Tirupati railway station

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Tirupati
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General information
LocationChennai–Anantpur Highway 205, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
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Coordinates 13°37′40″N79°25′10″E / 13.6279°N 79.4194°E / 13.6279; 79.4194
Elevation150 m (492 ft)
Line(s) Gudur–Katpadi branch line
Platforms6
Tracks8
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on-ground station)
ParkingAvailable
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeTPTY
Zone(s) South Coast Railway zone
Division(s) Guntakal
History
Opened1891
ElectrifiedYes
Location
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Tirupati
Location in Andhra Pradesh
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Location in India
Tirupati railway station
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Tiruchanur
towards ?
South Central Railway zone Tirupati West Halt
towards ?

Tirupati Main railway station (station code: TPTY [1] ) is a railway station located in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It serves Tirupati and experiences a regular flow of tourists visiting the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in the Tirupati district. It is an environmentally friendly station, and has been awarded a Gold rating by the Indian Green Building Council. [2] There are several railway stations that fall within the city limits of Tirupati, namely Tiruchanur, Renigunta Junction, Tirupati West Halt, and Chandragiri railway station.[ citation needed ]

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History

The metre-gauge line of the South Indian Railway Company was opened in 1891. The line originally started from Villupuram in the South Arcot district and passed through Katpadi and Chittoor to Pakala. [3] The Gudur–Katpadi line, covering Tirupati, has since been converted to broad gauge. [4] [ when? ]

Classification

Tirupati is classified as an A1–category station in the Guntakal railway division. [5] It is one of the top one hundred booking stations among the Indian railways. [6]

Structure and amenities

There are solar panels installed on the rooftop of stations along the railway, including 500 MW solar energy panels. [7] [8]

The following facilities have been upgraded recently with an estimated cost of around 11 Crores: [9]

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References

  1. "Station Code Index" (PDF). Portal of Indian Railways. 2015. p. 46. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  2. "Tirupati station gets gold rating for green initiative". The Hindu. 10 April 2019. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  3. W.Francis (1989). Gazetter of South India. Vol. 1. p. 14. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  4. "Katpadi Jn – Pakala Jn". IRFCA, 1966. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  5. "Category of Stations over Guntakal Division". South Central Railway zone. Portal of Indian Railways. Archived from the original on 15 March 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  6. "Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry". Availability in trains for Top 100 Booking Stations of Indian Railways. IRFCA. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
  7. "Solar Panels at Railway Stations". Press Information Bureau . Delhi. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  8. "Solar Panels Installed at railway stations Across Country – Full List". India.com. 11 April 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  9. "Facilities upgraded at Tirupati railway station". The New Indian Express. 11 February 2019. Retrieved 4 February 2021.