Kodungaiyur

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Kodungaiyur
கொடுங்கையூர்
neighbourhood
Kodungaiyur is located in Chennai
Kodungaiyur
Kodungaiyur
Kodungaiyur is located in Tamil Nadu
Kodungaiyur
Kodungaiyur
Kodungaiyur is located in India
Kodungaiyur
Kodungaiyur
Coordinates: 13°08′27″N 80°14′53″E / 13.140961°N 80.248175°E / 13.140961; 80.248175Coordinates: 13°08′27″N 80°14′53″E / 13.140961°N 80.248175°E / 13.140961; 80.248175
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai
Metro Chennai
Chennai Corporation Zone IV (Tondiarpet)
Taluk Chennai city - Perambur
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 600118
Vehicle registration TN-05-xxxx
Lok Sabha constituency Chennai North
Vidhan Sabha constituency Perambur/RK Nagar

Kodungaiyur is a residential neighbourhood in the northernmost part of city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India. It comes under Perambur Taluk of Chennai City District.

==Location and surroundings==New Leela Stores, Kodungaiyur covers a vast area bordering Manali to the north, Korukkupet to the east, Madhavaram Milk Colony and Madhavaram to the west, Perambur to the southwest and MKB Nagar (Vysarpadi)to the south.

National Highway 5 (NH 5) touches this area in southwest at Moolakadai.

Chennai Corporation Limits[edit]

Earlier, the ward numbers were 01 (Kodungaiyur West) and 02 (Kodungaiyur East).

In the Expanded Chennai Corporation (200 wards), after delimitation of zones and wards, Kodungaiyur will fall under ward numbers 34, 35, 36 and 37 (all four wards will come under Zone No:IV as per the new expanded corporation limits).

Main thoroughfares[edit]

  • Kamarajar salai > Thiruvalluvar street > Manali road (from Moolakadai towards Chinna Kodungaiyur)
  • TH Road (from Moolakadai towards KKD Nagar and further till Ezhil Nagar)
  • Ethirajsamy Salai (from Erukancherry towards MR Nagar)
  • Meenambal Salai (from MKB Nagar towards KKD Nagar)

Distances from parts of the city to Kodungaiyur:

  • From Perambur: 3.4 km
  • From Parrys corner: 9.5 km
  • From Central Railway station: 8.5 km
  • From Egmore Railway station: 9.5 km
  • From CMBT (Koyambedu): 14 km
  • From Airport: 26.5 km


  • The southwestern part (older part) of the locality around Kamarajar salai is called "Periya Kodungaiyur", whereas the northwestern part (relatively recently developed part) around Manali Salai is called "Chinna Kodungaiyur." Thiruvalluvar street making the unofficial divider between these two areas.
  • Since Kodungaiyur region covers a large area, it is separated and called as Kodungaiyur West (West of Tondiarpet High Road) and Kodungaiyur East(East of Tondiarpet High Road)
  • Places like Kamarajar Salai, TH Road, SIDCO Main Road, MR Nagar, Meenambal Salai houses many business entities (supemarkets, restaurants, banks/ATMs, fuel stations, telephone exchange, LIC satellite branch office etc.) whereas Kodungaiyur West (Parvathi Nagar, Seetharam nagar, Narayanaswamy garden, Soundarya Nagar etc.) is a residential neighborhood.
  • P6 Kodungaiyur Police Station is on SIDCO main Road.
  • TNEB substaion is on SIDCO main Road, KKD Nagar. It is 33/11 KV substation, which delivers power to MR Nagar, KKD Nagar and other eastern parts of Kodungaiyur. Western parts of Kodungaiyur like Narayanasamy garden, RV Nagar, Kamarajar Salai are catered by Sembium substation.
  • The Housing Board residences are at KKD Nagar (Phase I) and Muthamil Nagar (Phase II) which are major developments is last 2 decades. Apart from this, private builders contribute to the development of this area, one such is the RC West minister in Kamarajar Salai.

