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|
|Rank||9 (in Tamil nadu) 4 (in Trivandrum division)|
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$48 million) in 2011.
- "Station Re-development Data - Nagercoil Junction(NCJ)". Central Railway Zone - Indian Railways. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
- "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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