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. As of 2011, the town had a population of 249,446.
Tiruvottiyur is located at 13°10′N80°18′E / 13.16°N 80.3°E / 13.16; 80.3. 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.
According to 2011 census, Tiruvottiyur had a population of 249,446 with a sex-ratio of 991 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929. A total of 26,903 were under the age of six, constituting 13,782 males and 13,121 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 14.16% and .2% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 79.03%, compared to the national average of 72.99%. The town had a total of 63862 households. There were a total of 94,000 workers, comprising 451 cultivators, 509 main agricultural labourers, 1,568 in house hold industries, 78,522 other workers, 12,950 marginal workers, 163 marginal cultivators, 136 marginal agricultural labourers, 612 marginal workers in household industries and 12,039 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 the 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.