Kaviarasu Kannadasan Nagar (KKD Nagar) is a part of 'Kodungaiyur' in the city of Chennai and both (KKD Nagar & Kodungaiyur) are not separate geographical locations (since it is assumed wrongly that they are different localities as name boards of most commercial establishments display 'KKD Nagar, Chennai-118' and very few shops display 'KKD Nagar, Kodungaiyur, Chennai-118').

Chinna Kodungaiyur and Periya Kodungaiyur alone do not account to the Kodungaiyur's total geographical area as they are merely parts of Kodungaiyur.

Dumpyard controversy[edit]

Kodungaiyur dumpyard is said to be the largest dumpyard in Chennai city maintained by Chennai Corporation. It has many harmful effects on residents in the vicinity, in violation of MSW Rules framed by Ministry of Environment and Forests. The Corporation of Chennai planned it to close it by 2015 but no work has been done on the ground. Failed promises by government agencies led to the mass protests by the people of Chennai every now and then and initiation of on-line petition[1] which intensified during January 2015 to scientifically close it down and convert it into a park.

Transportation[edit]

Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) runs passenger buses to Kodungaiyur from other major parts of the Chennai city. There are 3 Bus terminuses in Kodungaiyur. They are Kaviarasu Kannadasan Nagar (KKD Nagar), Parvathi nagar and Muthamizh nagar.

KKD Nagar[edit]

KKD Nagar Terminus is the heart of Kodungaiyur's transportation system, as it is the major and most popular bus terminus here. Though frequent buses are available to Parrys and Central, this terminus is badly in need of more bus services to most parts of South Chennai.

Parvathi Nagar[edit]

There is a smaller bus terminus at Parvathi Nagar in North Western Part of the locality. Though there are good number of daily commuters from this area, the frequency of service is very limited (they are timed services) to this terminus as the stretch Kamarajar salai > Thiruvalluvar street > Manali road (from Moolakadai towards Chinna Kodungaiyur) is very narrow with encroachments and unauthorised parking on both the sides of the road making the drivers often feel difficult to drive the bus in this route.

New MTC small bus route (S62) announced which would cater between Manali to Moolakadai via Kodungaiyur. The bus received overwhelming response in as its frequency is 10-15 minutes.

Many residents in Chinna Kodungaiyur, residents east of Manali road go to Kaviyarasu Kanadasan (KKD) Nagar bus terminus and residents west of Manali road goto Arul Nagar (Madhavaram milk clolony) bus stop. Residents of Periya Kodungaiyur go to Moolakadai to catch buses.

Some of the bus routes from here are M46C to CMBT(Koyambedu), M38D to Thiruvottiyur, M116L to Broadway. There are repeated protests for more buses in Kodungaiyur — left unheard by government agencies.

The other smaller terminus is at Muthamil Nagar and the only bus route is M116 to Broadway.

As there is no railway line passing through Kodungaiyur, residents normally go to Perambur (nearest railway station) or Vyasarpadi Jeeva to travel in trains.

The bus services from/via Kaviarasu Kannadasan Nagar (KKD Nagar)/Kodungaiyur East bus terminal are:

