Nungambakkam railway station

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Nungambakkam
Station of Chennai Suburban Railway and Southern Railways
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Nungambakkam railway station
Location Station View Road, Tiruvenkatapuram, Choolaimedu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Owned by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s) South and South West lines of Chennai Suburban Railway
Platforms 4
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type Standard on-ground station
Parking Available
Other information
Station code NBK
Fare zone Southern Railways
History
Opened Early 1900s
Electrified 1931
Previous names South Indian Railway

Nungambakkam railway station is one of the railway stations of the Chennai BeachChengalpattu section of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network. It serves the neighbourhood of Nungambakkam, a suburb of Chennai. It is located at about 8 km from Chennai Beach terminus and is situated at Choolaimedu, with an elevation of 11 m above sea level.

History[edit]

Nungambakkam railway station was constructed when the electric suburban railway service was laid between 1928 and 1931.[1] Before 1923, the stretch between Chetpet and Kodambakkam stations was covered by the Nungambakkam Tank. The section was converted to 25 kV AC traction on 15 January 1967.[2]

Safety issues[edit]

Despite being one of the busier railway stations within downtown Chennai, the station lacked many safety factors, including lack of a closed-circuit television camera. The murder of Swathy, a 24-year-old computer engineer who was hacked to death by a then unidentified young man in the station premises on the morning of 24 June 2016 in full daylight, received wide media attention and publicity, leading to the public outcry on the safety levels at all suburban stations.[3][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electric Traction - I". IRFCA.org. Retrieved 17 Nov 2012. 
  2. ^ "IR Electrification Chronology up to 31.03.2004". History of Electrification. IRFCA.org. Retrieved 17 Nov 2012. 
  3. ^ "Murder of Infosys employee". www.thehindu.com. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Station does not have CCTVs". www.thehindu.com. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 

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