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Guduvancheri / Kooduvancheri is a suburb of south-west Chennai, the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. It is situated 35 kilometres (22 mi) from Chennai, between Tambaram and Chengalpattu on GST Road. The neighbourhood is served by the Guduvancheri railway station of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Facilities
- 3 Neighborhoods
- 4 Krishnapuram
- 5 Demographics
- 6 Transportation
- 7 Economy and finance
- 8 Schools and education
- 9 Places of worship
- 10 References
Guduvancheri is a rapidly developing town along National Highway 45 that connects Chennai with the cities in southern and western Tamil Nadu. Guduvancheri is a hub for towns like Adhanur,TTC Nagar, Madambakkam, Kavanur, Neelamangalam, Kayarambedu, Perumattunallur, Pandur, Karanaipudhucheri, Potheri, Nellikuppam, Thailavaram, Thiruporur and Vellancheri.
Guduvancheri has a railway station, bus stand, upgraded primary health centre [GOVNT], telephone exchange, electricity office, TNEB sub-station, post office, police station and higher secondary schools. The suburb is close to SRM University and its group of institutions: (Valliammai Engineering College, SRM School of Management, SRM Medical College, SRM Hospital, Valliammai Polytechnic, SRM Polytechnic, SRM Institute of Hotel Management, SRM Arts and Science, SRM Pharmacy) which are located in Potheri, 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Guduvancheri. It is becoming the largest residential area between Tambaram and Chengalpet because of the IT companies in and around Guduvancheri like Accenture, Ford, Mahindra World City and SEZ.
Police station (G3)
|Contact Person||Superintendent of police|
|Location||Chengalpattu Taluk of Kanchipuram District|
|SPCC||Saint Thomas Mount-600016|
|Postal Department Information||Chengalpattu Division Chennai Region Region Tamil Nadu Circle|
Government Primary Health Centre (24X7)
|Name of Revenue District||Name of Health Unit||District name of the Block||Name of the Primary Health Centre|
Maraimalai nagar and urrapakkkam are the neighborhood areas for guduvancheri
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Krishnapuram is the residential area for 20 years old, it is reached along at Nandhiavaram Main Road and Thiruporur Main Road. It is nearest at Government Health Care Centre. They located at Nandeeswarar temple.
Nandivaram is the residential area for many years, which is reached through and along the Nandivaram Main Road next to the Government Health Center. The Nandeeswarar temple which is a long standing religious structure in the area is located here. The place gets its name from this temple.And it had Such a beautiful little mount.
EB bus stop area
In the northern part is the EB bus stop area where the Electricity Board office is there. Next is the very popular Rogers family mart located(supermarket).Thirumagal Township( Ezhil Tower & PonMalar Tower), Viswanathapuram,Veerabagu nagar, Balaji Avenue, Sterling Little Flower Apartments,Ashok-Uthra Apartments, Mahalakshmi Nagar, Venkateswara Nagar are the residential areas here. Upcoming apartments like SIS,SAAFA, Akshaya homes, Vaikunta are located here near the National Highway 45 NH45, behind EB Bus stop. The Sub Registar Office, of Guduvanchery is located on GST Road, adjacent to Indian Bank and Karur Vysya Bank. You have NPR Mahal one of the busiest & high class marriage hall for the Tambaram zone
On the south, is the Srinivasapuram area. Canara Bank, Tamil Nadu Mercantile Bank, and Guduvancheri's Post office and a bus stop are locatedin this area. This area is located in Sir Visveswaraya Street . There is an old Srinivasa Perumal temple at the end of this street .
Vallancheri, which also falls under the administration of Guduvancheri, is near the SRM University. Estancia, an integrated township, is being developed here between vallancheri and Thailavaram.
Thailavaram is a nearby village located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south side of Guduvancheri. Estancia, an integrated township, is being developed here. Thailavaram is a developing village located along National Highway 45 near Guduvancheri that connects Chennai with the cities in southern and western Tamil Nadu.
The Landmark for Thailavaram is the Maruti Suzuki Showroom (Vishnu Cars) just opposite the Bus Stop.
