<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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(, ) is an area in Vellore, at the northern most part of Vellore
city in the Indian state
of Tamil Nadu
. The place gained importance due to its strategic location on the broad gauge line between Chennai-Bangalore and Villupuram-Tirupati. It is known to house VIT, one of India's premier educational institution.
Katpadi is located at . It has an average elevation of 224 metres (734 feet).
Katpadi was once a village and was upgraded to a panchayat town,supported by its own Taluk office. It is a major Assembly Constituency. The original Katpadi village is now called Old Katpadi which lies on road which connects Thiruvalam and Chittor Bus Stop.
Katpadi lies in the northern side of the Palar river. Andhra Pradesh
state border is just a 5 minute drive from Katpadi. On Vellore being upgraded to a Corporation, Katpadi has also been included in the city limits. The Government Boys Higher Secondary School located here is more than 100 years old.
A broad gauge railway line which connects Tamil Nadu
and Andhra Pradesh
to Tamil Nadu
(Chennai - Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram and Tirupathi - Mysore) passes through Katpadi. The railway station is location on Cuddalor - Chittor State Highway, SH 9.Katpadi Junction
is the name station which serves as the primary railway station of Vellore, providing connectivity to virtually every city and town in India.