Mogappair

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Mogappair
முகப்பேர்
Dr. J. J. Nagar
Neighbourhood
Mogappair is located in Chennai
Mogappair
Mogappair
Mogappair is located in Tamil Nadu
Mogappair
Mogappair
Mogappair is located in India
Mogappair
Mogappair
Coordinates: 13°04′50″N 80°10′48″E / 13.0805°N 80.1801°E / 13.0805; 80.1801Coordinates: 13°04′50″N 80°10′48″E / 13.0805°N 80.1801°E / 13.0805; 80.1801
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Thiruvallur
Metro Chennai
Government
 • Body Ambattur Municipality
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 600037
Vehicle registration TN-13
Vidhan Sabha constituency Ambattur
Lok Sabha constituency Thiruvallur District
Planning agency CMDA
Civic agency Chennai Corporation
Website www.chennai.tn.nic.in

Mogappair (also known as Dr. J. J. Nagar) is a fast-developing residential neighborhood in north-western Chennai, India. It is located west of the Jawaharlal Nehru Road (Inner Ring Road) and is part of the Ambattur zone(7) of the Chennai Corporation. There are industrial estates to the north and west, namely Padi, Mannurpet and Ambattur.

The abundance of highly reputed schools, specialized hospitals and the recent influx of IT offices in the industrial estates in and around it have catapulted Mogappair into a strategic location for business.It consists of a Fire Station in the east part of the town. The reasonable rents make this a favorite area for aviation crew members, patients visiting the heart specialty hospitals and employees in the IT industry.

The Mangal Lake in the northern part of Mogappair was heavily contaminated by the effluents from the adjoining Ambattur Industrial estate.[1] Today, there has been some reform taken up by Neer Exnora to protect and beautify it.[2] A few decades ago, Mogappair was a small village, a part of which is still intact in the south-western part of Mogappair. Mogappair is divided into two parts namely Mogappair East and Mogappair West.

Origin of the name[edit]

Mogappair was once "Maga-p-peru" (meaning "blessed with a child"). After persistent mispronunciation, the term "Magapperu", in course of time, has become "Mogappair" or "Mugappair" - the name of the place.[3]

Sri Santhana Srinivasa Perumal Temple is located at Mogappair. The name Magapperu is derived from the belief that the deity Shri Santhana Srinivasa Perumal grants the blessing of parenthood to childless couples. After persistent mispronunciation, the name 'evolved' to its present form (Mogappair). Childless couples visit this temple and offer their prayers, and it is said that their wishes come true after the visit.[4]

History[edit]

Santhana Srinivasa Perumal Temple


Shri Arunachalam Mudaliar, the founder of Santhana Srinivasa Perumal Temple at Mogappair, constructed the temple approximately 170 years back. After Shri Arunachalam Mudaliar, his descendants manage the temple.

Once a pastoral village, Mogappair has turned into a vertically-enabled residential neighborhood. It was once a sparsely populated back-of-beyond village. Today, Mogappair is a burgeoning residential locality that is punctuated with apartment complexes. A beehive of construction activity, one can always see some promoter or the other breaking ground on a 'vertical' project in this north-western suburb.

The change has been phenomenal in Mogappair. Once, cultivated lands stretched away endlessly, irrigated by Mogappair Eri, Mangal Eri, Nolambur Eri and Ambattur Eri. Though the locality was idyllic and scenic, some outsiders were reluctant to settle at Mogappair.

The coming of the Ambattur Industrial Estate changed the contours of Mogappair as also the images it evoked. The State Government, through schemes anchored by the Tamil Nadu Housing Board, wanted to make Mogappair a residential suburb, primarily for those employed in industrial units in neighboring areas.

This scheme was launched by then Chief Minister Dr. J. Jayalalithaa, so it was named as Dr. J. J. Nagar after her. Later during the DMK regime it was changed back to Mogappair. Now the people in this locality use both the names and it has become a common one. The buses in this region run as Dr. J.J.Nagar.

Bus Depot[edit]

The locality is served by a bus terminus on Third Main Road in Mogappair East and West. The terminus is being developed by the Local Area Development Fund, including cementing the entire surface, construction of time keeper's office, water facilities & toilets and erecting two 60-foot-high high-mast lamps, one each at the entrance and at the exit. About 30,000 people use the terminus daily, from where about 39 buses on 12 routes are being operated daily, making about 280 trips daily.

Normal Express Deluxe

List of MTC bus routes from Mogappair East Bus Terminus

Mogappair East Bus Terminus at night
Route Number Destination Via
7H Broadway Police Station, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, Roundtana, Chinthamani, Purasawalkam, Chennai Central railway station
7H Broadway/Secretariat Police Station, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, Roundtana, Chinthamani, Purasawalkam, Chennai Central railway station, Broadway
7H Broadway/High Court Police Station, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, Roundtana, Chinthamani, Purasawalkam, Chennai Central railway station, Broadway
7H Broadway Police Station, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, Roundtana, Chinthamani, Purasawalkam, Chennai Central railway station
147A T.Nagar Police Station, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, Anna Arch, SKYWALK, Choolaimedu (Nungambakkam railway station), Valluvar Kottam, Pondy Bazaar
147A T.Nagar Police Station, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, Anna Arch, SKYWALK, Choolaimedu (Nungambakkam railway station), Valluvar Kottam, Pondy Bazaar
27N Anna Square Police Station, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, SKYWALK, DPI, LIC, Chepauk Cricket Stadium, Triplicane
M70 Thiruvanmiyur Police Station, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, CMBT, Vadapalani, Ashok Nagar, Guindy Thiru Vi Ka Estate, Guru Nanak College, Velachery, Taramani, SRP Tools
S54* Ayappakkam Mogappair Village, Vijaya Bank, Mogappair West, Nolambur, Athipattu, ICF Colony