Nellikuppam Road is another important road which runs from near the Traffic signal towards Nellikuppam in the east. It leads to Nellikuppam which is the most popular and important village in Kanchipuram District, also to place like Govindharajapuram, Vishnupriya Nagar, Perumattunallur, Kamashwarinagar and Kayarambedu. The road eventually ends at OMR at Thiruporur, making it a vital road connecting GST Road and OMR and the coastal areas. As there is an easy access to OMR the Software Professionals choose their residence for quick access to their Offices, at lower rent or acquire ownership in the above areas. Chutti Play school and Day care is located in Govindharajapuram(1.5Kms from Guduvancherry Signal), just off Nellikuppam Road.
Madambakkam is the area in the west side of Guduvancheri. A road from near the traffic signal runs west crossing the railway track leading to Madambakkam. It is populated by Good residential settlements and Very Peace full. Sri Lakshmi Narayana temple is one of the historical temple of Madambakkam. This area has thousands of neem trees and air is filled with a healthy fragrance. Madambakkam village has a bus facility up to T.Nagar and Tambaram. Mini buses and share autos are available to reach guduvanchery railway station.
Neelamangalam is the area in the west side of Guduvancheri. A road from near the traffic signal runs west crossing the railway track leading to Neelamangalam via Madambakkam. It is 4 km from GST Road, It is populated by residential settlements, school(Barathiyar Matric School). Chennai corporation bus with route number 18L between Tambaram and Madambakkam halts at Neelamangalam. Also share autos ply from Guduvanchery at regular intervals.
In addition to this, two temples are in this village. The first one is Sri Rajarajeshwari Temple (at Balaji Avenue) and the second one is Ganesha temple (at Sri Varasiddhi Vinayagar Nagar). In addition to this; ER Nagar, Madan Squre and Sumathi Squre are located in Neelamangalam.
Adhanur is next to guduvanchery. It is a village rapidly getting populated by residential settlements. adhanur ttc nagar, JAWAHARIYYA NAGAR sai baba temple is very famous. Adhanur vedachalam nagar shri sai homes constructing apartments in guduvanchery.
As per 2001 Census data, the population of this town is 26,575 people. The majority of them are Tamil. Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi languages are also prevalently spoken. The town plays host for other state students who study at SRM institutions, migrant workers from North India who are working in large constructions that take place in the area and other state people who work in nearby IT and automobile companies.
Guduvancheri is well connected to Chennai, Chengalpattu and southern cities through road and rail.
Guduvancheri was the last stop for the Chennai Metro Bus Service, Southern area until mid 2007. In 2007, the buses were extended to Maraimalainagar. In 2008, MTC buses were extended to Chengalpet. Guduvancheri has a Bus stand and two other bus stops near EB office( EB Stopping) and Srinivasapuram.
Bus stand (Metropolitan Transport Corporation [Chennai] Ltd)
|No||Route No||Service Type||Journey Time [in min]||Origin||Destination||Services|
|2||ZE18||Air Condition||85||High Court||Guduvanchery||1|
|4||M18G / XM18G||Ordinary / Express||50||Hasthinapuram||Guduvanchery||1 / 1|
|6||SE18||Deluxe||85||High Court||Guduvanchery (via Mount Road)||6|
|11||SV21||Deluxe||75||Guduvanchery||Thiruvanmiyur (via Echankadu, Kamatchi Hospital, Velachery, SRP)||2|
|12||XB21||Express||100||Guduvanchery||Broadway (via Echankadu, Kamatchi Hospital, TCS chennai one, Thiruvanmiyur, Marina Beach )||4|
|14||XA21ET||Express||75||Okkiyam Thoraipakkam Sec.||Guduvanchery (via TCS chennai one, Kamatchi Hospital, Echankadu)||1|
