Choolaimedu

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Choolaimedu
neighbourhood
Choolaimedu is located in Chennai
Choolaimedu
Choolaimedu
Coordinates: 13°03′46″N 80°13′39″E / 13.0628°N 80.2275°E / 13.0628; 80.2275Coordinates: 13°03′46″N 80°13′39″E / 13.0628°N 80.2275°E / 13.0628; 80.2275
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai District
Metro Chennai
Government
 • Body Chennai Corporation
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 600094
Vehicle registration TN 10
Legislative Assembly constituency Thousand Lights
Planning agency CMDA
Civic agency Chennai Corporation
Website www.chennai.tn.nic.in

Choolaimedu is a large residential commercial locality in Chennai, India. It borders Kodambakkam, Vadapalani, M.M.D.A.Colony, Aminjikarai, Mahalingapuram and Nungambakkam. Previously a part of Puliyur village, Choolaimedu has now become a hub for commercial interests and connects two of the busiest routes in Chennai, namely Arcot Road and Nelson Manickam Road.

Nungambakkam railway station lies closest to Choolaimedu. Choolaimedu is closer to prestigious institutions like Loyola College, Chennai, Pachayappa's College, Meenakshi Engineering College & Panimalar Polytechnic. Choolaimedu is undergoing expansive development with new super malls from AMPAA Constructions. Owing to its proximity to transport facilities and the commercial hub of Chennai - T. Nagar, there are a number of mansions and hostels providing paid accommodation to employed men and women in the area. Nelson Manickam Road bus line connects buses from the eastern suburbs of Chennai to the south and the west of Chennai. The Nungambakkam railway station is a bustling transit point with heavy commuter traffic. With the development of the city, road traffic has gradually become a menace for pedestrians who commute in thousands every day. Eateries and Supermarkets of good quality are sprouting up to meet consumer demands that include Spencer's Daily on Nelson Manickam Road, Heritage Fresh on Choolaimedu High Road (near Zackariah Colony), Reliance at Abdulla street and Haniffa Departmental Store on Choolaimedu High Road.

There are numerous temples for the 85% Hindu residents in the locality, notable temples being Gangai Amman Kovil & Shiva Vishnu Kovil on Choolaimedu High Road.

The Nungambakkam Railway subway was one of the few 4 lane railway subways in Chennai at the time it was opened in the early 80's.

The sprawling & busy Chitra Avenue residential & commercial complexes near Nungambakkam railway station, was once a silent staff quarters of the Loyola College.

There used to be mini bus services from Choolaimedu to Vadapalani of the Metropolitan_Transport_Corporation_(Chennai), which was stopped in the late 80's. The services were called M5 and M6 originating from a vacant plot opposite Sowrashtra Nagar 1st Street, which now houses a Chennai corporation community center. Renowned Child Counselor Lata Lakshminarayanan resides in Choolaimedu. She is also honoured by our Hon.Ex.President Dr.A.P.J ABDUL KALAM.

There are 2 mosques in Choolaimedu High Road, one in Basha street and the other one in Sowrashtra Nagar 9th street.

There are 3 big churches in Choolaimedu High Road, which are very near to the railway station.

Notable companies like HDFC & HCL have their BPO centers here.

  • Notable Schools: T T A Matric, DAV Matriculation Higher Secondary School,Government Boys School,Jaigopal Garodia Government Girls Higher Sec School, KENDRIYA VIDYALAYASri Lalitha Learning Centre for Special Children" .
  • Cinema: "PVR Cinemas" at SKYWALK - AMPAA Mall, Nelson Manickam Road.
  • Gill nagar park is located
  • There is a park maintained by Chennai Corporation near by Nungambakkam Railway Station.

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