Manali, Chennai

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Manali, Chennai
Manali and Ennore as viewed from St Thomas mount
Manali and Ennore as viewed from St Thomas mount
Manali, Chennai is located in Chennai
Manali, Chennai
Manali, Chennai
Coordinates: 13°09′49″N 80°15′31″E / 13.16361°N 80.25856°E / 13.16361; 80.25856Coordinates: 13°09′49″N 80°15′31″E / 13.16361°N 80.25856°E / 13.16361; 80.25856
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Thiruvallur
Metro Chennai
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 35,248
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 600068
Telephone code 044-2594
Vehicle registration TN-20-xxxx & TN-18-xxxx(new)
Planning agency CMDA
City Chennai
Lok Sabha constituency North Chennai
Vidhan Sabha constituency Thiruvottriyur

Manali is an Industrial town and Municipality in Thiruvallur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located in north of Chennai City. As of 2011, the town had a population of 35,248.


According to 2011 census, Manali had a population of 35,248 with a sex-ratio of 968 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.[1] A total of 4,208 were under the age of six, constituting 2,194 males and 2,014 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 23.33% and .09% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 74.52%, compared to the national average of 72.99%.[1] The town had a total of : 9331 households. There were a total of 12,745 workers, comprising 25 cultivators, 49 main agricultural labourers, 127 in house hold industries, 11,293 other workers, 1,251 marginal workers, 12 marginal cultivators, 12 marginal agricultural labourers, 39 marginal workers in household industries and 1,188 other marginal workers.[2]

Location and Surroundings[edit]

Manali is a Northern Suburb of Chennai city. It borders Tiruvottiyur to the east, Mathur MMDA to the west, Kodungaiyur to the south, 100 ft road to the North. The main throughfares in the area is Kamarajar Salai,Chinna mathur Road,Parthasarathy street.

Main Street[edit]

Main street in Manali is Kamarajar Salai, school Street.


Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) runs passenger buses to Manali from other major parts of the Chennai city. Some of the bus services are :

Route No Origin Destination Via
44 Manali Brodway Tondiarpet
56D Manali Brodway Tondiarpet
64C Manali Broadway Manali Market,Mathur,Madhavaram Milk Colony,Moolakadai,Vyasarpadi,Doveton, Chennai Central
121A Manali CMBT Manali Market,Mathur,Madhavaram Milk Colony,Moolakadai,Reteri,Lucas,Thirumangalam
170C Extn Manali Guindy I.E Manali Market,Mathur,Madhavaram Milk Colony,Moolakadai,TVK Nagar,Reteri,Lucas,Thirumangalam,CMBT,Vadapalani
170M Manali Velachery Manali Market,Mathur,Madhavaram Milk Colony,Moolakadai,TVK Nagar,Reteri,Lucas,Anna Nagar West,CMBT,Vadapalani,Guindy I.E
164C Manali Brodway Manali Market,Mathur,Manjambakkam,Madhavaram,Moolakadai,Vyasarpadi,Doveton, Chennai Central

Some of the buses which passes through Manali are :

Route No Origin Destination Passes through
56W Madhavaram Tollgate Manali
64B Minjur Broadway Manali
64P Minjur Perambur Manali
121B Minjur CMBT Manali
121C Ennore CMBT Manali
121D Manali New Town CMBT Manali

Apart from MTC buses, Share Autos plays a major role for transportation in this Area.


  • Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL)

Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL)(formerly MRL) is the largest company in Manali. Started in 1969, CPCL's Manali Refinery now has a capacity of 9.5 MMTPA and is one of the most complex refineries in India with Fuel, Lube, Wax and Petrochemical feedstocks production facilities. The main products of the company are LPG, Motor Spirit, Superior Kerosene, Aviation Turbine Fuel, High Speed Diesel, Naphtha, Bitumen, Lube Base Stocks, Paraffin Wax, Fuel Oil, Hexane and Petrochemical feed stocks

Other Industries located in Manali are as follows :

  • Manali Petro Chemical Ltd(MPL)
  • Futura Polymers Ltd
  • Cetex Petro Chemicals Ltd
  • Sriram Fibres Ltd(SRF)
  • Madras Rubber Factory(MRF)
  • Kothari chemicals and pesticides
  • Balmer lawrie & co
  • Infra tanks and polymers
  • The Hunstman Polyurethenes
  • ICI limited


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Manali". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.