Computerised reservation centre
  • IRCTC food stall
  • Train running status locator
  • RO water
  • Valet parking area
  • ATM&Boarding house
  • Waiting hall
  • Digital board for train details
  • Train announcement services.

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