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Guduvancheri / Kooduvancheri is a Town panchayat of Chengalpattu Taulk of the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. It is situated 35 kilometres (22 mi) from Chennai, between Tambaram and Chengalpattu on GST Road. The neighbourhood is served by the Guduvancheri railway station of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Facilities
- 3 Residential corridors and neighborhoods
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Transportation
- 6 Economy and finance
- 7 Schools and education
- 8 Places of worship
- 9 Recent Events & Infrastructure Developments
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Guduvancheri is a rapidly-developing town in Chengalpattu taulk along National Highway 45 that connects Chennai city limit Vandalur and southern Tamil Nadu. Guduvancheri Town panchayat is a hub for towns like Adhanur, Madambakkam, Neelamangalam, Pallancheru (or) Korukkanthangal, Kavanur, TTC Nagar, Kayarambedu, Perumattunallur, Kannivakkam, Pandur, Karanaipudhucheri, Potheri, Nellikuppam, Thailavaram, Thiruporur and Vellancheri.
Guduvancheri TP East side area is like Govindharajapuram, Vishnupriya Nagar, Perumattunallur,kamashwarinagar,Kayarambedu and Nellikuppam. The road eventually ends at OMR at Thiruporur, making it a vital road connecting GST and OMR and the coastal areas.
Guduvancheri west side area is like Adhanur, TTC Nagar, Madambakkam, Kutthanur, Neelamangalam, Pallancheri (or) Korukkanthangal, Orathur. The road eventually connected at Padappai and Sriperumbudur.
Guduvancheri has a railway station, bus stand, upgraded primary health centre [GOVT], telephone exchange, electricity office, post office, police station and higher secondary schools. The suburb is close to SRM University and its group of institutions: (Valliammai Engineering College, SRM School of Management, SRM Medical College, SRM Hospital, Valliammai Polytechnic, SRM Polytechnic, SRM Institute of Hotel Management, SRM Arts and Science, SRM Pharmacy) which are located in Potheri, 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Guduvancheri. It is becoming the largest residential area between Tambaram and Chengalpet because of the IT companies in and around Guduvancheri like Accenture, Ford, Mahindra World City and SEZ.Nearby Schools are Vidya Mandir @ Estancia, Loyola Academy, Mahindra World School, Shree Sankalpa School.
POLICE STATION (G3)
|Contact Person||Superintendent of police|
|Location||Chengalpattu Taluk of Kanchipuram District|
|SPCC (Speed Post Concentration Centre)||Saint Thomas Mount Chennai - 600 016|
|Postal Department Information||Chengalpattu Division (Kanchipuram Region), Tamil Nadu Circle|
GOVERNMENT PRIMARY HEALTH CENTRE (24X7)
|Name of Revenue District||Name of Health Unit||District name of the Block||Name of the Primary Health Centre|
Residential corridors and neighborhoods
Madambakkam is the area in the west side of Guduvancheri Town. A road from near the traffic signal runs west crossing the railway track leading to Madambakkam. It is populated by Good residential settlements and Very Peace full .Sri Lakshmi Narayana temple is one of the historical temple of Madambakkam. This temple is located at Madambakkam (Not to confuse with Chennai City places this is different form the Chennai Madambakkam near Rajakilpakkam/ Selaiyur chennai city ) 2 km to the west of Guduvancheri. This is considered to be a Pallava temple. Navagraha shrine normally not present in a Vishnu temple is seen here. In the sanctum sanctorum, Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal is seen keeping Sridevi at his left lap embracing her. Ladies do the Kedhara Gowri vradha the day after Deepavali; Marriage prayers are answered. This area has thousands of neem trees and air is filled with a healthy fragrance. Madambakkam village has a bus facility up to Chennai T.Nagar and Tambaram.Mini buses and share autos are available to reach Guduvancheri railway station.
