Urapakkam

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Urapakkam
(Oorapakkam)
Suburb
Panoramic view of Urapakkam
Panoramic view of Urapakkam
Urapakkam, Chennai
Urapakkam, Chennai
Urapakkam
Coordinates: 12°52′02″N 80°04′18″E / 12.86720°N 80.07157°E / 12.86720; 80.07157Coordinates: 12°52′02″N 80°04′18″E / 12.86720°N 80.07157°E / 12.86720; 80.07157
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kancheepuram
Metro Chennai
Government
 • Type Panchayat
Population (2011)
 • Total 29,122
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 603210 , 603211
Vehicle registration TN-19

Urapakkam is a census town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The population was 13,445 during the 2001 Indian census.The population has increased significantly to 29,122 in 2011.

Urapakkam is a fast-growing locality among the southern suburbs of Chennai. Urapakkam is located in Kancheepuram District. It is situated on the busy National Highway 45. It is situated between Tambaram and Chengalpattu at a distance of 8 km from Tambaram and 21 km from Chengalpattu. The pincode for Urapakkam is 603202 (Urapakkam East) and 603203 (Urapakkam West). With the southern limit of Chennai Metropolitan Area expanded till Vandalur, Urapakkam has become the Gateway of South Chennai on GST Road.

Urapakkam is served by the Urapakkam railway station of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network and has two bus stops.

Geography[edit]

Urapakkam is located near the city of Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu. It belongs to the Kanchipuram District, Chengalpet Taluk. It is located between Vandalur and Guduvancheri. The railway line that runs through it separates the place into Urapakkam east and Urapakkam west. Urapakkam is bound on the western side by the Madambakkam and Adhanur villages, the eastern side by Karanai-Puducheri and Iyenchery villages(Part of Urapakkam Panchyat), the northern side by Vandalur, and the southern side by Guduvancheri. Also, it is very close to the fast-developing corridors like Vandalur-Kelambakkam Road, SP Koil-Oragadam-Sriperumbudur Road, and the Outer Ring Road (Vandalur to Minjur).

The Urapakkam Panchayat belongs to the Kattankulathur Panchayat Union. The village that buffers Urapakkam with Guduvancheri is Nandivaram and the village that buffers Urapakkam with Vandalur is Otteri.tj

Civic Amenities[edit]

Urapakkam is supported by a fully functional electricity board and a village panchayat office. It has two sub post offices - one in east and the other is in west. Despite growth, some parts of Urapakkam lacks basic civic amenities such as water and good roads. [3]

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Connectivity[edit]

Urapakkam is strategically located on GST Road and has good road connectivity to major locations like Airport, Tambaram, Mahindra City, OMR, ORR, Oragadam, Sriperumbudur, etc. Urapakkam has an added advantage of good connectivity via Suburban railway network (Chennai Beach-Tambaram-Chengalpattu).

  • Nearest Bus Stops - Tea Shop and Govt. School (even some SETC buses stop here)
  • Nearest Railway Station - Urapakkam

Some MTC buses passing through Urapakkam are :

Route Number Destination
XPP21 Broadway - Guduvancheri
W500CV C.M.B.T. - Chenglepet N.T.
M55B Guduvancheri - Pazhanthandalam
X500A Hasthinapuram - Chenglepet N.T.
M18G Hasthinapuram - Guduvancheri
XE18, WE18V, SE18, SPP21 High Court - Guduvancheri
S518EX High Court - Maraimalai Nagar I.E.
S500B High Court - S.P.Koil
X70V Koymabedu Market - Guduvancheri
M18N Nanganallur - Guduvancheri
M52EXT Pozhichalur - Guduvancheri
118P Puzhuthivakkam B.S - Guduvancheri
S500, W500V, X500 T.Nagar - Chenglepet N.T.
G18NS, LG18, SG18, XG18 T.Nagar - Guduvancheri
XG118 T.Nagar - Kavanoor Koot Road
S518 T.Nagar - Maraimalai Nagar I.E.
M500 Tambaram - Chenglepet N.T.
M18 Tambaram - Guduvanchery
18L, M18L Tambaram - Madambakkam
M118 Tambaram - Maraimalai Nagar I.E.
X555N Tambaram - Thirupporur
XG70, SG70 Vadapalani B.S - Guduvancheri
V 21 Guduvancheri B.S - Thiruvanmiyur B.S
W500VV, 500J Velachery - Chenglepet N.T.
T51S Guduvancheri - Thiruvanmiyur
A21extn Gudavancheri - Okiyam Thoraipakkam
S5 Perungulathur - Arangal

Suburban Train Timings

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], [2]

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