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Thiruvottriyur (also called Thiruvotriyur or 'TVT') is located within the city premises of Chennai. It is located to the north of Chennai. Due to its proximity to Parrys and Chennai Central along with comparatively cheaper residential space and decent amenities, it is fast becoming a sought after residential destination. Tiruvottriyur which is one of the oldest habitations by the sea, has a diverse residential population due to the industrial units, trading activity and nearby fishing hamlets. The area is easily accessible by Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) buses from across the city and has a bus terminus. The area is also served by Tiruvottiyur railway station of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network.
Thiruvottiyur was widely inhabited even before Chennai was formed. Thiruvottiyur is home to the ancient Thyagaraja Temple, Tiruvottiyur (one of the Paadal Petra Sthalangal and amongst the great Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu) and location of the samādhi of saint Pattinathar. This temple was visited by many saints and poets like Appar, Sundarar, Gnana Sambandhar, Thyagayyar, Vallalar, Valmiki, Kambar, Adi Shankara etc. Kamba Ramayanam was composed here at Thyagaraja Swamy Vadivudaiamman Temple, before it was recited at Sri Rangam, Trichy
Tiruvottiyur is located at  Its an esplanade located on the shores of Bay of Bengal. The sea encroachment was a major problem for the fishermen before building of Groynes was started in 2004. The groynes, put up over a length of four km, vary in length from 165–300 metres each. Their height is four meters above the mean sea level. After a few years some acres have been reclaimed with the formation of a beach as predicted..
As of the census of India 2001, Tiruvottiyur had a population of 212,281 comprising 108,720 males and 103,561 females, making the sex ratio (number of females per thousand males) of the town to 953. A total of 23,867 people were under six years of age and the child sex ratio (number of females per thousand males under six years of age) stood at 952. The town had an average literacy of 85.05%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. A total of 26,177 comprising 13.89% of the population belonged to Scheduled Castes (SC) and 363 comprising 0.19% of the population belonged to Scheduled tribes (ST). There were are total of 49,068 households in the town. As of 2001, Tiruvottiyur had a total of 63,699 main workers: 707 cultivators, 334 agricultural labourers, 1,335 in house hold industries and 61,323 other workers. There was a total of 6,711 marginal workers: 146 marginal cultivators, 57 marginal agricultural labourers, 253 marginal workers in household industries and 6,255 other marginal workers.
During 2001-2011, the population of Tiruvottiyur rose to 248,059, registering a decadal growth of 17 percent.
Thiruvottiyur is one of the heavily populated locations in chennai.It is a very active locality as it is surrounded by huge Industrial establishments namely Royal Enfield Motors, Greaves Cotton LTD,CPCL,SRF,Ashok leyland,Ennore foundries,ETPS and Lot more.Also the city is supported by numerous Small scale industries.Majority of he city´s population are reliant on these industries for their daily labor.Apart from Industries the Other primary source of income for the people is business and fishing industry is also huge. The city has basically all the facilities a dedicated police station,Post office,Railway station,Bus terminus and even a magistrate court.Entertainment in the city is not much developed compared to other parts of chennai.Lot of theatres have been converted to real estate properties and just two are operational as of now MSM & Odiyanmani.But the locality is well known for its food.There are lots of small and large scale hotels, Restaurants and Small food stalls distributed across the place,Quite famous are Murthy Restaurant, Kurunji Hotel,Tirumala Hotel, Rajeswari Hotel,Pushpa Hotel,kumarappas biriyaani kadai, suvai sangamam, clay pot ,Tirupathi Mess & MGR Unavvagam.There is also a small park with a swimming pool as a part of entertainment.Also the city is known for its marriage halls.The city is supported by a huge vegetable & meat market for daily grocery needs and super markets like More, my moon & JK..Thiruvottiyur is considered as one of the economical housing zones in chennai.The city is slowly developing in par with rest of the localities in chennai.a corporation park near ajax bus stand is ready for opening. Much more details watch www.tiruvottiyurplus.com
Thiruvottiyur MTC Bus Depot was formed in 1975 in Ajax. There are buses operated from here to all over chennai & also a few limited services which run to various parts of the Tamil Nadu state. There is a bus available to Parrys corner for every 10 mins through different routes.Also this part of the city is supported by a good amount of auto rickshaws & share autos. Due to the delayed Road widening project, traffic congestion is common in Theradi during peak hours.
Thiruvottriyur is located at the Chennai Central - Gummidipoondi suburban line of Chennai. The number of train services in this route are quite frequent. Plan to extend Chennai Metro to Thiruvottriyur is under study.thiruvottriyur has 2 rail stations one at thiruvottriyur and the other ar wimco nagar.
Thiruvottriyur has a well established education institutions serving the educational needs of the locality for more than a decade.Here is the list of few well known institutions.
- Bhalaji Driving school
- Sri Sathya Sai Vidyalaya Metric Higher Secondary School
- kavi bharathi vidayala
- Vellayan Chettiyar Hr Sec School
- Sri Ram Dayal Khemka Vivekananda Vidyalaya
- Kalaimagal Vidyalaya
- Our Lady's Convent
- Revoor Padmanabha Hr Sec School
- Dharam Hinduja Hr Sec School
- Sankara Vidyalaya
- Nehru Matriculation Hr Sec School
- Auxilium Matriculation School
- Jaigopal Garodia Govt Hr sec School
- Sagayamatha Matriculation Hr Sec School
- St.Pauls Mahajana Higher Sec School
- Father Jesus Hr Sec School
- Thiruthangal Nadar Vidyalaya
- Ramakrishna Polytechnic
- Kumaran ITI
- Madras University - Govt College of Arts & Science
Healthcare is catered to by a Primary health Centre followed by various private hospitals namely Sugam Hospital,Aakash Hospital,Rohit Hospital & a lot more. Tiruvottiyur is also very near to Apollo hospitals, Tondiarpet and Aggarwal Eye clinic which have world class facilities. It is also is well supported by various private clinics run by reputed and famous doctors.
Banking & Finance
The city is supported by various govt & Pvt banks,ATM Centres & Financial institutions.Some of the key banks are.
- State Bank of India
- Indian Overseas Bank
- Canara Bank
- HDFC Bank
- Axis Bank
- Indian Bank
- Bank of Baroda
- Kancheepuram central coop bank
- Tamilnadu industrial coop bank
- ING Vysya bank
- ICICI bank
- Vadivudaiamman Temple
- Srinivasa Perumal Temple
- Pattinathar Thirukovil
- Thiruvottiyur Ramakrishna Nagar Beach
- Shanmuganar Park
- Sri Muthu Krishna Swami Madam
- varadharaja perumal koil
- Kattu ponaimman kovil
List of Member of Legislative Assembly(MLA)'s from Thiruvottiyur:
|14th Assembly||K. Kuppan||ADMK||From May 14, 2011 to till date|
|13th Assembly||K.P.P. Samy||DMK||12.5.2006 to 13.5.2011|
|12th Assembly||A.Arumugam||ADMK||14.5.2001 to 11.5.2006|
|11th Assembly||T.C.Vijayan||DMK||13.5.1996 to 14.5.2001|
|10th Assembly||K. Kuppan||ADMK||24.6.1991 to 13.5.1996|
|9th Assembly||T.K.Palanichamy||DMK||27.1.1989 to 30.1.1991|
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- "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies". Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-08.