Guduvancheri

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Guduvancheri
கூடுவாஞ்சேரி
suburb
Guduvancheri is located in Tamil Nadu
Guduvancheri
Guduvancheri
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°50′42″N 80°03′25″E / 12.84506°N 80.05707°E / 12.84506; 80.05707Coordinates: 12°50′42″N 80°03′25″E / 12.84506°N 80.05707°E / 12.84506; 80.05707
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanchipuram
Metro Chennai
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 603202

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.

Geography[edit]

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.

Facilities[edit]

Guduvancheri has a railway station, bus stand, upgraded primary health centre [GOVNT], telephone exchange, electricity office, 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)[1]

Zone North Zone
Contact Person Superintendent of police

Post office[2]

OfficeName Guduvanchery S.O
Pincode 603202
status Sub Office(Delivery)
HeadOffice Chengalpattu H.O
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)[3]

Name of Revenue District Name of Health Unit District name of the Block Name of the Primary Health Centre
Kancheepuram Saidapet Kattankolathur Nandivaram

Neighborhoods[edit]

Dinesh Kumar R, Door No. 3/67, Plot No 44A, Jawaharlal Aiyaa Nagar,Chennai - 603202


Krishnapuram[edit]

Krishnapuram is the residential area for 20 years old, it is reached along at Nandhiavaram Main Raod and Thiruporur Main Road. It is nearest at Government Health Care Centre. They located at Nandeeswarar temple.

Nandivaram[edit]

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.

EB bus stop area[edit]

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, 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

Srinivasapuram[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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 village got its name Thailavaram ("Thaila" means Eucalyptus and "varam" means gift literally in Tamil). Eucalyptus Trees are found abundant in this village which are nature's gifts.

The Landmark for Thailavaram is the Maruti Suzuki Showroom (Vishnu Cars) just opposite the Bus Stop.

Nellikuppam Road[edit]

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, comparatively at lower rent or acquire ownership in the above areas.

Madambakkam[edit]

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[edit]

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 3 km from GST Road, It is populated by residential settlements,school(Barathiyar Matric School).Some private mini buses & share auto ply from Guduvanchery at regular intervals.

In addition to this, two temples are being built in this village of which the first one is Sri Rajarajeshwari Temple (at Balaji Avenue) which is being built based on tantric method and second one being a Ganesha temple (at Sri Varasiddhi Vinayagar Nagar).

Adhanur[edit]

Adhanur is reached through Madambakkam. It is a village rapidly getting populated by residential settlements.

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 Census data, the population of this town is 26,575 people.[4] 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.

Transportation[edit]

Guduvancheri is well connected to Chennai, Chengalpattu and southern cities through road and rail.

MTC buses[edit]

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)[5]

No Route No Service Type Journey Time [in min] Origin Destination Services
1 M18 Ordinary 45 Tambaram Guduvanchery 4
2 ZE18 Air Condition 85 High Court Guduvanchery 1
3 XG18 Express 70 T.Nagar Guduvanchery 12
4 M18G / XM18G Ordinary / Express 50 Hasthinapuram Guduvanchery 1 / 1
5 M18N Ordinary 65 Nanganallur Guduvanchery 1
6 SE18 Deluxe 85 High Court Guduvanchery (via Mount Road) 6
7 SG18 Deluxe 70 T.Nagar Guduvanchery 5
8 XE18 Express 85 High Court Guduvanchery 12
11 SV21 Deluxe 75 Guduvanchery Thiruvanmiyur (via Echankadu , Kamatchi Hospital , Velachery , SRP) 2
12 XB21 Express 75 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 Ordinary 60 Pozhichalur Guduvanchery 2
16 S577 Deluxe 120 Mandaveli Chenglepet N.T. 5
17 SPP21 / XPP21 Deluxe / Express 90 Guduvanchery High Court(via Adyar , Marina Beach) 4
18 XG70 Express 75 Vadapalani B.S. Guduvanchery 7
19 118 Ordinary 50 Tambaram Maraimalai Nagar I.E. 3
20 118ET Ordinary 65 Tambaram Kalivanthapattu 2
21 M118K Ordinary 50 Tambaram Kezhakaranai Koot Road 1
22 X170K Express 105 Amb Ot Guduvanchery 2
23 M500 Ordinary 65 Tambaram Chenglepet N.T. 18
24 S500B Deluxe 100 High Court S.P.Koil 6
25 Z500C Air Condition 120 C.M.B.T. Chenglepet N.T. 1
26 X500A Express 80 Hasthinapuram 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
32 X500J Express 75 Velachery Chengalpattu 2
33 X21J Express 45 Guduvancheri Velachery 4
34 S70V Deluxe 90 Guduvancheri C.M.BT 2
35 X555G Express 45 Guduvancheri Kelambakkam 1
36 S500 Deluxe 120 T.Nagar Chenglepet N.T. 5

The buses below from Villupuram Transport Corporation and TNSTC will stop at Guduvancheri Bus stand.

Route Number Route Description
60 Chengalpattu-Tambaram
60M Tambaram-Marudheri
500 T.Nagar-Chengalpattu
540 Avadi-Chengalpattu
121 Dindivanam-Tambaram
104 Vandavasi-Tamabram
108 Kalpakkam-Tambaram
108 Kalpakkam-Chennai
100 Anaikattu-Chennai
129V Tamabram-Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
129C CMBT-Guindy-Tamabram-PV Kalathur
83 CMBT-Guindy-Tamabram-Maduranthakam

Southbound buses[edit]

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.

Suburban railway[edit]

All local suburban trains will stop in Guduvancheri. The first train from Chengalpattu that goes towards Tambaram reaches Guduvancheri at about 4:25 am. This train reaches Tambaram at about 5:00 am. The railway station code of Guduvancheri is GI. This is the code that needs to be used for railway ticket reservations.

Railways[6]

Station code Station name Division name Zone
GI Guduvancheri Chennai Central Southern Railway

Economy and finance[edit]

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 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[edit]

There are many schools and educational institutions in and around Guduvancheri. Some of them are:

  • Chutti Play & Day Care - http://www.chuttiplayschool.com/p/index.html[7]
  • 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 Play School (Near EB,Guduvancheri),
  • Computer centers such as Csc computer education center Apollo and
  • Evergreen computer education(Urapakkam)
  • R.T.I College of Commerce
  • Annai Logambal Education Centre
  • TNCD
  • CADD Centre Training Services
  • BSS Computer Education Center
  • CSC Computer Education Center
  • Appolo Computer Education Center
  • Elementary Schools
  • Kannan School of Music

Places of worship[edit]

Nandhivaram houses more than 20 temples and churches like Devasayal Ministries was established since 1992, Founder Rev.C.Stanley balan,For more info visit www.devasayalministries.org. Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church(More than 550 families), C.S.I St. Andrew Church(more than 350 family in membership),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, Puthupalayathu Amman temple and a lot of Amman temples), Kamala Vinayagar Temple and a few Mosques. Nandeeswarar temple is one of the historical temple of Guduvancheri.

Vethathiri Maharishi who founded World Community Service Centre (WCSC), a movement for world peace was born in Nandhivaram in 1911[8] 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.

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