Route No Origin Destination Via
64K KKD Nagar Broadway MR Nagar, Moolakadai, Perambur, Doveton, Vepery, Periamet, Chennai Central railway station
64K Cut KKD Nagar Perambur M.R Nagar, Erukkancherry, Moolakadai, Don Bosco, LakshmiAmman Temple, BB Road
116A KKD Nagar Broadway SIDCO, EB, MKB Nagar, Vallar Nagar (Mint), Stanley Hospital, Bharathi Arts College, Beach Station, Parrys
37E Extn KKD Nagar Iyyappanthangal M.R.Nagar, Sharma Nagar, Ambedkar College, G3, Pattalam, Vepery, Egmore, DPI, Sterling Road, Valluvar Kottam, Vadapalani, Valasaravakkam, Porur
S63(Small Bus) Manali Moolakadai Moolakadai, MR Nagar, KKD Nagar, Selaivayal, Balaji Palayalam, Chinna Sekadu, Manali Market
170T KKD Nagar Arignar Anna Zoological Park (Vandalur Zoo) MR Nagar, Moolakadai, Retteri, Thirumangalam, CMBT, Vadapalani, Guindy, Alandur, Meenambakkam, Tirusulam(Airport), Pallavaram, Chromepet, Tambaram, Perungalathur
121G KKD Nagar CMBT M.R.Nagar, Erukkancherry, Moolakadai, Retteri, Lucas TVS, Anna Nagar, Thirumangalam, CMBT
2A Extn KKD Nagar Anna Square Sidco, EB, MKB Nagar, Vyasarpadi, Walltax Road, Central Railway Station, Simpson (P.R.R & Sons), Bells Road, Chepauk, Triplicane, Presidency College, Marina Beach
33Extn KKD Nagar Broadway MKB Nagar, Ambedkar College, Vyasarpadi, Vallalar Nagar (Mint), Stanley Hospital, Bharathi Women's College, Broadway Theatre, Mannadi
170E IOC Tambaram Korukkupet, Ezhil Nagar, KKD Nagar, M.R. Nagar, Moolakadai, Retteri, Thirumangalam, CMBT, Vadapalani, Guindy, Alandur, Meenambakkam, Tirusulam (Airport), Pallavaram, Chromepet

The bus services from Parvathi Nagar/Kodungaiyur West bus terminal are:

Route No Origin Destination Via
64K Extn Parvathi Nagar Broadway Moolakadai, Perambur, Vepery, Periamedu, Chennai Central railway station
116L Parvathi Nagar Broadway Muthamil Nagar, SIDCO, EB, MKB Nagar, Mullai Nagar, Sathyamoorthy Nagar, Vallalar Nnagar (Mint), Stanley Hospital, Beach Station, Parrys
46C Parvathi Nagar CMBT Moolakadai, Perambur, Ayanavaram, ICF, Anna Nagar East, Arumbakkam, CMBT
38D Parvathi Nagar Thiruvottiyur Moolakadai, Sharma Nagar, Ambedkar college, Mint, Maharani, Mani Koondu, Tondiarpet, Tollgate, Raja Kadai, EllaiAmman Koil, Thiruvottiyur
S62(Small Bus) Manali Moolakadai Moolakadai, Ambedkar Statue, R.V Nagar, Parvathi Nagar (Kodungaiyur), Moolachathiram, Balaji Palayalam, Chinna Sekadu, Manali Market

The bus services from Muthamil Nagar bus terminal are:

Route No Origin Destination Via
116 Muthamil Nagar Broadway SIDCO, EB, MKB Nagar, Mullai Nagar, Sathyamoorthy Nagar, Vallalar Nagar (Mint), Stanley Hospital, Beach Station

Educational institutions[edit]

Kodungaiyur has a number of educational institutions. Some of them are:

Colleges[edit]

Schools[edit]

  • A.N.M Middle School, Periya Kodungaiyur
  • Smt. Narbada Devi J. Agarwal Vivekananda Vidyalaya Junior College, Vyasarpadi, Chennai
  • St.Ann's Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Tabalpetty, Chennai
  • Sacred Heart Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Muthamizh Nagar
  • St.Joseph's Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Seetharam Nagar
  • Government High school, in K.K.D Nagar
  • Don Bosco Matriculation Higher secondary school, Erukkancherry
  • Sri Sayee Vivekananda Higher Secondary School, Muthamil Nagar
  • Gurumoorthy High school
  • FES Matriculation Higher secondary school, Muthamil Nagar
  • Our Lady's Matriculation Higher Secondary School, M.R Nagar
  • Grace Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Senthil Nagar
  • St.Mary's Matriculation School
  • Velankani Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Muthamil Nagar
  • Sri Ayyappa matriculation school
  • Vivekanada Vidyalaya matriculation school
  • Lakshmi Narayana Matriculation school, Selavayal
  • Oxford Matriculation School
  • Bharathi Nursery & Primary School, Block V, KKD Nagar
  • Mother Therasa Matriculation Higher Secondary School,KKD Nagar
  • Bharathi Nursery & Primary School, Block I, Muthamil Nagar
  • CSI Bain Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Muthamil Nagar
  • Don Bosco Matriculation Higher secondary school, KKD Nagar
  • Radha Krishnan Matriculation Higher secondary school, Krishnamoorthy Nagar
  • RC Infantia (Pre School), Kamarajar salai
  • Stella Rani welfare trust
  • Good Samaritan Primary School, Erukkenchery

