Paravur railway station

Paravur railway station (Code:PVU) is a railway station in the Indian municipal town of Paravur in Kollam district, Kerala.[1] Paravur Railway Station falls under the Thiruvananthapuram railway division of the Southern Railway Zone of Indian Railways. It is a 'NSG 5' class(formerly D-class) railway station coming under the Southern Railway Zone.[2]

The annual passenger earnings of Paravur Railway Station during 2013-2014 is Rs. 1,87,22,851(USD 2,89,359.60) and it is third in position from Kollam district among the stations collecting more than Rs.1,00,00,000 through passenger tickets.[3]

Paravur is connected to various cities in India like Kollam, Trivandrum, Kochi, Calicut, Palakkad, Thrissur, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Mangalore, Pune, Salem, Coimbatore, Trichy and Tirunelveli through Indian Railways.[4] Proximity of Paravur railway station to the core Paravur town and Paravur Municipal Bus Stand is making it as one of the important public transport hubs in the district and the state.

Paravur
Regional rail, Light rail & Commuter rail station
Paravur railway station collage, Nov 2015
From Top clockwise: Paravur railway station name board, North-side view of the station, Platform No.1, Foot over-bridge(FoB), ESIC Medical College hospital's official stoppage notification on the compound wall
Location Paravur, Kollam, Kerala
India
Coordinates 8°48′55″N 76°40′08″E / 8.81515°N 76.669°ECoordinates: 8°48′55″N 76°40′08″E / 8.81515°N 76.669°E
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by Southern Railway zone
Line(s) Kollam-Thiruvananthapuram line
Platforms 3
Tracks 7
Construction
Structure type At–grade
Parking Available
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code PVU
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Thiruvananthapuram railway division
Fare zone Indian Railways
History
Opened 1918
Electrified 25 kV AC 50 Hz
Services
Computerized Ticketing CountersParkingPedestrian Foot OverbridgePublic Transportation
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
Southern Railway zone
Kappil
Route map
km
Up arrowto Kayamkulam Junction
Right arrowto Sengottai via Punalur
Kallumthazham Overpass
Chemmanmukku Overpass
0 Kollam Junction Bus interchangeParking
Chinnakada Overpass
Left arrowFCI Siding
SP Office Overpass
4 Eravipuram
Arattukulam
9 Mayyanad
Paravur Lake
12 Paravur Parking
Paravur town Overpass
Kilimukkam Lake
17 Kappil
20 Edava
24 Varkala Sivagiri Parking
Underpass
30 Akathumuri
Anchuthengu Kayal
33 Kadakkavoor
Vamanapuram River
36 Chirayinkeezhu
40 Perunguzhi
Kadinamkulam Lake
43 Murukkampuzha
47 Kaniyapuram
51 Kazhakoottam
54 Veli
Veli Lake
58 Kochuveli
62 Thiruvananthapuram Pettah
65 Thiruvananthapuram CentralAirport interchangeBus interchangeParking
Overpass
Down arrowto Nagercoil Junction

History

The Madras-Quilon line was extended to the capital of the Princely State of Travancore. Paravur Railway Station was opened on 4 January 1918 along with the inauguration of Quilon - Trivandrum Central Metre Gauge Line. During that time, Paravur was the most important railway station between Kollam and Trivandrum with maximum number of halts of trains. Important trains like Chennai Mail had halt at Paravur then.[5]

Significance

Paravur is a blessed land of estuary, backwaters and beaches. It is an emerging tourism spot of Kerala. Estuaries in Paravur attracts a good number of people. Paravur railway station is located at Paravur, which gained in significance because of proximity to famous Puttingal Temple in the Paravur town, recently inaugurated ESIC Medical College in Parippally, proposed Kinfra Park in Polachira, LPG filling station in Ezhippuram(Parippally) etc. It is the only railway station in the Chathannoor Constituency of Kollam District. People from Paravur municipal region, Poothakkulam panchayath, Chathannoor Panchayath, Chirakkara Panchayath, Kappil(part of Edava Panchayath) and Parippally panchayath are depending on this railway station for their daily journeys. Paravur railway station is declared as the gateway station of ESIC Medical College, Parippally.

