Arumbakkam

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Arumbakkam
neighbourhood
Arumbakkam is located in Chennai
Arumbakkam
Arumbakkam
Coordinates: 13°04′25″N 80°12′23″E / 13.07354°N 80.20639°E / 13.07354; 80.20639Coordinates: 13°04′25″N 80°12′23″E / 13.07354°N 80.20639°E / 13.07354; 80.20639
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai
Metro Chennai
Government
 • Body CMDA
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration TN-02
Planning agency CMDA

Arumbakkam is primarily a residential locality in Chennai.

Notable landmarks in Arumbakkam are D G Vaishnav College, Speed Medical Centre & Hospitals, Daniel Thomas School, Kola Perumal School, Sri Panchali Amman Temple, Siva Temple and the Ford Showroom. The Chennai Bottling Company (popularly known as the Gold Spot Company) was located here, and has now been converted into a car dealership. This area is surrounded by main localities like Koyambedu, Aminjikarai and Anna Nagar. Other important locations are the Santha Perumal Temple (it was built 500 years ago) and the Vinayagar Temple; the area also is known for its serenity.

More recently the TNPCB (Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board) has been located here. A beautiful park is also there opposite to CMBT. The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has started the its construction with the pile foundation work in Arumbakkam opposite SAF Games Village. This was inaugurated by the 'Ex. Deputy Chief Minister Mr. M. K. Stalin'. The 'Tamil Nadu Election Commission' is also opened it brand new head office, state election commission of India in Arumbakkam opposite to CMBT.

The area is relatively rich in ground water and the local people say that this area was a mango cultivated area till about 1960. This area falls under the Central Chennai constituency. It is a low lying area and used to get water logged frequently till the late 1990s, after which improvements in the storm water drainage system has considerably reduced water logging.[citation needed]

Location in Context[edit]

Areas of Interest[edit]

Hospitals
  • Speed Medical Centre & Hospitals
  • Indian Hospital
  • Appaswamy Hospital
  • Vasanthi Orthaeopadics
Temples
  • Sri Panchali Amman Temple
  • Sri Aadhi Parasakthi Amman Temple
  • Sri Vethapureeswara Sivan temple
  • Sri Sundara Vinayagar Temple
  • Sri Bala Vinayagar Temple
  • Sri Sathya Varadharaja Perumal Temple
  • Sri Uthaantchiyamman Temple
  • Sri Muthu Mariyamman Temple
  • Muthumariamman Temple
  • Nagathammal Temple
  • Santha Perumal Temple
  • Sri Devi Elankaliamman Temple
Churches
  • Newly built CSI church
Mosque
  • In PH road, opposite to pollution control board
Schools
  • Kola Perumal Chetty Vaishnav Senior Secondary School
  • Srimathi Maharanibai Jamunadoss Vaishnav Higher Secondary School
  • Good Hope Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • National Star Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Ambal Matriculation School
Colleges
  • D.G.Vaishnav College

Other Important Landmarks present/coming up in and around Arumbakkam

In Arumbakkam
  • Jai Nagar park opposite CMBT;another park is on construction at opposite to this.
  • Chennai Metro Rail Limited has started its construction work in Arumbakkam with the pile foundation work
  • Arumbakkam will also have its own Metro Station (somewhere between SAF Games Village and Radha regent)
  • Tamil Nadu Election Commission has opened its brand new office in arumbakkam opposite CMBT
  • The Arumbakkam Koyambedu Roundabout will be replaced by a Multi Level, Partial Cloverleaf grade separator by 2011
  • Arumbakkam will also have its own Multiplex which will be run by the Malladi Group (owners of SSI Ltd), who have bought a land parcel next to Panchali Amman Koil on PH Road for this purpose
  • Arumbakkam will also have a tryst with IT as TCS has bought a land opposite to the P. H. Road — Shanthi Colony Junction to set up an office there.
Around Arumbakkam
  • Chennai Moffusil Bus Terminus (CMBT), one of Asia's Largest Bus Terminus, is just across the 100 feet Road opposite to Arumbakkam.
  • Ampa Skywalk, a Shopping Mall opened on the Nelson Manickam Road — P.H.Road Junction.
  • This mall also brings to Chennai, its first ever PVR Cinemas, a leading multiplex operator in the country and Tata-Trent's Star Bazaar, a leading HyperMarket Chain. It also houses the city's second Westside outlet.
  • A flyover is being built in this junction to ease the traffic.
  • Ozone Mall is another mall that is coming up in Anna Nagar and is very close to the Arumbakkam Koyambedu Roundana