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Not to be confused with Alwarthirunagiri.
Alwar Thiru Nagar
Nickname(s): Olive
Alwarthirunagar is located in Chennai
Coordinates: 13°02′51″N 80°11′14″E / 13.047545°N 80.187293°E / 13.047545; 80.187293Coordinates: 13°02′51″N 80°11′14″E / 13.047545°N 80.187293°E / 13.047545; 80.187293
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Thiruvallur
Metro Chennai
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 600087
Vehicle registration TN-10
Lok Sabha constituency Chennai South
Vidhan Sabha constituency Virugambakkam

Alwarthirunagar is an urban locality in Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, India. The word nagar refers to a settlement in sanskrit. The suburb was developed by the City Lando Corporation in the late 1960s. With the opening of schools and shopping centres, Alwarthirunagar emerged as a service centre in Chennai's west. Twenty acres of forestation in the area acts against pollution.[1] The area is traversed by state road number 113.[2]


Chennai corporation students' play ground

Ramakrishna Nagar[edit]

Ramakrishna Nagar is located in the centre of Alwarthirunagar. There, a large recreation area, developed in the 1980s, is used for playing cricket. However, in 2008, new constructions encroached on the area and flooding is a common problem during the rainy season.

Velan Nagar[edit]

Velan Nagar is approximately 1 km from the Alwarthirunagar bus stop and about 800 m from the Lamech bus stop. During the late 1980s, Velan nagar was affected by stagnating water during the rainy season. By the 1990s, the area had developed into a very large residential area, decreasing the number of parks and making cycling more difficult. There is a Banyan tree that is considered holy. The Ganesh temple in Velan Nagar has been renovated.

Palaniappa Nagar[edit]

Palaniappa Nagar is adjacent to Alwarthirunagar with streets connecting from Arcot Road and Radhakrishnan Salai.

Central business district[edit]

The main commercial district is on Arcot road. There is a multi brand superstore, grocery stores, fast food outlets, a bakery and a library. There is also a Panchayat Union dispensary.



Several banks are located on or near Arcot road.


  1. ^ "Alwarthirunagar." Alwarthirunagar Tourism and Events. OV Guide. Accessed 16 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Alwarthirunagar." Maps of India. Accessed 17 February 2014.
  3. ^ "St John's." 22 February 2005.