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Guduvancheri
கூடுவாஞ்சேரி
Guduvancheri is located in Tamil Nadu
Guduvancheri
Guduvancheri
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°50′42″N 80°03′25″E / 12.84506°N 80.05707°E / 12.84506; 80.05707Coordinates: 12°50′42″N 80°03′25″E / 12.84506°N 80.05707°E / 12.84506; 80.05707
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanchipuram
Kanchipuram Chengalpattu
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN kanchipuram-603202

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.

Geography[edit]

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.

Facilities[edit]

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)[1]

Zone North Zone
Contact Person Superintendent of police

POST OFFICE[2]

OfficeName Guduvancheri S.O
Pincode 603 202
status Sub Office(Delivery)
HeadOffice Chengalpattu H.O
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)[3]

Name of Revenue District Name of Health Unit District name of the Block Name of the Primary Health Centre
Kancheepuram Saidapet chennai Kattankolathur Nandivaram

Residential corridors and neighborhoods[edit]

Madambakkam[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Srinivasapuram[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Adhanur is a village rapidly getting populated by residential settlements.

TTC Nagar[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 Census data, the population of this town is 26,575 people.[4] 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.

Transportation[edit]

Guduvancheri is well connected to Chennai, Chengalpattu and southern cities through road and rail.

MTC buses[edit]

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)[5]

No Route No Service Type Journey Time [in min] Origin Destination Services
1 M18L Ordinary 45 Tambaram NEELAMANGALAM 2
2 E18 Air Condition 85 HIGH COURT Guduvancheri 1
3 XG18 Express 70 T.NAGAR Guduvancheri 12
4 M18G Ordinary 50 Hasthinapuram Guduvancheri 1
5 M18N Ordinary 65 Nanganallur Guduvancheri 1
6 E18 Deluxe 85 HIGH COURT Guduvancheri 6
7 G18 Deluxe 70 T.NAGAR Guduvancheri 5
8 E18 Express 85 HIGH COURT Guduvancheri 12
11 SV21 Deluxe 75 Guduvancheri THIRUVANMIYUR 2
12 SV21 Deluxe 75 Guduvancheri THIRUVANMIYUR 2
13 SV21 Deluxe 75 Guduvancheri THIRUVANMIYUR 2
14 XA21ET Express 75 OKKIYAM THORAIPAKKAM SEC. Guduvancheri 1
15 M52ET Ordinary 60 POZHICHALUR Guduvancheri 2
16 55B Ordinary 70 Guduvancheri PAZHANTHANDALAM 1
17 55B Ordinary 70 Guduvancheri PAZHANTHANDALAM 1
18 55B Ordinary 70 Guduvancheri PAZHANTHANDALAM 1
19 SG70 Deluxe 75 Vadapalani B.S Guduvancheri 2
20 XG70 Express 75 Vadapalani B.S Guduvancheri 7
21 118 Ordinary 50 Tambaram MARAIMALAI NAGAR I.E. 3
22 118ET Ordinary 65 Tambaram KALIVANTHAPATTU 2
23 M118K Ordinary 50 Tambaram KEZHAKARANAI KOOT ROAD 1
24 X170K Express 105 AMB OT Guduvancheri 2
25 M500 Ordinary 65 Tambaram Chengalpattu N.T. 18
26 S500B Deluxe 100 HIGH COURT S.P.KOIL 6
27 Z500C Air Condition 120 C.M.B.T. Chengalpattu N.T. 1
28 X500A Express 80 Hasthinapuram 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
32 X555N Express 80 Tambaram THIRUPPORUR 1
33 XT51S Express 60 Guduvancheri OKKIYAM DURAIPAKKAM 5
34 X500J Express 75 Velachery Chengalpattu 2
35 X21J Express 45 Guduvancheri Velachery 4
36 S70V Deluxe 90 Guduvancheri C.M.BT 2
37 X555G Express 45 Guduvancheri KELAMBAKKAM 1

The buses below from Villupuram Transport Corporation and TNSTC will stop at Guduvancheri Bus stand.

Route Number Route Description
60 Chengalpattu-Tambaram
60M Tambaram-Marudheri
500 T.Nagar-Chengalpattu
540 Avadi-Chengalpattu
121 Dindivanam-Tambaram
104 Vandavasi-Tamabram
108 Kalpakkam-Tambaram
108 Kalpakkam-Chennai
100 Anaikattu-Chennai
129V Tamabram-Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
129C CMBT-Guindy-Tamabram-PV Kalathur
83 CMBT-Guindy-Tamabram-Maduranthakam

Southbound buses[edit]

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.

Suburban railway[edit]

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:

Fast 7.30
Fast 7.50
Fast 8.10
Fast 8.30
Fast 8.50
Slow 9.00
Fast 9.10

Suburban Train Timings

RAILWAYS[6]

STATION CODE STATION NAME DIVISION NAME ZONE
GI Guduvancheri Chennai Central Southern Railway

Economy and finance[edit]

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[edit]

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
  • TNCD
  • 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[edit]

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[7] 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[edit]

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.

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