|15||M52ET / XM52ET||Ordinary / Express||60||Pozhichalur||Guduvanchery||1 / 1|
|17||SPP21 / XPP21||Deluxe / Express||90||Guduvanchery||High Court(via Adyar, Marina Beach)||4|
|19||118||Ordinary||50||Tambaram||Maraimalai Nagar I.E.||3|
|21||M118K||Ordinary||50||Tambaram||Kezhakaranai Koot Road||1|
|24||S500B||Deluxe||100||High Court||S.P.Koil (Mahindra World City)||6|
|25||Z500C||Air Condition||120||C.M.B.T.||Chenglepet N.T.||1|
|27||Z500||Air Condition||100||Velachery||Chenglepet N.T.||2|
|28||Z500B||Air Condition||120||High Court||S.P.Koil||3|
|29||X518ET||Express||95||High Court||Maraimalai Nagar I.E.||1|
|30||X555N||Express||80||Tambaram||Thirupporur (via Perumathunallur, Nellikuppam, Illalur Junction)||1|
|31||XT51S||Express||60||Guduvancheri||Okkiyam Thoraipakkam Sec. (via Tambaram East, Medavakkam, Sozhinganallur)||5|
|39||S5||MINI BUS||30||Perungalathur||Arungal Village||1|
|40||91G (A21 extn)||Express||70||Guduvancheri||Thiruvanmiyur (via Echankadu, Kamatchi Hospital, TCS chennai one, SRP)||6|
|41||X500E||Express||60||Tambaram||Mahindra World City||1|
|42||X118R||Express||40||Tambaram||M.M Nagar (Rail Nagar)||1|
The buses below from Villupuram Transport Corporation and TNSTC will stop at Guduvancheri Bus stand.
|Route Number||Route Description|
|60K||Tambaram- Kumizhi (via Guduvancheri)|
|504||Uthiramerur - Tambaram|
|129V||Tamabram-Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary|
Most southbound buses stop at Guduvancheri. Buses from Villupuram Transport Corporation like the 122, 108, 81G, 129C, 121, 521, 139, 83A which go to Melmaruvathur, Kalpakkam, Mahabalipuram, Tindivanam, Tiruvannamalai, Pondicherry stop here. Even though there is no stage for the town in many long distance buses, these buses pick up passengers and fare is that of Tambaram. Hence Trichy, Salem, Kumbakonam, Madurai, Villupuram, Tiruvannamalai, etc. buses can be boarded from here. All the buses are now coming to the bustand, so that the passengers get their buses properly.
Most of long distance Volvo buses to south side (like Madurai, Trichy, Tirunelveli, Coimbatore) have their pickup points here. These buses will pickup mostly near to E.B stop or near Venkateshwara Theatre
All local suburban trains will stop in Guduvancheri. The first train from Chengalpattu that goes towards Tambaram reaches Guduvancheri at about 4:25AM and the last one being at 11.35PM. These trains reaches Tambaram in less than 18 minutes. The railway station code of Guduvancheri is GI. This is the code that needs to be used for railway ticket reservations.
|Station code||Station name||Division name||Zone|
|GI||Guduvancheri||Chennai Central||Southern Railway|
Economy and finance
Banks in and around Guduvancheri
|Bank & Branch Name & ATM Details||Place||IFS Code|
|Axis Bank Bank Branch & Onsite ATM||Guduvancheri||-||Axis Bank Offsite ATM||Guduvancheri||-|
|Canara Bank Branch & OnSite ATM||Guduvancheri||CNRB0002806|
|Canara Bank Offsite ATM||Guduvancheri||-|
|City Union Bank Branch & On Site ATM (Work Under Progress for Opening)||Guduvancheri -|
|Corporation Bank Branch & OnSite ATM||Guduvancheri||CORP0000805|
|Dena Bank Branch & Onsite ATM||Guduvancheri||BKDN0621276|
|HDFC Bank Offsite ATM (1)||Guduvancheri||-|
|HDFC Bank Offsite ATM (2)||Guduvancheri||-|
|Indian Bank Branch & Onsite ATM||Guduvancheri||IDIB000G019|
|Indian Overseas Bank Branch & Onsite ATM||Guduvancheri||IOBA0002749|
|Karur Vysya Bank Branch & Onsite ATM||Guduvancheri||KVBL0001657|
|Lakshmi Vilas Bank Branch & Onsite ATM||Guduvancheri||LAVB0000287|
|State Bank of India Branch & Onsite ATM||Guduvancheri||SBIN0012932|
|State Bank of India Offsite ATM||Guduvancheri||-|
|State Bank of Hyderabad Branch & ATM||Guduvancheri||-|
