Paranur railway station

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Station of Chennai Suburban Railway and Southern Railways
Paranur Railway Station.jpg
LocationGST Road, Paranur, Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu
Coordinates12°43′51″N 79°59′2″E / 12.73083°N 79.98389°E / 12.73083; 79.98389Coordinates: 12°43′51″N 79°59′2″E / 12.73083°N 79.98389°E / 12.73083; 79.98389
Owned byMinistry of Railways, Indian Railways
Structure typeStandard on-ground station
Other information
Station codePWU
Fare zoneSouthern Railways
Previous namesSouth Indian Railway
Paranur is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu
Paranur is located in India
Location in India

Paranur railway station is one of the railway stations of the Chennai BeachChengalpattu section of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network. It is situated at a distance of 55 km south of Chennai Beach terminus and has an elevation of 42 m above sea level. It serves the neighbourhood of Paranur and the Mahindra World City at New Chennai.

The station is noted for its maintenance by a public–private partnership between Mahindra World City Developers (MWCD) and the Indian Railways, reportedly the first of its kind in the country. MWCD gave the station a makeover after Mahindra World City, an integrated business zone, was developed in the neighbourhood.[2]


The lines at the station were electrified on 9 January 1965. On 15 January 1967, all the lines were converted to 25 kV AC.[1]

The station[edit]

MWCD developed the station at a cost of 15 million. It also maintains the station. The project includes building and maintenance of the main structure including the ticket counter, waiting room and toilets, fountains, platforms, foot over-bridge, and landscaped stretches of land around the station and near the tracks.[2]

The station is designed by Sheila Sri Prakash of Shilpa Architects


The station serves around 20,000 commuters every day. About 40 percent of MWCD's workforce uses the station.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "IR Electrification Chronology up to 31.03.2004". History of Electrification. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Frederick, Prince (15 July 2012). "On the right track". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. Retrieved 25 August 2013.

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