Korukkupet railway station

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Korukkupet
கொருக்குப்பேட்டை
Station of Chennai Suburban Railway and Southern Railways
Location Korukkupet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates 13°7′14″N 80°16′42″E / 13.12056°N 80.27833°E / 13.12056; 80.27833Coordinates: 13°7′14″N 80°16′42″E / 13.12056°N 80.27833°E / 13.12056; 80.27833
Owned by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s) North line of Chennai Suburban Railway
Construction
Structure type Standard on-ground station
Parking Available
Other information
Station code KOK
Fare zone Southern Railways
History
Electrified 13 April 1979[1]
Previous names South Indian Railway

Korukkupet railway station is one of the railway station of the Chennai CentralGummidipoondi section of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network. It serves the neighbourhood of Korukkupet, a suburb of Chennai, and is located 4 km north of Chennai Central railway station. It has an elevation of 7 m above sea level.

History[edit]

Korukkupet railway station is the first railway station located north of the diamond junction of the city's railway network. The lines at the station were electrified on 13 April 1979, with the electrification of the Chennai Central–Gummidipoondi section.[1]

Developments[edit]

In 2007, a road overbridge project to replace the level crossing No. 1[2] was sanctioned at a cost of 140 million. Work commenced in 2009, and is expected to be completed by end 2012.[3]

However, the station lacks several basic facilities.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "IR Electrification Chronology up to 31.03.2004". History of Electrification. IRFCA.org. Retrieved 17 Nov 2012. 
  2. ^ Kumar, N. Vinoth (29 September 2012). "Girder-laying work to hit train services on Sunday". The New Indian Express. Chennai: Express Publications. Retrieved 20 Nov 2012. 
  3. ^ Varma, M. Dinesh (29 September 2012). "Work on Korukkupet bridge trundles ahead". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. Retrieved 20 Nov 2012. 
  4. ^ "Suburban railway stations need more facilities". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. 18 March 2011. Retrieved 20 Nov 2012. 

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