Vedachalam Nagar is the area in the west side of Guduvancheri which has the massive layout from Ashok Leyland having nearly 2000+ plots. A road from near the traffic signal runs west crossing the railway track leading to Vedachalam Nagar towards the west of Guduvancheri in between T.T.C(Thiruvalluvar Transport Corporation) Nagar and Adhanur. It is populated by Good residential settlements and Very Peace full locality. A huge tank (Eri) is present there where the resereved waters was distributed to the nearby areas like Adhanur, T.T.C Nagar, Neelamangalam and so on. Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Narasimha perumal, Sidhi Vinayagar, Sivan, Murugan, Shridi Sai Baba, Iyyappan and Navagraha shrines were seen in T.T.C Nagar near to Vedachalam Nagar. Mr. Kaliaperumal and Mr. Anbalagan are the Trustees for this temple.
Bharathi Nagar is a Residential area in Neelamangalam Village (Guduvancheri), which is adjacent to Varadharaja Puram, Vedhachalam Nagar and well known Ashok Leyland employees' society layout/nagar (Ashok Leyland Society Layout is the largest residential layout in Guduvancheri containing around 2000 Plots in it). Bharathi nagar comes under Madambakkam / Adhanoor Panchayath. Bharathi nagar is reached from GST Road through Madambakkam. It is a village rapidly getting populated by residential settlements, as it already enjoys the privilege of owning the Ganesha temple (Sri Selva Vinayagar Temple) and a dedicated larger Play Ground / Children's Park surrounded by trees and water tank.
Neelamangalam is the area in the west side of Guduvancheri. A road from near the traffic signal runs west crossing the railway track leading to Neelamangalam via Madambakkam.It is 3 km from GST Road, It is populated by residential settlements,school(Barathiyar Matric School).Some private mini buses & share auto ply from Guduvancheri at regular intervals.
Tambaram to Neelamangalam bus available - M18L
In addition to this, two temples are being built in this village of which the first one is Sri Rajarajeshwari Temple (at Balaji Avenue) which is being built based on tantric method and second one being a Ganesha temple (at Sri Varasiddhi Vinayagar Nagar).
Krishnapuram is the residential area for 20 years old, it is situated along Nandhiavaram Main Road and Thiruporur Main Road. It is nearest at Government Health Care Centre. They located at Nandeeswarar temple.
Nandivaram is the residential area for many years, which is reached through and along the Nandivaram Main Road next to the Government Health Center. The Nandeeswarar temple which is a long-standing religious structure in the area is located here. The place gets its name from this temple. This temple is believed to be ancient and built during Pallava period. It is big and should be 1000 year old. The temple remains unknown not only for most of the people in Chennai,but even to those who live in Guduvanchery.
The main deity of Nandeeswarar temple is Nandeeswarar(Lord Shiva). The idol of Nandeeswarar is big and attractive. The name of Goddess is Soundara Nayaki who is present in standing posture at separate shrine. There are separate shrines for Lord Ganesha and Lord Subramanya with his consorst Valli and Devasena. And there is beautiful statue of Lord Vishnu and an ancient idol of Nandi(bull) under the holy tree(sthala vruksham). Even though the temple is old, it must be rebuilt multiple times as there is no sign of antiques in the temple expect the idols.
EB bus stop area
In the northern part is the EB bus stop area where the Electricity Board office is there. Next is the very popular Rogers family mart located(supermarket).Thirumagal Township( Ezhil Tower & PonMalar Tower), Viswanathapuram, Balaji Avenue, Sterling Little Flower Apartments,Ashok-Uthra Apartments, Mahalakshmi Nagar, Venkateswara Nagar are the residential areas here. Upcoming apartments like SIS,SAAFA, Akshaya homes, Vaikunta are located here near the National Highway 45 NH45, behind EB Bus stop. The Sub Registar Office, of Guduvancheri is located on GST Road, adjacent to Indian Bank and Karur Vysya Bank. You have NPR Mahal one of the busiest & high class marriage hall for the Tambaram zone
On the south, is the Srinivasapuram area. Canara Bank, Tamil Nadu Mercantile Bank, and Guduvancheri's Post office and a bus stop are locatedin this area. This area is located in Sir Visveswaraya Street. There is an old perumal temple at the end of this street .
