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Locality in Chennai
Keezhkattalai is located in Chennai
Keezhkattalai is located in Tamil Nadu
Keezhkattalai is located in India
Coordinates: 12°57′54″N 80°11′46″E / 12.96487°N 80.19611°E / 12.96487; 80.19611Coordinates: 12°57′54″N 80°11′46″E / 12.96487°N 80.19611°E / 12.96487; 80.19611
StateTamil Nadu
 • BodyPallavaram Municipality
 • OfficialTamil, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Planning agencyCMDA
Distance from Chennai International Airport11 kilometres (6.8 mi)
Distance from Tambaram Railway Station11 kilometres (6.8 mi)

Keelkattalai (also written as Kilkattalai or Keezhkattalai) is a suburb in the south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu under the Pallavaram municipality. It is a residential locality catering to the needs of the middle income groups.


As of 2011 Census of India,[1] Keelkattalai had a population of 27,981.

Census Data
Year Population Male Female
2001[2] 17,440 9,243 8,197
2011[1] 27,981 14,027 13,954


The name Keelkattalai is derived from the word கீழ் from கிழக்கு (east) and கட்டளை (village) and translates to "The village to the east", with respect to Pallavaram, a Pallava era settlement. Initially, Keelkattalai was incorporated as a village panchayat and on 17 January 1970, it was merged with the Zamin Pallavaram Town Panchayat, Issa Pallavaram Town Panchayat, Hasthinapuram Town Panchayat and Nemilichery Panchayat to form the Pallavaram Municipality[3]


Keelkattalai enjoys a well connected road network to major hubs in the city through two arterial roads connecting namely the Medavakkam Main Road and Pallavaram-Thoraipakkam Radial Road (SH 109). The area is served well by buses serviced by the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Chennai) to major locations inside the city. Despite having no railway connectivity, Keelkattalai is easily accessible from Pallavaram (Chennai Suburban Railway), St Thomas Mount (Chennai Suburban Railway) and Velachery (MRTS, Chennai Mass Rapid Transit System)

Bus Routes[edit]

This list includes buses originating from Keelkattalai and the ones passing through Keelkattalai bus terminus.[4]

Route From To
M14 NGO Colony Medavakkam Jn (Koot Rd) (via Keelkattalai)
(M)18C Keelkattalai T.Nagar (via Nanganallur)
M1 Keelkattalai Thiruvanmiyur (via Velachery)
(M)45E Keelkattalai Anna Square (via Velachery)
18D Keelkattalai Broadway (via Adambakkam)
76 Medavakkam Jn (Koot Rd) CMBT (via Keelkattalai)
S12 Keelkattalai Velachery
S19 Keelkattalai to Hasthinapuram

Food, Shopping and Recreation[edit]


Domino's Pizza, Aarya bhavan, Muniyandi vilas, Subway, Alreef, Raintree, Adyar Ananda Bhavan, Sri Krishna Sweets,


Reliance Digital, Sathya's, Poorvika Mobiles, The MobileStore, Reliance Trends, Girias, Mega mart, Reliance trends, Pandian stores, Majestic, Mokka kadai, Mother's World, Bata, Nilgiris 1905


Keelkattalai Lake, Madipakkam Lake

Social Infrastructure[edit]


  • Apple Kids International Pre-School
  • Holy Family Convent Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Sri Sankara Vidyalaya Matriculation School
  • Kiddies Choice Montessori & Kindergarten School
  • Ravindra Bharathi Global School
  • Vel's Higher Secondary School
  • Velankanni Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Baalyaa Senior Secondary School
  • Pallavaram Municipality Middle School


  • Grace Multispeciality Hospital
  • Vijayam Hospital
  • Divya Hospital


Pallavaram ward map showing Keelkattalai (Eastern end in green)

Lok Sabha Representative[edit]

Sriperumbudur (Lok Sabha constituency)

Pallavaram State Assembly Representative[edit]

Pallavaram (State Assembly Constituency)

Pallavaram Municipality Counsilors[edit]

Term Ward 14 Ward 15 Ward 16
2011 -2016[5] M.SATHISH KUMAR M. Gnanasekaran V. Manoharan

Upcoming/Proposed infrastructure work[edit]

  • Three lane, Unidirectional flyover at the Medavakkam Main Road and Radial road intersection[6]
  • Chennai Metro Rail station at Keelkattalai (Phase 2)[7][8]
  • Water supply improvement scheme in Pallavaram municipality[9]
  • Underground sewerage network in the municipal limits[10]
  • Widening of the Medavakkam main road.[11]

Location in context[12][edit]


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  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
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External links[edit]

  • Things to do in Kilkattalai [1]
  • A village in the city [2]