|State Bank of Travancore Branch & ATM||Guduvancheri||SBTR0000747|
|Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Branch & Onsite ATM||Guduvancheri||TMBL0000215|
|UCO Bank Branch & Onsite ATM||Guduvancheri||UCBA0002513|
|Union Bank of India Branch & OnSite ATM||Guduvancheri||UBIN0562220|
Guduvancheri is the "Town of Marriage Halls", as it houses 15 Marriage Halls within 2 km diameter. NPR marriage hall is the biggest hall in Guduvancheri. It Is located nearby EB (TNEB - Electricity Board)
Guduvancheri has more than 100,000 houses are there with 500,000 people are living there. SVP Garden is the first Gated community in Guduvanchery. Estancia - Chennai's first integrated township is a joint venture of L&T and Arun Excello pvt. Ltd. It consists of an IT SEZ with More than 2000 Luxury Apartments, Vidhya Mandir school, shopping mall, multiplexes and hotels.
Schools and education
There are many schools and educational institutions in and around Guduvancheri. Some of them are:
- Chutti Play School & Day Care - http://www.chuttiplayschool.com
- Chocolate Kids Play School www.chocolatekidsplayschool.com
- smn park play school, Karpagambal Nagar.
- Shaki Chemistry tuition centre
- Octaves School of Music
- Eva Stalin IAS Academy(Urapakkam)
- Star Tech Computer Education
- SRM University(Potheri)
- Eva Stalin Business School(Urapakkam)
- Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School,
- Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School,
- Bharathiar Matriculation Hr.Sec.School,
- St.John's Matriculation School,
- Holy Sai International School,
- Neelan Matriculation School,
- St.Mary's Matriculation School,
- Vidya Mandir CBSE school (Estancia, Vallancheri),
- Chocolate Kids Innovative School - A school for toddlers www.chocolatekidsinnovativeschool.com
- Computer centers such as CSC computer education center Apollo and
- Evergreen computer education(Urapakkam)
- R.T.I College of Commerce
- Annai Logambal Education Centre
- CADD Centre Training Services
- BSS Computer Education Center
- CSC Computer Education Center
- Appolo Computer Education Center
- Jamia Urdu Hind (States Madrasa Tuloloom)
- Kannan School of Music
- Eurokids Play School
- Kidzee play school
- CTC Computer education
Places of worship
Nandhivaram houses more than 20 Hindu temples. Churches like Devasayal Ministries[established since 1992 - www.devasayalministries.org], Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church (more than 550 families), C.S.I St. Andrew Church(more than 350 families), Bethel prophetic church (Nandivaram) pentecostal church, CSI Zion Church, Nadhivaram IGM Church. Sri Nantheeshwarar Temple, Sri Devi Thiruveethi Amman temple, Sri Lakshmi Narayana temple, Mamarathu (Mango tree) Pillayar Temple, Sri Neethe Vinayagar Temple, Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Muthumariamman Temple, Vaelli Amman temple,Thiru Veedi Amman temple at Krisnhpuram, Puthupalayathu Amman temple and a lot of Amman temples), Kamala Vinayagar Temple and a few Mosques. Nandeeswarar temple is one of the ancient and historical temple of Guduvancheri.
Vethathiri Maharishi who founded World Community Service Centre (WCSC), a movement for world peace was born in Nandhivaram in 1911 Swamy Ramalinga Adigalar temple is present in mullakazhani and another is near the Guduvancheri library.
Guduvancheri is also well known in Movies and TV for its name. Guduvancheri is the largest town between Tambaram and Chengelpat. It is the only town that has a Cinema theater between Tambaram and Chengalpattu, which is Venkateswara Theatre which used to serve the B-Center and C-center audience has now been renewed with new seating arrangements, DTS sound and A/C IN Nandhivaram.
- Vethathiri Maharishi