Neighbourhoods[edit]

Most notable neighbourhoods in Kodungaiyur are Amudham Nagar, Selavayal, Narayanasamy Garden, Soundarya Nagar, Parvathi nagar, Venkateswara Nagar (Part I & II), Seetharam Nagar, R.V.Nagar, Union Carbide Colony, Sastri nagar, Jambuli newcolony, Ponnusamy Nagar, Krishna Moorthy Nagar, Vivekananda Nagar, Soundarya Nagar, Ambika Nagar,C hinnandi madam etc.

Apart from these, Muthamil Nagar, MR Nagar, KKD Nagar, Gandhi Nagar and Parvathi Nagar are most important places.[citation needed]

Religious institutions[edit]

Most famous churches are

  • Mother of God Church, Ambedkar street, Periya Kodungaiyur
  • Church of South India
  • ECI Good Shepherd Church, R.V Nagar Junction
  • CPIM Church, Parvathi Nagar
  • Church Of God in India
  • ACA Church
  • St. Sebastian's church
  • Our Lady of Health Shrine, Muthamil Nagar
  • Good Samaritan Fellowship (Hosanna Tower), Chinnadi Madam Road
  • Shekinah Assembly (Worship Center), opp. Pavithra Hospitals, Erukkancherry.
  • Blessing Of Jesus Ministry, Kodungaiyur
  • T E L C PENIEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Thai Nagar, Kodungaiyur.
  • Kodungaiyur Christian (Brethren) Assembly, Seetharam Nagar

Temples are

  • Bhavani Amman kovil, Muthamil Nagar
  • Vembuliamman kovil, Jambuli street
  • Guru Vinayagar temple, R.V Nagar
  • Venkatesa permual temple, Balaji Nagar
  • Sri Siddhi Vinayagar temple, Venkateswara Nagar
  • Kalasathamman Koil, Parvathy Nagar
  • Shankara Vinayagar temple, Periya Kodungaiyur
  • Nagathamman Koil, Union Carbide colony
  • Om Shakthi Vinayagar Temple, M.R.Nagar,T.H Road,Chennai.
  • Kumbali Amman Koil, Kamarajar Salai, Periya Kodungaiyur, Chennai.
  • Sri Kaalikambal kovil, Chinna Kodungaiyur
  • Sri Prasana Venkatasa Ramaswamy Perumal Kovil, Parthasarathy Street, near M.R. Nagar
  • Sri Gangai Amman Koil, Teachers Colony 6th Cross, Kodungaiyur.

Mosques are

  • (masjid-e-al-ameen) Muthamil Nagar
  • Chinna kodungaiyur (masjid an-noor makka madrasa) in Gandhi Nagar
  • Masjid near Thiruthangal Nadar College
  • Masjid Mohyideen in KKD nagar
  • Masjid near Gandhi statue at Kodungaiyur
  • Masjid in Thiruvalluvar Nagar
  • Masjid near Arul Nagar
  • Jumma Masjid in MKB Nagar
  • Masjid-e-Hussainia in Moolakadai

Theatre[edit]

The only theatre in Kodungaiyur is 'Pandiyan Theatre A/C-Dts' formerly known as 'Odian Mani Theatre'. Predominantly Tamil movies are screened in this theatre, and at times English movies also find a place.

