Korattur

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Korattur
neighbourhood
Korattur is located in Chennai
Korattur
Korattur
Korattur is located in Tamil Nadu
Korattur
Korattur
Korattur is located in India
Korattur
Korattur
Coordinates: 13°06′41″N 80°11′04″E / 13.111497°N 80.184413°E / 13.111497; 80.184413Coordinates: 13°06′41″N 80°11′04″E / 13.111497°N 80.184413°E / 13.111497; 80.184413
CountryIndia
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictChennai District
MetroChennai
ZoneAmbattur Zone No 7
WardKorattur (Ward 83,84)
Government
 • BodyChennai Corporation
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN600076,600080
Vehicle registrationTN-13
Lok Sabha constituencySriperumbudur, Chennai Central
Vidhan Sabha constituencyAmbattur, Villivakkam
Planning agencyCMDA
Civic agencyChennai 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. Being situated in close proximity to Anna Nagar and similarly developed with TNHB Layouts, Korattur is often referred to as 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 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 news ones constructed by GR Natarajan, Pushkar, Landmark, Marvel, GreenPeace, India Builders & Firm Foundations coming with mega projects and flat prices have reached Rs 10,000/sqft.

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[edit]

Educational institutions[edit]

Korattur has some CBSE and matriculation schools. They are Bhaktavatsalam Vidyashram, Dr.Nalli Kuppuswami Vivekananda Vidyalaya Junior College, 'Little Holy Angels Mat. Hr. Sec. School', and 'Ebenezer Matriculation Higher Secondary School.

Transport[edit]

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[1] 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.

Following are the distances to majors landmarks in Chennai from Korattur -

Padi Flyover - 1 km

Thirumangalam - 4 km

Ambattur Estate- 3 km

Villivakkam - 3 km

Ayanavaram - 6 km

Mogappair West / East - 4 km

Anna Nagar Round Turnup- 6 km

Koyambedu Junction - 5 km

CMBT - 6 km

Anna Arch - 7 km

Retteri Junction - 6 km

Vadapalani - 7 km

T Nagar - 10 km

Gemini Flyover - 11 km

Egmore - 10 km

Chennai Central - 13 km

Kathipara Flyover- 14 km

Chennai Airport - 18 km

Places of worship[edit]

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.

Banks and ATMs[edit]

Many banks and ATMs are present in Korattur. The banks which have their branch office in Korattur are UCO Bank, State Bank of India, Tamil Nadu State Apex Co-Operative Bank, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Canara Bank, ICICI Bank and Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank. Other banks that have set up ATMs include SBI, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Karur Vysya bank, Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Indian Bank, ING Vysya Bank, UCO Bank, Tamil Nadu State Apex Co-Operative Bank,Indian Overseas Bank and DCB.Syndicate Bank and ATM, Kanchipuram Co-operative Bank,Kotak Mahindra Bank,in korattur north side bank of baroda City Union Bank,tata indi cash,axis bank,sbi,city Union bank &atm in 11 street opp to Vivekananda school

Restaurants[edit]

Few restaurants are available, one of them being Hotel New Saravanas on the main road (Central Avenue) and Junior Kupanna. A host of private messes and Blue Ivy (service apartments) have come in the main road, with many bakeries and snack-shops in other places in Korattur. Baker's Cottage near Vivekananda Vidyalaya. cake box on central avenue. Domino's Pizza on East avenue is the latest eat out in the area. junior kuppanna restaurant in 31st street

Shops/Departmental stores[edit]

Busy shops on 31st street on a rainy day

There are lots of shops in Korattur.starting from the entrance Sree Balaji Motor's a multibrand two wheeler showroom, korattur corner tea,snacks and juice shop famous from since 1969 Some of the prominent ones Best Moment Capture of your memories famous Photography service 'Hari Photo Studio since 1985 (31st Street ) include More super market(57th street), Rajshree Xerox (Opp. to bus stand), Annachi Super Market (Station Road), Golden Stores (31st street), Rajaguru Stores (Thillai Nagar 2nd Street), Mummy Daddy (31st street), Aravind Plaza encompass a wide range of shops from vegetable markets to beauty salons. Hypertech Systems is one of the leading computer sales and service providers in Chennai. 'Sri SAI Nursery Garden' located in 17th Street for nature lovers which provides all the needs and services related to garden plants and trees. Recently pioneer unisex salons Naturals launched its new branch in the month of January '2015' and GreenTrends have opened their saloon at East Avenue, above ICCI BANK, that is near Korattur Police Station / Pillaiyar Kovil. The same complex also has ING-Vysya and Union Bank of India ATMs. Recently in '2013 Devi Amirthavalli Enterprises, 28th Street, have opened their( opp to Bhaktavatsalam Women's College & School ) is one of the leading computer sales and service providers in Chennai.Leeds Bazaar in east avenue.Rajlaxmi hall,Mahalaxmi Jewellers are also one few shops which sells textiles and Gold items and have its presence for more than 3 decades.

Sightseeing[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

Transport in Chennai

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facelift for Korattur bus terminus - TAMIL NADU". The Hindu. 2008-01-30. Retrieved 2015-12-23.

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