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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]

Paravur
Regional rail, Light rail & Commuter rail station
Paravur railway station collage, Nov 2015.jpg
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
India
Coordinates8°48′55″N 76°40′08″E / 8.81515°N 76.669°E / 8.81515; 76.669Coordinates: 8°48′55″N 76°40′08″E / 8.81515°N 76.669°E / 8.81515; 76.669
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated bySouthern Railway zone
Line(s)Kollam-Thiruvananthapuram line
Platforms3
Tracks7
Construction
Structure typeAt–grade
ParkingAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codePVU
Zone(s) Southern Railway zone
Division(s) Thiruvananthapuram railway division
Fare zoneIndian Railways
History
Opened1918; 101 years ago (1918)
Electrified25 kV AC 50 Hz
Traffic
Passengers (2018-19)2,761 per day[1]
Annual Passengers - 10,07,717
Services
Computerized Ticketing CountersParkingPedestrian Foot OverbridgePublic Transportation
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
Southern Railway zone

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.

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HistoryEdit

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]

SignificanceEdit

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 stationEdit

Year Collection Change 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%
2018-2019 Rs. 1,47,75,303[11] Rs. 39,366 0.26%

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.[12]

ServiceEdit

 
Kollam-Kanyakumari MEMU is arriving at Paravur railway station
 
Railway station building, Paravur
 
A view of Paravur railway station from the north side
 
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'.[13] 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.[14]

See alsoEdit

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  1. ^ "Annual originating passengers and earnings for the year 2018-19 - Thiruvananthapuram Division" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  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 - Indiarailinfo.com
  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. ^ "Annual originating passengers & earnings for the year 2018-19" (PDF). Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  12. ^ Southern Railway - Railway neglects Paravur Railway Station
  13. ^ Zone-wise list of 976 stations identified for development as "Adarsh Stations"
  14. ^ Kerala gets a raw deal in interim rail budget

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