Karaikudi Junction railway station

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Karaikkudi Junction
Express train and Passenger train Station
LocationAriyakudi Road, Karaikkudi, Tamil Nadu
India
Coordinates10°04′04″N 78°47′33″E / 10.0678°N 78.7924°E / 10.0678; 78.7924Coordinates: 10°04′04″N 78°47′33″E / 10.0678°N 78.7924°E / 10.0678; 78.7924
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouthern Railway zone
Line(s)Thiruvarur-Karaikudi Main Line TiruchirappalliManamadurai
Platforms5
Tracks6
ConnectionsTaxi, Auto rickshaw
Construction
Structure typeAt–grade
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeKKDI
Zone(s) Southern Railway Zone
Division(s) Madurai
Fare zoneIndian Railways
History
Opened1 july 1930 ;88 years ago
Rebuilt2008; 11 years ago (2008)
ElectrifiedNo
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
Southern Railway zone
Route map
km
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Goods Shed Road overpass
0 Tiruchirappalli Junction
Junction overpass
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to Tiruchi Junction rail yard
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TPJ
MDU
limits
13 Kumaramangalam
22 Thondaimanallur
29 Keeranur
30 Kulathur
36 Narthamalai
42 Vellanur
53 Pudukkottai
59 Namanasamudram
69 Tirumayam
79 Chettinad
84 Kottaiyur
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90 Karaikkudi Junction
95 Devakottai Road
108 Kallal
125 Panangudi
127 Nattrasankottai
132 Sivaganga
142 Melakkonnakkulam
151 Manamadurai East
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153 Manamadurai Junction
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Location
Karaikkudi railway station is located in Tamil Nadu
Karaikkudi railway station
Karaikkudi railway station
Location in Tamil Nadu

Karaikkudi Junction railway station is a junction is a major rail head located in Karaikkudi town, serving the people of Sivaganga District in Tamil Nadu.[1]

Overview[edit]

The station was constructed as a part of PudukkottaiManamadurai Junction railway line during the 1930s. Being a junction station, three rail lines emerge from the station, one towards Tiruchirappalli Junction,[2] another to Thiruthuraipoondi junction[3] and the third and final one Manamadurai Junction.[4][5][6]

Administration[edit]

It falls under the operational limits of Madurai railway division of the Southern Railway Zone and it is a major as well as an important passing station present on the Tiruchirappalli- Manamadurai railway line.[4][7]

Services[edit]

Karaikudi is well connected with the capital city Chennai. Most of the trains bound to Chennai, Manamadurai, Rameswaram and Kanyakumari from Tiruchirappalli passes through this station, with every trains have a stoppage here for a minimum of 5–10 minutes.[4]

New Rail line Proposal[edit]

Madurai-Melur-Tirupattur-Karaikudi New BG Line: As sanctioned by Railway Board in the year 2007-08, Survey was taken & the report has been submitted to Railway Board on 29/07/2008. Then updating survey was sanctioned in the year 2013-14 and the survey report was submitted to Railway board on 27/11/2014. Railway Board has shelved the proposal at present. Decision of Railway Board is awaited.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Madurai Division System Map" (PDF). Southern Railway. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Broad gauge line inauguration today". The Hindu. 19 May 2007. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  3. ^ R. Rajaram (14 July 2011). "Karaikudi–Tiruvarur section inspected". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Nod for rail traffic between Karaikudi and Manamadurai". The Hindu. Chennai. 26 June 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Virudhunagar-Manamadurai BG track to be ready by April". The Hindu. 17 February 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  6. ^ S. Chidambaram (7 September 2013). "Virudhunagar-Karaikudi passenger service to begin today". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Karaikudi and Manaparai stations to get ATMs soon". The Hindu. 3 January 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2014.