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Meenambakkam is located in Chennai
Meenambakkam is located in Tamil Nadu
Meenambakkam is located in India
Coordinates: 12°59′04″N 80°10′29″E / 12.98456°N 80.17470°E / 12.98456; 80.17470Coordinates: 12°59′04″N 80°10′29″E / 12.98456°N 80.17470°E / 12.98456; 80.17470
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai
Metro Chennai
Population (2016)
 • Total 5,000+
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration TN-22

Meenambakkam (Tamil: மீனம்பாக்கம்) is an Neighbourhood in Chennai district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The Chennai International Airport Cargo Terminal is situated here. The neighbourhood is served by Meenambakkam railway stationMeenambakkam Metro opened in 2016. It also has a hillock nearby.

Meenambakkam consist of AAI (IAD & NAD) Quarters and Meenambakkam locality very adjacent to the International Cargo and close by the Runway. It houses around 500 families.There are two schools in the colony—the Civil Aviation Middle school,Government Adi Dravida Welfare Higher Secondary School which has been producing excellent results for the past few years, More students from closer by areas like Pallavaram, St thomas mount prefer this school for the best coaching. The colony is also close to the Jain College in Meenambakkam. At walking distance from the colony, are two intra-city electric train stations (Meenambakkam and Palavanthangal), providing further access to the schools, colleges, residents of the colony and interior streets. Meenambakkam has cricket teams like OMCC which has won lot of Soft ball tournaments and Team captains name is MOHAN M.C(Former). DGQA complex a defence area is also there in meenambakkam.kendriya vidayalaya DGQA is also there for the students who are residing in that area as well as kendriya vidyalaya minabakkam near palavanthangal subway.

Schools and Colleges[edit]

Kendriya Vidyalaya Meenambakkam, Kendriya Vidyalaya DGQA, Government Adi Dravida Welfare Higher Secondary School, Civil aviation School, Little flower School (till UKG), Kalyanamayee Primary and Nursery School (Till 5th), Jain School (CBSE), Prince Matriculation school and A. M. Jain College


Meenambakkam is considered to be a Den for DMK which has been consistently winning the local body elections for the past 30 Years and this is a Reserved ward. Current councillor till 2016 is Jayanthi Thenarasu from DMK.MR Vaidyalingam (Ex MLA Tamabaram plays a Major role in improving the infrastructure of Meenambakkam. In the year 2001 local body elections - All the 12 wards were won by DMK which has been a Unbreakable record.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1981 3,092 —    
1991 3,802 +23.0%
1891 3,609 −5.1%
  • 1981 - 2001: G. Dattatri (February 10–11, 2005). WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION IN PERI-URBAN CHENNAI – CASE STUDY FINDINGS. Service Provision Governance in the Peri-Urban Interface of Metropolitan Areas. p. 8. 

As of 2016 India census,[1] Meenambakkam has a population of Over 5000. Total voting population is 3620 where male voters are 1790 and female voters are 1830.


Meenambakkam metro has been introduced in the year 2016 which runs from Airport till Koyambedu and will be extended till Mount road and Old washermanpet. This project should ease the traffic


Cricket is one of the favorite sport in Meenambakkam, mostly played with tennis balls. Notable teams are: OMCC, JMCC Sr, JMCC Jr, NAD CC, IAD (Jeans Cc) and MCC(One of the Oldest team)


Closest Theaters caterning meenambakkam Population is Velan and Vetrivel (Famously called Ranga theatre), Janatha theatre Pallavaram,Vetri and Rakesh in Chrompet.


  1. ^ "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.