Madipakkam

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Madipakkam
மடிப்பாக்கம்
suburb
Madipakkam is located in Chennai
Madipakkam
Madipakkam
Coordinates: 12°57′54″N 80°11′46″E / 12.96487°N 80.19611°E / 12.96487; 80.19611Coordinates: 12°57′54″N 80°11′46″E / 12.96487°N 80.19611°E / 12.96487; 80.19611
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kancheepuram
Metro Chennai
Government
 • Body CMDA
Population (2001)
 • Total 14,940
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 600091
Planning agency CMDA

Madipakkam is a suburb in South of Chennai. It has been recently added under the Chennai Corporation limits.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Madipakkam had a population of 14,940. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Madipakkam has an average literacy rate of 88%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 90%, and female literacy is 85%. In Madipakkam, 9% of the population are under 6 years of age.

Connectivity[edit]

'Madipakkam' POSTAL PIN CODE CHENNAI- 600091 State Highways Connect's to Tambaram,lot of buses that connect people to the nearest suburban railway stations like St. Thomas Mount & Velachery. Velachery station has enough parking area for two as well as 4-wheelers for the convenience of commuters. Autorickshaws are very commonly used but are considered a little expensive. A few horse carriages still come from St. Thomas Mount station but are seldom seen these days. The Velachery MRTS Station is nearer than the St. Thomas Mount Station, about 5 km in North, and takes a major load of commuters from Madipakkam towards the main city.Madipakkam has Golbal connectivity like 7 km distance from Chennai Anna International Airport. While Saint Thomas Mount Railways Station which is 3 km from madipakkam covers the city and Suburban from Chengalpattu to Marina Beach station's, Velachery is a terminal and covers areas like Tiruvanmiyur, Adyar, marina beach etc. Both the lines terminate at the beach station. The Inner Ring road project work is complete and connects to GST road and then towards airport or Ashok nagar. The junction where Medavakkam High/Main Road [N-S] & Madipakkam Main Road[E-W] connects is referred to as Koot Road. This name comes from the Tamil word 'kootu' which means 'junction'. The Velachery side of Madipakkam is being referred to as the MRTS Madipakkam due to its proximity to the Velachery Railway Station a project under the Mass Rapid Transit System. This area is very near to Puzhuthivakkam and a metro rail station is also coming up near St.Thomas Mount, expected to be commissioned by December 2013, near to Madipakkam. High rise apartments are fast replacing individual houses in this area. The area has undergone rapid development since the Railway Station at Velachery, abt 3 km in East, started operation from 2008 with the ease of connectivity to city and to the famous IT corridor.Madipakkam is 3 km distance to reach Chennai Metro Railways. Madipakkam also connected to Indian National Highways NH45 is 3.5 km.It also near to Tambaram where bus and train facilities to all within state and national connectivity can be enjoyed.

Schools and colleges[edit]

Schools in this locality include

  • St.Thomas Matriculation Higher Secondary school
  • Prince Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Sai Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Vyasa Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Raj Kumar Suloksanan School
  • St.Augustine I.C.S.E School
  • Holy prince matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Kings Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Brillant Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Kalaimagal vidya mandhir Higher Secondary School
  • AB INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (ICSE), Kaiveli... ( Cambridge - ICSE curriculum )

Landmarks[edit]

Temples[edit]

The famous temples in Madipakkam are: Badhala Vigneshwaran Temple [Medavkm Mn Rd], Ayyappan Temple [Iyappa Ngr], Sreenivasa perumal temple, Bhaira Baba [Sai] Koil, NavaShakthi Kamakshi Amman Koil [Karthikeyaprm Lake Vw st], Omsakthi manram, Ponniamman koil, Kalyaana Kandhasamy (Murugan) Koil, Eeswaran (Sivan, Oadheeswarar a.k.a. VedhaPureeswarar) Koil [nr Bus Stand], Vembuliamman Koil (& Sri Kothandaramaswamy temple & Chakarathaazhwar sannidhi in same complex), Gunaalamman koil, Saankatahra Vinaayagar (a.k.a Siva Vishnu koil) Koil [Mahalakshmi Ngr], Mookaambigai Koil, Kodi Baba Koil [Lakshmi ngr], Sheethalaa Devi Koil (Pournami famous)[Kubera Ngr 8th st], Meenakshi Sundareswarar Koil (Sivan)[Balaiah Gdn], Abirami-Amirthakadeswarar(Sivan) Koil [Sheela Ngr], Bala Thripurasundari Temple, Sri Oppiliappan Pattabisheka Ramar Thirukkoil [Ram Ngr, Sundara vinayagar temple ("sadasivam ngr"(sheela ngr)),Vinayagar temple ("Iswarya ngr"(Iswarya ngr))

There are numerous churches available in this locality the prominent one being the Madipakkam Christian assembly at Jacob street.

There is a Masjid near Kubera Ngr, about 0.75 km from Bus Terminus.

Parks[edit]

The famous Park in Madipakkam : Gandhi Park, Rajalakshmi Nagar 1st Main Road It is located near Maidpakkam Bus stand , neatly maintained and open to public from morning 6 am to 8 am and evening 4.30 pm to 8 pm

Hospitals[edit]

  • The 6th Sense Hospital [2]
  • Saraswati Nursing Home
  • Dr.Kamatchi Hospital
  • Karthik Hospital
  • Padhuvai Hospital
  • Vasan Eye Care Hospital
  • Anjakha Hospital
  • Shri Elumalayans Swetha Aishwarya Hospital
  • Neolife Hospital
  • Sri GM Hospital
  • Rasi Clinic

There is no good government Hospital in Madipakkam for the people living in this area.

Location in context[edit]

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