Vallancheri, which also falls under the administration of Guduvancheri, is near the SRM University. Estancia, an integrated township, is being developed here between vallancheri and Inside the Estancia,there is a CBSE Board School called Vidya Mandir @ Estancia which has four houses namely Nilkant,Nangaparbhat,Kanchenjunga And Kailash
Thailavaram is a nearby village located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south side of Guduvancheri. Estancia, an integrated township, is being developed here. Thailavaram is a developing village located along National Highway 45 near Guduvancheri that connects Chennai with the cities in southern and western Tamil Nadu.
The village got its name Thailavaram because of Ayurvedic and Siddha connections. ("Thaila" means Medicated Oil and "varam" means gift literally in Tamil).
The Landmark for Thailavaram is the Maruti Suzuki Showroom (Vishnu Cars) just opposite the Bus Stop.
Nellikuppam Road is another important road which runs from near the Traffic signal towards Nellikuppam in the east. It leads to Nellikuppam which is the most popular and important village in Kanchipuram District, also to place like Govindharajapuram, Vishnupriya Nagar, Perumattunallur,kamashwarinagar and Kayarambedu. The road eventually ends at OMR at Thiruporur, making it a vital road connecting GST Road and OMR and the coastal areas. As there is an easy access to OMR the Software Professionals choose their residence for quick access to their Offices, comparatively at lower rent or acquire ownership in the above areas.
Adhanur is a village rapidly getting populated by residential settlements.
TTC (Thiruvalluvar Transport Corporation)nagar is the most important place in guduvancheri. It is located in Adhanur village. TTC nagar is constructed by tamil nadu state transport corporation for the transport employees. TTC nagar consist of 412 individual houses. The Guduvanchery Bus stand was built for the transportation of the employees. This is the main reason for the fastest growth. It consist of sri shakthi Vinayagar Temple, Church and Mosque. Sri Shakthi Vinayagar temple includes Kailashanadhar, Murugan, Iyyappan, Sri prasanna Venkatesha Narashima perumal, anjaneyar, Sai baba, Bhairavar, Saneeswaran, Nadarajar, Navagraham and ellaiyamman. It has separate Govt Ration shop for the benefits of TTC nagar peoples and also includes (kabali nagar, gandhi nagar, jawahar nagar, vedhachalam nagar, jini nagar, kannadhasan nagar). It is the well developed nagar with all needs cement roads, street lights, 24 x 7 water supply to individual houses. Fine and best place to live.
As per 2001 Census data, the population of this town is 26,575 people. The majority of them are Tamil. Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi languages are also prevalently spoken. The town plays host for other state students who study at SRM institutions, migrant workers from North India who are working in large constructions that take place in the area and other state people who work in nearby IT and automobile companies.
Guduvancheri is well connected to Chennai, Chengalpattu and southern cities through road and rail.
Guduvancheri was the last stop for the Chennai Metro Bus Service, Southern area until mid 2007. In 2007, the buses were extended to Maraimalainagar. In 2008, MTC buses were extended to Chengalpattu. Guduvancheri has a Bus stand and two other bus stops near EB office( EB Stopping) and Srinivasapuram.
BUS STAND (Metropolitan Transport Corporation [Chennai] Ltd)
|No||Route No||Service Type||Journey Time [in min]||Origin||Destination||Services|
|2||E18||Air Condition||85||HIGH COURT||Guduvancheri||1|
|14||XA21ET||Express||75||OKKIYAM THORAIPAKKAM SEC.||Guduvancheri||1|
|21||118||Ordinary||50||Tambaram||MARAIMALAI NAGAR I.E.||3|
|23||M118K||Ordinary||50||Tambaram||KEZHAKARANAI KOOT ROAD||1|
|27||Z500C||Air Condition||120||C.M.B.T.||Chengalpattu N.T.||1|
|29||Z500||Air Condition||100||Velachery||Chengalpattu N.T.||2|
|30||Z500B||Air Condition||120||HIGH COURT||S.P.KOIL||3|
|31||X518ET||Express||95||HIGH COURT||MARAIMALAI NAGAR I.E.||1|
The buses below from Villupuram Transport Corporation and TNSTC will stop at Guduvancheri Bus stand.
