Manali New Town

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Manali New Town
மணலி புது நகர்
Manali New Town is located in Chennai
Manali New Town
Manali New Town
Manali New Town is located in Tamil Nadu
Manali New Town
Manali New Town
Manali New Town is located in India
Manali New Town
Manali New Town
Coordinates: 13°12′29″N 80°16′18″E / 13.208028°N 80.271585°E / 13.208028; 80.271585Coordinates: 13°12′29″N 80°16′18″E / 13.208028°N 80.271585°E / 13.208028; 80.271585
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
Metro Chennai
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 600103
Telephone code 2593****
Vehicle registration TN-18

Manali New Town [Acronym: MNT] (Tamil: மணலி நியூ டவுன் / மணலி புது நகர்) is a neighbourhood in Chennai, developed by CMDA. Manali New Town includes areas from Edayanchavadi and Sadayankuppam Panchayats of in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a northern neighbourhood of Chennai City .

Location and surroundings[edit]

Manali New Town borders Ennore to the east, Redhills to the west, Manali to the south, Minjur to the North. This town is situated adjacent to the State Highway-56. The residents of this area are affected by traffic caused by container trucks.


Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) runs passenger buses to Manali New Town from a few of the major parts of the Chennai city. Some of the bus services are :

Route No Origin Destination Via
56J (44B) Manali New Town Brodway M.F.L,Thiruvetriyur,Tondiorpet,Royapuram,Beach R.S
56J (44B Extension) Manali New Town Triplicane M.F.L,Thiruvetriyur,Tondiorpet,Royapuram,Beach R.S,Parrys,Secretriat,Anna Square
28A Manali New Town EGMORE R.S. M.F.L,Thiruvetriyur,Tondiorpet,Washermenpet,V.Nagar,Elephant Gate,Central R.S,Simpson
28A Manali New Town Vallalar Nagar M.F.L,Thiruvetriyur,Tondiorpet,Washermenpet
121D Manali New Town CMBT Manali,Madhavaram Milk Colony,Moolakadai,Retteri,Thirumangalam
157M Manali New Town Red Hills M.F.L,Thiruvetriyur,Tondiorpet,Korrukupet Jn,M.K.B Nagar,Moolakadai,Puzhal Jn

Some of the buses that passes through Manali New Town are :

Route No Origin Destination Passes through
64B Minjur Broadway Manali New Town
64P Minjur Perambur Manali New Town
121B Minjur CMBT Manali New Town
56P Minjur Broadway Manali New Town
595 Pulicat TollGate Manali New Town
527 ThathaiManchi Broadway Manali New Town
556 Kattupalli Thiruvetriyur Manali New Town

Apart from the MTC buses, Autos and Share Autos play a vital role for the transportation in this area.

Educational institutions[edit]


Apart from many Government and Municipal/Corporation Schools, there are many notable Government-aided/Private schools in Manali New Town. Few to name are as follows :

  • Baala Vidyalaya Matriculation School
    • L.K.G. to High School (10th Std.) - State Board pattern
  • G.R.T.M.Vivekanandha Vidyalaya (GRTMVV) Higher Secondary School
    • L.K.G. to High School (10th Std.) - C.B.S.E. pattern and Higher Secondary (11th & 12th) - State Board pattern
  • Infant Jesus Primary School
    • L.K.G to 5th Std.
  • Infant Jesus Matriculation Higher Secondary School
    • 6th to 12th Std.
  • Vijay Nursery Primary School
    • L.K.G to 5th Std.

Places of worship[edit]

Manali New Town, well known for its wide range of Temples, has been called "Temple Town" by the neighbourhood people.


  • Sundara Vinayagar Temple
    • Temple for Lord Vinayaka, Lord Shiva, Lord Muruga, Lord Dhakshina Murthy, Lord Anjaneya, Lord Ayyapa, Goddess Durga, Lord Bhairava, Lord Kubera and Navagrahas
  • Anjaneya Temple
  • Raja Rajeshwari Temple
  • Manjal Maari Amman Temple
  • Iyya Vaigundar Temple
  • Ayyapa Temple


  • Masjid-e-Habeebiya Mosque(Sunnath-wal-Jamath),Near M7 Police Station


  • Infant Jesus Shrine
  • Yesu Namodu Church, Ezil Nagar (Jesus With Us Ministries, Jebothotam Trust, Kalayarkoil)
  • Christ Methodist Church
  • St.Paul's Church

Development and controversies[edit]

Manali New Town is one among the first few areas distributed with desalinated water from the Minjur desalination plant.[1]

Though Manali New Town was created as a Satellite Township by CMDA in 1980’s, MNT still lacks many essential commodities like Road facilities, Street lights, Fire service and frequent bus services. CMDA yet to hand over the Manali New Town to the local bodies concerned for better development of many civic amenities.[2]