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Locality in Chennai
Keelkattalai is located in Chennai
Keelkattalai is located in Tamil Nadu
Keelkattalai 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
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
Metro Chennai
 • Body Pallavaram Municipality
 • Official Tamil, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 600117
Planning agency CMDA
Distance from Chennai International Airport 11 kilometres (6.8 mi)
Distance from Tambaram Railway Station 11 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
V51 T.Nagar Tambaram (via Velachery, Keelkattalai)
M14 NGO Colony Medavakkam Jn (Koot Rd) (via Keelkattalai)
B51 T.Nagar Tambaram East (via Adambakkam, Keelkattalai)
(M)18C Keelkattalai T.Nagar (via Nanganallur)
52K Keelkattalai High Court
552K Keelkattalai Thiruporur (via Sholinganallur)
M1 Keelkattalai Thiruvanmiyur (via Velachery)
(M)45E Keelkattalai Anna Square (via Velachery)
M45 Keelkattalai T.Nagar (via Velachery)
18D Keelkattalai Broadway (via Adambakkam)
79K Keelkattalai Oragadam (via Tambaram)
M70K Keelkattalai CMBT (via Vadapalani)
M1P Keelkattalai Polichalur (via Pallavaram)
76 Medavakkam Jn (Koot Rd) CMBT (via Keelkattalai)
21L Keelkattalai Broadway (via Velachery)
M45K Keelkattalai Pallavaram Gate
M11 Saidapet Tambaram East (via Adambakkam, Keelkattalai)
V579 Velachery Padappai (via Tambaram, Keelkattalai)
66K Keelkattalai Poonamallee (via Pallavaram)
M51S Sunnambu Kolathur T.Nagar (via Adambakkam, Keelkattalai)
S12 Keelkattalai Velachery
S19 Keelkattalai Hasthinapuram
S11 Keelkattalai Guindy Asarkana

Food, Shopping and Recreation, guest house .[edit]

city residence and prakash realty


KFC, Domino's Pizza, Aasife Biryani, Subway, Alreef, Raintree, Adyar Ananda Bhavan, Sri Krishna Sweets, Prakash Realty.


Reliance Digital, Sathya's, Poorvika Mobiles, The MobileStore, Reliance Trends, Girias, Mega mart, Reliance trends, More supermarket, Pandian stores, Mothersworld, 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 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 -2017[5] K.viswanathan 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 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
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External links[edit]

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