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|Zone||Ambattur Zone No 7|
|Ward||Korattur (Ward 83,84)|
|• Body||Chennai Corporation|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Sriperumbudur, Chennai Central|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Ambattur, Villivakkam|
|Civic agency||Chennai Corporation|
Korattur is situated in the western part of Chennai. It is a part of the Ambattur Zone of Chennai Corporation and located along the Chennai-Bangalore/Mumbai railroad about 12 km from the Chennai Central. It is developed with TNHB Layouts similar to Anna Nagar and the southern section of Korattur located near Padi is often considered to be an integral part of Anna Nagar
The place has developed from being a calm village in the early 20th century to an urban township of today due to the expansion of the Chennai city and the industrial development of west part of Chennai. The neighbourhood is served by Korattur railway station of the Chennai Suburban Railway. The main road (East & Central Avenue) have been laid as 4 lane road with a median, such that each side has a 2 lanes with parking facility.
Korattur is famous for its thick foliage. The main road leading from Padi is populated with thick and old trees on both sides, so much so that the canopy renders the sky only partially visible. There are many other streets with such high tree-density, most notably the 18th Street and 12th/15th Street junction. In between 2nd / 14th / 15th and 18th street is a sufficiently spacious park where children play merrily after school and it also has a walking / jogging track. There are also many beautiful location beyond Korattur railway station (i.e. Chennai 76 ). Korattur is one of the place in Chennai to have detailed and planned TNHB colony and surrounded with thick greenery and trees around all places. In the recent past the old flats are replaced by new apartment complexes.
Some major Hindu temples are in Korattur, the important one being the Pillaiyar Kovil (near the Korattur Police / ESI Hospital - opposite to TNSC Bank), another Temple behind the Community Hall. One near the Korattur Main Bus Stand. A Mosque is located @ 27th Street (i.e. behind Hotel New Saravanaas) and Churches like Infant Jesus (Catholic), Grace Prayer House (near Community Hall) and C.S.I Holy Trinity Church, (next to Bakthavatchalam College / Metro Water Tank) ... near the Korattur water canal,
Location in context
Korattur has some CBSE and matriculation schools. They are Dr.Nalli Kuppuswami Vivekananda Vidyalaya Junior College, 'Little Holy Angels Mat. Hr. Sec. School', and 'Ebenezer Matriculation Higher Secondary School. 'Good Shepherd Matriculation Higher Secondary School'
Though located around 10–13 km away from many central places in the city, Korattur is well-linked by public transport. Local trains (EMU) starting from Central / Velacherry Railway station to Avadi/Tiruvallur/ Arakkonam stop at Korattur. City bus services are 7B from Parry's Corner, 23C from Thiruvanmiyur, 65T from Poonamalle, 70L from Tambaram to Ambattur OT via Korattur Central Avenue,22B from Anna Square, 47D(cut service) from Thyagaraya Nagar 41D from Mandaveli to Avadi via Korattur Central Avenue, 70L(cut service) from Guindy Industrial Estate and S42 from Maduravoyal. New mini bus service S75 from TVS Lucus to Ambattur and S58 from TVS Lucus to Thirumulaivayoil both via Korattur Central Avenue. S57 Mini bus from Perambur to korattur north via mohan garden ,DK brothers and Peravallur, this is the first bus service for korattur north .. but we miss 16-A route bus from Korattur to Quide-de-Milleth College, which has been withdrawn now. This route bus use to ply an Express service @ 9:10 AM in the morning which used to be a taken by many Govt officers for their offices in the city like Egmore and Mount Road. High-speed trains coming to Chennai from Bangalore and other places pass by Korattur. One could alight at Perambur station and take a local to reach Korattur.
Being situated in the Western Chennai, provides good connectivity to - North, Central and South Chennai.
Places of worship
There are few Hindu Temples, the oldest being Jambookeshwar Temple old Earikarai Sri Siyathamman Temple. A mosque and two churches: Holy Trinity Church and Infant Jesus. The other temples are Lakshminarayanan Perumal for Vishnu (adjacent to Jambookeshwarar temple), Nagavalli Amman temple (38th main street), Vijayashakthi Vinayakar Temple in north Srinivasapuram, Pillayar Koil (next to police station), Anjaneyar temple (near the bus stand),Sri Throwpathy Amman Kovil, Sri Muthumari Amman Temple where one can also find the shrine of Shri Sridi Sai Baba within the temple premises and Yoga Anjaneyar temple with Munishwaran shrine in the same premises along the banks of Korattur Eri. The population is predominantly Hindu, with many Brahmins, but quite a number of Muslims and Christians also live here peacefully and successfully.
The Korattur Lake present north of the railway line, is an important sightseeing place in this town. Apart from being a water reservoir that is useful to people here, it also acts as a buffer during rains. This lake is also home to a wide variety of animals. Over 50 species of birds can be seen in the wild in this lake, particularly in winter months. This lake is a major attraction to wildlife and bird enthusiasts in north Chennai. Despite major habitat loss in the present decade, this lake still houses a good animal and plant life.
- "Facelift for Korattur bus terminus - TAMIL NADU". The Hindu. 30 January 2008. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
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