Paravur railway station

Paravur railway station (Code:PVU) is a railway station in the Indian municipal town of Paravur in Kollam district, Kerala.[2] 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.[3]

The annual passenger earnings of Paravur Railway Station during 2016-2017 is Rs. 1,47,90,285 and it is third in position from Kollam district among the stations collecting more than Rs.1,00,00,000 through passenger tickets.[4]

Paravur is connected to various cities in India like Kollam, Trivandrum, Ernakulam, Calicut, Thrissur, Kannur, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Mangalore, Pune, Salem, Coimbatore, Trichy and Tirunelveli through Indian Railways.[5] 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.

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
LocationParavur, Kollam, Kerala
Coordinates8°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 byIndian Railways
Operated bySouthern Railway zone
Line(s)Kollam-Thiruvananthapuram line
Structure typeAt–grade
Other information
Station codePVU
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Thiruvananthapuram railway division
Fare zoneIndian Railways
Electrified25 kV AC 50 Hz
Passengers (2017-18)2,942 per day[1]
Annual Passengers - 10,73,732
Computerized Ticketing CountersParkingPedestrian Foot OverbridgePublic Transportation
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
Southern Railway zone


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.[6]


Paravur is a tourism spot with estuaries, backwaters and beaches. Estuaries in Paravur attracts a good number of people. Paravur railway station is located at Paravur town center, which gained in significance because of proximity to famous Puttingal Temple, Kollam Government 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. People from Paravur municipal region and neighbouring Poothakkulam, Chathannoor, Chirakkara, Kappil(part of Edava Panchayath) and Parippally panchayaths are depending on this railway station. Paravur railway station is declared as the gateway station of ESIC Medical College, Parippally.

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[7] Rs. 40,71,317 40.70%
2013-2014 Rs. 1,87,22,851[8] Rs. 46,54,559 33.08%
2014-2015 Rs. 1,41,27,000 NA NA
2015-2016 Rs. 1,49,83,957 NA 5.72%
2016-2017 Rs. 1,47,90,285[9] NA -1.29%
2017-2018 Rs. 1,47,35,937[10] Rs. 54,348 -0.36%

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.[11]


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's 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
11. 16723/16724 Chennai Egmore Kollam Junction Anantapuri 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'.[12] 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.[13]

See also


  1. ^ "Annual originating passengers and earnings for the year 2017-18 - Thiruvananthapuram Division" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  2. ^ Aquaserenne to Paravur Railway Station
  3. ^ "Southern Railway - Annual originating passengers & earnings for the year 2016-17" (PDF). Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Annual Passenger Earnings details of Paravur Railway Station during 2013-2014 - RTI Response No.V/C. 50/067/RTI/15". Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  5. ^ Paravur Railway Station -
  6. ^ "Quilon - Trivandrum Central Metre Gauge Line". Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  7. ^ Southern Railway - Annual Passenger Earnings details of Paravur Railway Station
  8. ^ "Annual Passenger Earnings details of Paravur Railway Station during 2013-2014 - RTI Response No.V/C. 50/067/RTI/15". Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Stations Profile 2017" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Annual originating passengers and earnings for the year 2017-18 - Thiruvananthapuram Division" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  11. ^ Southern Railway - Railway neglects Paravur Railway Station
  12. ^ Zone-wise list of 976 stations identified for development as "Adarsh Stations"
  13. ^ Kerala gets a raw deal in interim rail budget
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Paravur may refer to:

North Paravur (Malayalam: പറവൂർ), a municipality and town in Ernakulam district, Kerala, India

Paravur, Kollam (Malayalam: പരവൂർ), a municipality and town in Kerala, India

Paravur, Alappuzha, a village in Alappuzha district, Kerala, India

Paravur Lake, a lake in Paravur, Kerala, India

Paravur railway station, a major railway station in Kollam district, Kerala, India

Paravur Taluk, in Ernakulam district, Kerala, India

South Paravur (Malayalam: തെക്കൻ പറവൂർ), a village in Ernakulam district, Kerala, India

Paravur, Kollam

Paravur (Paravūr), is a town and a municipality in the Kollam district of the Indian state of Kerala.

Paravur Lake

Paravur Kayal is a lake in Paravur, Kollam district, Kerala, India., Although it is small, with an area of only 6.62 km², it is the end point of the Ithikkara River and part of the system of lakes and canals that make up the Kerala Backwaters. It has been connected to Edava and Ashtamudi Kayal as part of the Trivandrum - Shoranur canal system since the late 19th century.

Paravur Municipal Bus Stand

Paravur Municipal Bus Stand or Paravur Private Bus Stand is the one and only bus stand in Paravur municipal town of Kollam district, Kerala. The bus stand construction project was implemented by the Municipal council of Paravur before some years.


Parippally is a village town in Kollam district, Kerala, India. Paripally town is 26 km away from Kollam city centre along the NH66. It is just 2 km away from the border of Kollam district on the way to Trivandrum District. Parippally is also near to Varkala beach and Varkala Temple.


Polachira is a wetland spread over 600 hectares located near Paravur Municipality in Kollam District of Kerala, India. Formerly part of the Chathannoor Grama Panchayath, it is now located in the Chirakkara Grama Panchayath. Polachira is about 5 km south of Chathannoor town and 6 km north east of Paravur town. Chathannoor-Polachira-Ozhukupara Bund Across Road is the main access to Polchira.


Poothakkulam is a village in Kollam district in the state of Kerala, India.Poothakkulam also known as Bhoothakkulam is 3.9 km away from Paravur and

23 km from Kollam. The area pertain in Poothakkulam are Poothakkulam,Kalakkod,Nellettil,Kottuvan konam,Puthenkulam,Oonninmoodu and Idayadi.


Pozhikkara or Pozhikara is the Western border town of the Paravur municipality in the Kollam district of Kerala state in India. It is located at the South-Western tip of Kollam's coastal area. It is in the Arabian Sea coast. Pozhikara is a heritage site in Kerala. Visitors, including foreign visitors come to Paravur and Pozhikara to see the estuary, backwaters and beaches. As per the 2018 study report by Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute(CMRFRI) of India, Pozhikkara beach is one of the 16 best-kept beaches in India, topper from the state of Kerala.


Thekkumbhagam or Thekkumbhagom is the southern border town of Paravur municipality in the Kollam district of Kerala, India. It is located at the Southern tip of Kollam's coastal area. It is in the Arabian Sea coast. Thekkumbhagam-Kappil estuary point in the Kollam-Thiruvananthapuram coastal border is one of the emerging tourism spots in the state. On 1936, during formation, Thekkumbhagam was one of the 9 territories of Paravur Panchayath. Thekkumbhagam estuary is one among the twin estuary points in Paravur. The other one is Pozhikara estuary.

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