Hospital[edit]

The most famous hospital in Kodungaiyur (Erukanchery) is Pavithra Hospital as it was shown many popular films. Also KVT Health centre had opened a new branch next Pavithra Hospital its namely "K.V.T. Speciality Hospital" which as a 24/7 emergency facility with multi-speciality hospital in the circular.

Other hospitals[edit]

  • Subha Hospital, Muthamil Nagar
  • Noor Hospital, Chinna Kodungaiyur
  • Fathima Hospital,Kodungaiyur, Near Moolakadai
  • NRV Hospital, Kodungaiyur
  • Arjun Hospital, Kaviarasu Kannadasan Nagar
  • ESI dispensary, M.R Nagar.
  • Nallam Hospital

Another hospital with good treatment facilities near Kodungaiyur is St. Anthony's hospital (Thapalpetti, Madhavaram).

Community halls[edit]

  • Seetha Ram Nagar Telugu People Welfare Association,
  • Malaysia Mahal, Ethirajsamy salai, M.R. Nagar
  • A.B.Maaligai, Chinna kodungaiyur
  • Malathy Mahal, Muthamil Nagar
  • Kulanthai Terasa Mandapam, KKD Nagar
  • Eswari Mahal, Erukkancherry
  • Raj Hall, KKD Nagar
  • Dana Bhackiyam Hall, Meenambal Salai,Vivekananda Nagar
  • S.K Mahal, Meenambal Salai, Vivekananda Nagar
  • Balaji Kalyana Mandapam, Kodungaiyur
  • Burma Mahal, Thiruthangal college Road, Selavayal
  • Indira Mahal, Ethirajsamy salai, M.R. Nagar
  • K.S. Mahal, M.R. Nagar
  • G.R Kalyana Mandapam, Kodungaiyur
  • R R Mahal,Muthamil Nagar
  • S.M Mahal, M.R.Nagar
  • JRK Mahal

Amirtha bhavanam,annsalai,erukkencheri,back side of pavithra hospital

Banks[edit]

Given below are the banks/ATMs in Kodungaiyur:

  • Chennai Central Co-operative Bank, R.V Nagar, Kodungaiyur West<ref> [1]
  • Chennai Central Co-operative Bank, M.R Nagar (near Deivam Book Store and Poorvika Mobiles)
  • State Bank of India, Ethirajsamy salai, M.R Nagar with ATM
  • Bank of India, Ethirajsamy salai, M.R Nagar with ATM
  • Andhra Bank, Ethirajsamy salai, M.R Nagar with ATM
  • Indian Bank, Meenambal Salai, KKD Nagar with ATM
  • George Town Co-operative Bank, T.H Road, M.R Nagar
  • UCO Bank, Meenambal Road, KKD Nagar with ATM

ATMs[edit]

  • SBI ATM, Meenambal Salai, Behind EB, KKD Nagar
  • SBI ATM, next to Muthukumarasamy College, Muthamil nagar
  • SBI ATM, next to KKD Nagar Bus Terminal
  • SBI ATM, near Gandhi Statue, Chinna Kodungaiyur (Kodungaiyur West)
  • HDFC ATM, next to Reliance web world, SIDCO Main Road
  • HDFC ATM, next to Ceelam, MR Nagar
  • HDFC ATM, Kamarajar Salai, (Near Fathima Hospital)
  • HDFC ATM, Opp to Muthukumarasamy College, Muthamil nagar
  • HDFC ATM, Manali High Road, (Near to Gandhi Statue), Chinna Kodungaiyur (Kodungaiyur West)
  • ICICI ATM, Meenambal Salai, Behind EB, KKD Nagar
  • ICICI ATM, Opp to Sembium EB, Moolakadai
  • AXIS Bank ATM, Moolakadai
  • AXIS Bank ATM, SIDCO Main Road
  • Bank of India ATM, opp Muthukumarasamy College, Muthamil nagar
  • Bank of India ATM, near to Govt high school periya kodungaiyur and Bain school
  • Lakshmi Vilas Bank ATM, next to Reliance web world, Meenambal Salai

References[edit]