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Madhavaram is located in Chennai
Coordinates: 13°09′N 80°14′E / 13.15°N 80.24°E / 13.15; 80.24Coordinates: 13°09′N 80°14′E / 13.15°N 80.24°E / 13.15; 80.24
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Thiruvallur
Metro Chennai
Chennai Corporation Zone III
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 119,105
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 600060
Vehicle registration TN-18

Madhavaram is a Northern Suburb of Chennai city. it is a locality in Thiruvallur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Madhavaram is one among the nine taluks namely Ambattur, Gummindipoondi, Ponneri, Uthukkottai, Tiruvallur, Poonamallee, Tiruttani and Pallipattu, Madhavaram of Thiruvallur district.[1] National Highway 5 (NH 5) passes through this area. As of 2011, the town had a population of 119,105.


The Madhavaram taluk was formed on 1 July 2009 following the bifurcation of the large Ambattur taluk, which consisted of five fircas. The new taluk consists of two fircas (Madhavaram and Red Hills) and 36 revenue villages.It is the ninth taluk in Thiruvallur district.[2] The old name of Madhavaram is Mahatavapuram, as seen in a stone in front of the Ganesh Mandir in Rajaji Street.


Madavaram is located at 13°09′N 80°14′E / 13.15°N 80.24°E / 13.15; 80.24.[3] It has an average elevation of 13 metres (42 feet).


According to 2011 census, Madhavaram had a population of 119,105 with a sex-ratio of 989 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.[4] A total of 13,030 were under the age of six, constituting 6,703 males and 6,327 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 12.4% and .28% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 80.61%, compared to the national average of 72.99%.[4] The town had a total of 29792 households. There were a total of 43,385 workers, comprising 148 cultivators, 233 main agricultural labourers, 765 in house hold industries, 36,871 other workers, 5,368 marginal workers, 89 marginal cultivators, 65 marginal agricultural labourers, 283 marginal workers in household industries and 4,931 other marginal workers.[5]

During 2001-2011, Madhavaram registered a population growth of 56 percent with a 2011 population of 118,525.[6]

Madhavaram Truck Terminal[edit]

In the interest of the economy and trade and to decongest the Central Business District, CMDA has developed the Truck Terminal at Madhavaram over an extent about 100 acres (0.40 km2) at the cost of about Rs. 6 crores. It is located near the junction of 100 feet (30 m) Road and the GNT Road, with easy access to Chennai city, port and railways. The terminal has been functioning since 1992. The objective of the project is to provide modern and functionally efficient truck terminals for the city, beneficial to the transport operators, lorry booking agents and general public.

Educational Institutions[edit]

Madhavaram has a good number of educational institutions catering to the residents of the area. Most notable schools are Government Higher Secondary School, Vruksha Vidhyaashram (CBSE) School, St.Ann's School, Bosco Academy, Padma Prakash Mat.Hr.Sec School, St.Anne's Girls School, St.Joseph's Mat.Hr.Sec. School, Ramakrishna Mat.Hr.Sec.School and St.Thomas' School. A good number of students pursue their graduation here in Agarsen College. Tamilnadu Veterinary University.Tamil nadu Government Co-operative staff training college. Government Palm Project. AAVIN milk dairy.

Social Organizations[edit]

Madhavaram has a good number of organizations. The most notable organization is "West Cancer Trust". They are creating cancer awareness among the people, counseling them and screening for the rural mass and students community.

Administration and politics[edit]

Madhavaram is a newly formed state legislative constituency with a more than 2 lakh voters. It consists of areas like mathurmmda, manali, milk colony, madhavaram, puzhal, redhills, sholavaram and vadakarai. It was divided from the biggset taluk of tiruvallur i.e. Ambattur. In its first election V.Moorthy, District Secretary of AIADMK won by defeating DMK canditate with a margin of 34,000 votes.


Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) runs passenger buses to Madhavaram from other major parts of Chennai. A bus terminus had been built in the yesteryears which serves the residents. The bus routes operated from here are 38H to Broadway, M48A to Ambattur and 170A to Vandalur Zoo. Though the frequency of buses are less from Madhavaram Bus Terminus, most commuters used to board the buses in Thapalpetti bus stop where they can get more buses which come from Mathur/Manali. Share Autos play an important role for transportation here. As there is no railway line passing through Madhavaram, residents normally go to Perambur (which is the nearest railway station) to travel in trains.


Manjambakkam,Gilburn Nagar,formally called as kilburn nagar, Perumal kovil street, Palaniappa Nagar, Thapalpetti, Sivasakthi nagar, Bharathiyar Street, Rajaji Street (Agraharam Street), Pukraj Nagar, VRD Nagar, Swami Nagar, Bus Stand, Market, KKR Town, KKR Garden, KKR Nagar, Vathiar Thottam,tirumurugan nagar,mcr nagar,m.c.sundaravaradhan nagar, St Joseph Garden, Malliga Garden(Near St. Joseph's School), Omakulamedu, Ponniammanmedu, Ravi Garden, Assis nagar 1 to 8 streets and Seethapathy Street are some of the neighbourhoods.

Temples and churches[edit]

There is a Sivan Temple where Lord Shiva is called as Kailasanathar, Kailasanathar Temple in Madhavaram is believed to be 1300 years old. Also a big Vishnu Temple Kari Varadharaja Perumal Koil is present here which has a huge Hanuman statue in a welcoming pose. Apart from these, there are some small temples in the locality. St.Sebastian's Church in Thapalpetti is very popular among the few Churches in Madhavaram. CSI Arul Church is in MTH Road.AG Church is in KKR Garden (Near Medimix Soap Company)


St. Anthony’s hospital and Murari Hospital are the two main hospitals in Madhavaram. Apart from these, there are few nursing homes and clinics in aiding the people here.

Ornamental Garden[edit]

An ornamental garden on an 18-acre site is being developed for which the founding stone was laid on 15 September 2010. The garden has been planned to be developed in a year. It is being developed at a cost of INR 59.3 million. The proposed facility would have different types of flowers and also a herbal garden along with a nursery. Fountains, a birds' sanctuary, an auditorium and a child play area are other facilities being developed in the garden.

The Horticulture Training Centre in Madhavaram would also be upgraded to Horticulture Management Institute at a cost of INR 39 million.[7] dqgfrtjykug


  1. ^ Thiruvallur District Govt Website. "Taluks of Thiruvallur district". Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  2. ^ The Hindu (2 February 2010) (2 February 2010). "Bifurcation of the large Ambattur taluk". Chennai, India. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Madavaram
  4. ^ a b "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Madhavaram". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Kalyanaraman, M. (25 October 2011). "Migration Spurs Suburban Sprawl". The Times of India epaper (Chennai: The Times Group). Retrieved 25 Oct 2011. 
  7. ^ The Hindu (16 September 2010). "Stone laid for ornamental garden at Madhavaram". Chennai, India. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 

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