Erode

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Erode
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Presidency: Madras
Coordinates: 11.35°N 77.733333°E
Altitude: 183 m (600 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Erode
State/Province: Tamil Nadu
Country: India
Transport links
Madras Railway and South Indian Railway
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Erode was annexed to the Madras Presidency in 1792 after the defeat of Tipu Sultan in the 3rd Mysore War. It was the headquarters of the Erode taluk in Coimbatore District during the British period.

The Erode Junction Station, on the Madras Railway, opened 1861-62, which, in 1908, became the South Indian Railway(SIR) broad gauge (BG) 'Jalarpet-Mangalore Mainline'.

The branch line to Trichinopoly was originally BG, converted in 1879 to metre gauge(MG) to connect to the SIR MG network - this becoming the 'Erode Branch Line SIR'.

Thus Erode Junction became an important transfer point between the South Indian Railway BG network and their MG network.

External links

Erode Town Imperial Gazetteer