|Route Number||Route Description|
|129V||Tamabram-Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary|
Most southbound buses stop at Guduvancheri. Buses from Villupuram Transport Corporation like the 122, 108, 81G, 129C, 121, 521, 139, 83A which go to Melmaruvathur, Kalpakkam, Mahabalipuram, Tindivanam, Tiruvannamalai, Pondicherry stop here. Even though there is no stage for the town in many long distance buses, these buses pick-up passengers and fare is that of Tambaram. Hence Trichy, Salem, Kumbakonam, Madurai, Villupuram, Tiruvannamalai, etc. buses can be boarded from here. All the buses are now coming to the bustand, so that the passengers get their buses properly.
All local suburban trains will stop in Guduvancheri. The first train from Chengalpattu that goes towards Tambaram reaches Guduvancheri at about 4:25 am. This train reaches Tambaram at about 5:00 am. The railway station code of Guduvancheri is GI. This is the code that needs to be used for railway ticket reservations.
Morning 6 Fast trains to Beach available. Morning Time, Every 20 minutes 1 Fast Train to Beach.
Morning Time Beach Fast Local Train Timings:
Suburban Train Timings
- Guduvancheri to Chennai Beach Jn - http://erail.in/?T=GI::MSB
- Chennai Beach Jn to Guduvancheri - http://erail.in/?T=MSB::GI
|STATION CODE||STATION NAME||DIVISION NAME||ZONE|
|GI||Guduvancheri||Chennai Central||Southern Railway|
Economy and finance
Banks in & around Guduvancheri
|Bank & Branch Name & ATM Details||Place||IFS Code|
|Axis Bank Offsite ATM||Guduvancheri||-|
|Axis Bank Offsite ATM||Guduvancheri||-|
|Canara Bank Branch & OnSite ATM||Guduvancheri||CNRB0002806|
|Canara Bank Offsite ATM||Guduvancheri||-|
|City Union Bank Branch & On Site ATM (Work Under Progress for Opening)||Guduvancheri||-|
|Corporation Bank Branch & OnSite ATM||Guduvancheri||CORP0000805|
|Dena Bank Branch & Onsite ATM||Guduvancheri||BKDN0621276|
|HDFC Bank Offsite ATM (1)||Guduvancheri||-|
|HDFC Bank Offsite ATM (2)||Guduvancheri||-|
|HDFC Bank Branch & Onsite ATM (Newly opened)||Guduvancheri||Opened on Friday 29th Jan 2016|
|Indian Bank Branch & Onsite ATM||Guduvancheri||IDIB000G019|
|Indian Overseas Bank Branch & Onsite ATM||Guduvancheri||IOBA0002749|
|Karur Vysya Bank Branch & Onsite ATM||Guduvancheri||KVBL0001657|
|Lakshmi Vilas Bank Branch & Onsite ATM||Guduvancheri||LAVB0000287|
|State Bank of India Branch & Onsite ATM||Guduvancheri||SBIN0012932|
|State Bank of India Offsite ATM||Guduvancheri||-|
|State Bank of Travancore Branch & ATM||Guduvancheri||SBTR0000747|
|Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Branch & Onsite ATM||Guduvancheri||TMBL0000215|
|UCO Bank Branch & Onsite ATM||Guduvancheri||UCBA0002513|
|Union Bank of India Branch & OnSite ATM||Guduvancheri||UBIN0562220|
|ICICI ATM (opp to KR hospital)||Guduvancheri|
Guduvancheri is the "Town of Marriage Halls", as it houses 15 Marriage Halls within 2 km diameter. NPR marriage hall is the biggest hall in Guduvancheri. It Is located nearby EB (TNEB - Electricity Board)
Guduvancheri has more than 100,000 houses are there with 500,000 people are living there. SVP GARDEN is the first Gated community in Guduvancheri. Estancia - Chennai's first integrated Township is a joint venture of L&T and Arun Excello pvt. Ltd. It consists of an IT SEZ with Luxury Apartments, Vidhya Mandir school, and yet to materialize shopping mall, multiplexes and hotels.
