Iyyapanthangal

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Iyyapanthangal
Iyyapanthangal is located in Chennai
Iyyapanthangal
Coordinates: 13°02′17″N 80°08′06″E / 13.03796°N 80.13513°E / 13.03796; 80.13513Coordinates: 13°02′17″N 80°08′06″E / 13.03796°N 80.13513°E / 13.03796; 80.13513
CountryIndia
StateTamil Nadu
Panchayat UnionKundrathur block
MetroChennai
Government
 • TypePanchayat Village
 • BodyPanchayat
Population
 (2001)
 • Total7,066
Language
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
600056
Vehicle registrationTN-12
Planning agencyCMDA

Iyyapanthangal is a town (Panchayat Village) in the Kundrathur Panchayat Union[1] of Chennai metropolitan city in the Tamil Nadu, India. It is located 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Fort St George on the Mount-Poonamallee Road and is a neighbourhood of Chennai. The nearest railway stations are at Guindy (Chennai South Line) about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) away and Avadi (Chennai West Line) about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) away.The important Porur Junction where a much needed road overbride on the busy Guindy - Poonamallee stretch was built after a very long delay of nearly five years is just about 2 km from Iyyapanthangal and the Poonamallee Junction is just about 2 km from the town.

Connectivity[edit]

The six-acre Iyyapanthangal bus terminus was opened in 1994.[2] It operates 162 buses[3] to places such as Koyambedu, Tambaram, Kundrathur, Sommangalam, Kovalam, Sunguvachattiram, Parrys Corner, Anna Salai, Tambaram, T Nagar and Mint. About 150,000 commuters take buses from here daily.

The state highways department undertook renovation of the terminus at a cost of 4.1 million in March 2010. The work to lay the concrete floor within the terminus area has begun. Among the 25 MTC depots, this is the first terminus to be taken up for renovation. The renovation includes construction of a compound wall, replacement of old lights, creating concrete parking areas for buses, installation of electronic sign boards, and raising the level of the terminus 1.5 feet above the height of Mount-Poonamallee High Road to prevent waterlogging during the monsoon. Facilities for toilets and drinking water for both passengers and MTC staff was also planned. Iyyappanthangal Bus Depot was one of the top most collection in revenue in Chennai in 2k's.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001, Iyyappanthangal had a population of 7,066 with 3,614 males and 3,452 females. The sex ratio is 955 and the literacy rate is 83.9.

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