Nagercoil Junction railway station
|Regional rail, Light rail & Commuter rail|
Main Building of the station
|Location||Railway Feeder Rd, Kottar, Nagercoil. PIN - 629 002, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
|Elevation||38 metres (125 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Southern Railway Zone|
|Connections||Auto,Taxi Stand, Bus stand|
|Zone(s)||Southern Railway Zone|
|Division(s)||Thiruvananthapuram railway division|
|Opened||15 April 1979|
|Electrified||25 kV AC 50 Hz|
|Passengers (2014-15)||8719 per day|
9 (in Tamil nadu)4 (in Trivandrum division)
Nagercoil Junction railway station is a railway junction in Kanyakumari district in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the most busiest railway stations in South India and the second largest revenue generating railway station in the Trivandrum division with Rs.445 cr in 2016.
Trivandrum-Nagercoil-Kanniyakumari and Tirunelveli-Nagercoil construction projects were inaugurated by the then Prime minister Mrs.Indira Gandhi on 6 September 1972. The Trivandrum-Nagercoil-Kanniyakumari line was opened on 15 April 1979. Nagercoil Junction became operational on 15 April 1979. The rail-link to Kanyakumari was established only in 1979, mainly because establishing a rail line through the district posed some challenges for the rail department and took a lot of efforts, especially the western line. The western line runs through some huge artificial ground-elevations and a number of hill-tunnels. Kanyakumari District is connected through direct train services with all leading metropolitan cities in India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata. The Chennai-Nagercoil sector is the largest profit making line in south India, which brought in ₹346 crore (US$54 million) in 2011.
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- "Chennai-Kanyakumari section emerges most profitable for third year running"
- XI LOK SABHA DEBATES Session II, Budget Thursday, 25 July 1996/Sravana 3, 1918 (Saka)
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