Dharmapuri railway station

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Dharmapuri
தர்மபுரி
Regional rail, Light rail & Heavy rail station
Location Durai Samy Gouder St, 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) Omalur-Dharmapuri-Bengaluru 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; 110 years ago (1906-01-16)
Rebuilt 2011; 5 years ago (2011)
Electrified Construction
Traffic
Passengers More than 2,500 perday

Dharmapuri Junction is a railway junction situated in the centre of the city of Dharmapuri, also 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 airport is situated at salem domestic airport which is not functional. The nearest international airport is Kempegowda International Airport situated about 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.

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