Kolathur, Chennai

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kolathur
கொளத்தூர்
neighbourhood
kolathur is located in Chennai
kolathur
kolathur
Coordinates: 13°07′01″N 80°12′41″E / 13.117014°N 80.211439°E / 13.117014; 80.211439Coordinates: 13°07′01″N 80°12′41″E / 13.117014°N 80.211439°E / 13.117014; 80.211439
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai
Metro Chennai
Government
 • Body CMDA
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration TN-05
Lok Sabha constituency Chennai North
Planning agency CMDA

Kolathur is a Place in North Chennai (formerly Madras), Tamil Nadu, South India.It is well developed area with all facilities. Nearby neighborhoods are Vajjiravel Nagar, Perambur, Vinayagapuram, Villivakkam, Puzhal, Poombhugar Nagar, Jawahar Nagar, Thiru-vi-ka Nagar, Sakthivel Nagar and Periyar Nagar. Kolathur is near the Grand Northern Trunk Road (NH 5). Kolathur's population has grown quickly enough to make it a State Assembly constituency.

The Inner Ring Road also passes through Kolathur, making it one of the best-connected areas in Chennai. Via the Ring Road, one can reach Anna Nagar (5 km away) in 10 minutes. Nearby railway stations include Villivakkam and Perambur Loco Works. Kolathur awaits a bus deport. For Now, there are Bus stands in Vinayakapuram, Kumaran Nagar, Poompuhar nagar and Srinivasa Nagar.

Schools[edit]

Schools in the neighborhood includes Everwin Vidhyashram, Everwin Matriculation Hr Sec School, Smt. Durgadevi Choudhary Vivekananda Vidyalaya, DonBosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School - Srinivasa Nagar, Don Bosco Matric. Hr. Secondary School, Peravallur. Grace Matriculation School, Peravallur etc..

Landmarks[edit]

  • Anna Silai (Ambedkar Statue)
  • DRJ Hospital
  • Rettai Lake
  • Sri Ganga Cinemas
  • Reliance Super Market
  • Mookambika Theater (now an apartment block)
  • RC Prince Gardenia apartment.
  • Poompuhar Nagar Park
  • Everwin School
  • Donbosco School
  • KFC
  • Anjappar

Recent developments[edit]

– DMK treasurer and MLA representing the Kolathur constituency, M.K. Stalin, launched a novel programme, Pesalam Vaanga on 4th, Arpil, 201. “The objective of the meeting is to facilitate a conversation between the voters and me. They can express what they want me to do for the constituency,” Mr Stalin said, while addressing a first meeting at Periyar Nagar. As his efforts to address the grievances of local people through a helpline—7810878108—met with a huge success, Mr. Stalin started this new initiative. His constituency has been divided into 45 units and Pesalam Vaanga will provide a platform for the local residents to know the progress of various projects and to voice their complaints. The meeting will be organised at regular intervals of two months.

- First Maxillofacial care and Implant Center in Kolathur "SPARKS" Dental and Maxillofacial Center.

- In recent years there has been an boom in Used Car's Shops in Kolathur. There are about 15 used car shops in 100 feet road alone.

- Recently there is a boom in churches in Kolathur, there are more than 280 churches in Kolathur and its surroundings.

- The number of restaurants has increased several times. With the entry of Ninety9 Theme restaurant and chain restaurants such as Ganga Sweets, Paramakidi, Dominos and Fingers restaurant.

- Now Hotel SRM Grands recently opened with business class rooms, Navarasa emotional dining restaurant and banquet halls.

Hub of ornamental fish trade[edit]

Kolathur is also known for the largest export of colorful tropical fish, aquarium fish feed, aquariums, glass and stone aquarium gravel. Pet animals other than fish are also available in Aquarium Street, They include Love Birds, Hamsters, pigeons, hens etc. Kolathur was once a hub for fish breeding too,now due to the high ground rates fish farms are converted into residential houses and flats and the farms and ponds are transferred to Gummudipondi. It was Mr. Ashok who was instrumental in breeding ornamental fishes, as he started imparting his knowledge to his friends who started fish breeding farms. Then a few enterprising people started breeding varieties of fishes in the 1980s in the sprawling backyards of their homes. The main reason was that the area was endowed with abundant fresh ground water sources and there was the perennial ‘Retteri' lake. Moreover, as ornamental fishes breed in different types of water and the water available at Kolathur has a balanced pH (Potential Hydrogen) value of 6 to 7.8, the business thrived. At present, there are around 80 shops dealing in ornamental fishes, aquariums and fish accessories spread out on School Road and Mada Streets in Kolathur.

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