Schools and education
There are many schools and educational institutions in and around Guduvancheri. Some of them are:
- Shree Sankalpa School CBSE
- Chutti Play & Day Care - www.chuttiplayschool.com
- Vidya Mandir CBSE school (Estancia, Vallancheri)
- smn park play school,karpagambal nagar.
- Shaki Chemistry tuition centre
- Octaves School of Music
- Star Tech Computer Education
- SRM University(Potheri)
- Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School,
- Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School,
- Bharathiar Matriculation Hr.Sec.School,
- St.John's Matriculation School,
- Holy Sai International School,
- Neelan Matriculation School,
- St.Mary's Matriculation School,
- Chocolate Kids Play School (Near EB,Guduvancheri),
- CSC Computer Education Center, Apollo Computer Education Center
- R.T.I College of Commerce
- Annai Logambal Education Centre
- CADD Centre Training Services
- BSS Computer Education Center
- CSC Computer Education Center
- Appolo Computer Education Center
- Elementary Schools
- Kannan School of Music
Places of worship
Nandhivaram houses more than 20 temples and churches like Devasayal Ministries was established since 1992, Founder Rev.C.Stanley balan, (For more info visit www.devasayalministries.org). Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church (More than 550 families), C.S.I St. Andrew's Church(more than 350 family in membership), IGM Church (Sri Nantheeshwarar Temple, Sri Devi Thiruveethi Amman temple, Sri Lakshmi Narayana temple, Mamarathu (Mango tree) Pillayar Temple, Sri Neethe Vinayagar Temple, Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Muthumariamman Temple, Vaelli Amman temple, Puthupalayathu Amman temple and a lot of Amman temples), Kamala Vinayagar Temple and a few Mosques. Nandeeswarar temple is one of the historical temple of Guduvancheri.
Vethathiri Maharishi who founded World Community Service Centre (WCSC), a movement for world peace was born in Nandhivaram in 1911 Swamy Ramalinga Adigalar temple is present in mullakazhani and another is near the Guduvancheri library.
Guduvancheri is also well known in Movies and TV for its name. Guduvancheri is the largest town between Tambaram and Chengelpat. It is the only town that has a Cinema theater between Tambaram and Chengalpattu, which is Venkateswara Theatre which used to serve the B-Center and C-center audience has now been renewed with new seating arrangements, DTS sound and A/C IN Nandhivaram.
Recent Events & Infrastructure Developments
Proposed A new line between Sriperumbudur and Guduvancheri
A new line between Sriperumbudur and Guduvancheri with a spur line to Irungattukottai, Avadi was announced in the Railway Budget 2011. The proposed 55 kilometre railway line, which connects Avadi and Guduvancheri via Sriperumbudur and Oragadam, is estimated to cost about 810 crore. Welcoming the budget announcement, several residents and industrialists said that it would make travel to the fast-developing Sriperumbudur-Irungattukottai industrial belt much easier. The proposed railway line will connect developing industrial hubs and would benefit several people.
- Bharathi Nagar locality Map, Wikimapia
- Ashok Leyland Society layout locality Map, Wikimapia
- Guduvancheri at a Glance
- Guduvancheri locality in demand among Residential Purpose buyers, Magicbricks.com
- Infrastructure Development And Commercial Growth in Perungalathur, Guduvancheri, Kattankulathur and Maraimalai Nagar
- The guideline values of different areas of Guduvancheri could be checked here
- Guduvancheri Guideline Value
- Avadi Guduvancheri Rail line
- Guduvancheri Rail line project is urged
- Vethathiri Maharishi