There has been a constant demand for stoppage of more trains taking into account the number of commuters using the trains to commute to Kollam and also to Trivandrum for access Educational and vocational needs.

Details of annual passenger earnings from Paravur railway station

Year Collection Increase in revenue % Increase
2010-2011 Rs. 88,68,063 NA NA
2011-2012 Rs. 99,96,975 Rs. 11,28,912 12.73%
2012-2013 Rs. 1,40,68,292[6] Rs. 40,71,317 40.70%
2013-2014 Rs. 1,87,22,851[7] Rs. 46,54,559 33.08%
2014-2015 Rs. 1,41,27,000 NA NA
2015-2016 Rs. 1,49,84,000 NA NA
2016-2017 Rs. 1,47,90,285[8] NA NA

During 2012-2013, Southern Railway has given halt for 3 pairs of trains at Paravur railway station. That helped to give a 40% increase in revenue of the station.[9]

Service

MEMU at Paravur Railway Station
Kollam-Kanyakumari MEMU is arriving at Paravur railway station
Paravur Railway Station Building
Railway station building, Paravur
Paravur railway station - View from north side
A view of Paravur railway station from the north side
ESI Medical College%27s official notice at Paravur railway station
ESIC Medical College's official stoppage notification on the wall of Paravur railway station. The hospital is about 8 km away from Paravur railway station
Express Trains

Some of the major trains having halt at the station.

No. Train No Origin Destination Train Name
1. 16347/16348 Thiruvananthapuram Central Mangalore Central Mangalore Express
2. 16603/16604 Thiruvananthapuram Central Mangalore Central Maveli Express
3. 16629/16630 Thiruvananthapuram Central Mangalore Central Malabar Express
4. 16301/16302 Thiruvananthapuram Central Shornur Junction Venad Express
5. 16303/16304 Thiruvananthapuram Central Ernakulam Junction Vanchinad Express
6. 16341/16342 Thiruvananthapuram Central Guruvayur Intercity Express
7. 16127/16128 Chennai Egmore Guruvayur Guruvayur Express
8. 16649/16650 Nagercoil Junction Mangalore Central Parasuram Express
9. 16381/16382 Mumbai CST Kanyakumari Jayanthy Janatha Express
10. 16525/16526 Bangalore City Kanyakumari Island Express
Passenger Trains
Sl No. Train Number Source Destination Name/Type
1 56307 Kollam Junction Trivandrum Central Passenger
2 56700 Madurai Punalur Passenger
3 66304 Kollam Junction Kanyakumari MEMU
4 56309 Kollam Junction Trivandrum Central Passenger
5 56304 Nagercoil Kottayam Passenger
6 56701 Punalur Madurai Passenger
7 56308 Trivandrum Central Kollam Junction Passenger
8 66305 Kanyakumari Kollam Junction MEMU

Paravur Railway Station is an 'Adarsh Railway Station'.[10] However, stoppage of Ernad Express, Netravati Express, Amritha Express trains have been a long-standing demand of Paravur people. Two more Kollam-Kanyakumari MEMU services and a Punalur-Kanyakumari Passenger are expected to start service soon with halts at Paravur.[11]

See also

References

  1. ^ Aquaserenne to Paravur Railway Station
  2. ^ "Southern Railway - Annual originating passengers & earnings for the year 2016-17" (PDF). Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Annual Passenger Earnings details of Paravur Railway Station during 2013-2014 - RTI Response No.V/C. 50/067/RTI/15". Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  4. ^ Paravur Railway Station - Indiarailinfo.com
  5. ^ "Quilon - Trivandrum Central Metre Gauge Line". Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  6. ^ Southern Railway - Annual Passenger Earnings details of Paravur Railway Station
  7. ^ "Annual Passenger Earnings details of Paravur Railway Station during 2013-2014 - RTI Response No.V/C. 50/067/RTI/15". Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Stations Profile 2017" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  9. ^ Southern Railway - Railway neglects Paravur Railway Station
  10. ^ Zone-wise list of 976 stations identified for development as "Adarsh Stations"
  11. ^ Kerala gets a raw deal in interim rail budget

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