List of MTC bus routes from Mogappair West Bus Terminus

Mogappair East bus terminus at Daylight
Route Number Destination Via
7M Broadway Wavin, Thirumangalam, Roundtana, Chinthamani, Purasawalkam, Chennai Central railway station
7M Broadway/Secretariat Wavin, Thirumangalam, Roundtana, Chinthamani, Purasawalkam, Chennai Central railway station, Broadway
7M Broadway/High Court Wavin, Thirumangalam, Roundtana, Chinthamani, Purasawalkam, Chennai Central railway station, Broadway
7M Broadway Wavin, Thirumangalam, Roundtana, Chinthamani, Purasawalkam, Chennai Central railway station
7HCT Broadway/Secretariat Vijaya Bank, Mogappair Village, Mogappair East, Police Station, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, Roundtana, Chinthamani, Purasawalkam, Chennai Central railway station
20A^ Broadway Ambattur Industrial Estate, Lucas, Padi, Aynavaram/Sayani, Kelleys, Dharmaprakash/Petrol Bunk, Chennai Central railway station
147B T.Nagar Wavin, Thirumangalam, Anna Arch, SKYWALK, Choolaimedu (Nungambakkam railway station), Valluvar Kottam, Pondy Bazaar
147BET T.Nagar Wavin, Thirumangalam, Anna Arch, SKYWALK, Choolaimedu (Nungambakkam railway station), Valluvar Kottam, Pondy Bazaar
147B T.Nagar Wavin, Thirumangalam, Anna Arch, SKYWALK, Choolaimedu (Nungambakkam railway station), Valluvar Kottam, Pondy Bazaar
27L+ Anna Square Wavin, Thirumangalam, SKYWALK, DPI, LIC, Chepauk, Triplicane
27L Anna Square Wavin, Thirumangalam, SKYWALK, DPI, LIC, Chepauk, Triplicane
77J Guindy Mogappair Eri Scheme, Mogappair East, J.J.Nagar East Police Station, Thirumangalam, CMBT, Vadapalani, Ashok Nagar, Ekkaduthangal, CIPET
70W Velachery Wavin, Thirumangalam, CMBT, Vadapalani, Ashok Nagar, Ekkaduthangal, Guindy Thiru Vi Ka Estate, Concorde, Guru Nanak College
48AET Madhavaram Ambattur Industrial Estate, Lucas, Padi, Aynavaram/Sayani, Perambur Railway Station, Moolakadai, Madhavaram Post Office
S53* Maduravoyal Erikarai Nolambur, Iswarya Nagar, Vanagaram, Maduravoyal
S51`* Koyambedu Market Vijaya Bank, Mogappair Village, Mogappair East, Collector Nagar, Padikuppam, Rail Nagar, Koyambedu metro station
  • * Mini bus service
  • ^This bus originates from Mogappair old Town and passes through Mogappair West Terminus to Broadway.
  • <D70ET originates from Nolambur and passes through Mogappair West Terminus to Velachery.
  • 147BET originates from Nolambur and passes through Mogappair West Terminus to T. Nagar.
  • +27L passes through Mogappair East Bus Terminus from West terminus only at 07:30 am.

Education and health care[edit]

Schools, hospitals and guest houses define Mogappair. This suburb abounds with schools. Hospitals are a close second. There are the speciality Madras Medical Mission and the newly set-up International Center for Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Diseases and also a few multi-speciality hospitals around the locality.

Schools in Mogappair[edit]

  • Chennai Corporation Primary School, Sector-6, Mugappair West,
  • Government High School, Mugappair West (TANK School)
  • M G R Adarsh Public Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Mugappair East
  • Bethany Nursery and Primary School, Reddy Palayam, Mugappair West.
  • Dawn (CBSE) International School, Nolambur
  • Ravindra Bharathi Global School, Mogappair East
  • Priya Matric HSS, Mogappair West
  • DAV Matric HSS, Mogappair East
  • DAV (Girls) Sr. Secondary School (CBSE), Mogappair
  • DAV (Boys) Senior Secondary School (CBSE), Mogappair
  • Chennai Public school (CBSE), TVS Colony, Anna Nagar West
  • Spartan Matriculation Higher Secondary School - Mogappair East
  • Spartan CBSE School - Mogappair East
  • The Schram Academy International school (Nolumbur)
  • MGR Adarsh Matric HSS, Mogappair East
  • Green Valley Matric HSS, Mogappair West
  • SBIOA Model Matric Higher Secondary School, Mogappair Eri scheme
  • Shamrock Matric HSS, Mogappair East
  • Vasantham - School for children with intellectual disabilities
  • PMR Matric HSS, Mogappair East
  • Leo Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Government Boys Higher Secondary School - Mogappair East
  • Government Girls Higher Secondary School - Mogappair East
  • Amutha Matriculation Higher Secondary School - Mogappair West
  • Sri Krishnammal Matric Higher Secondary School- Mogappair East
  • Velammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School - Mogappair East
  • Velammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School - Mogappair West
  • Nethrodaya school for visually challenged
  • Velammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School - TS Krishna Nagar

Art School in Mogappair[edit]

  • Kalaikkottam Dance School.
  • Mar Gregorious college of arts and science
  • EdYou Playschool and Daycare
  • Arise 'n' Shine International Preschool

Hospitals in Mogappair[edit]

  • Kavitha Clinic - Dr. Sampath, Mugappair West
  • Holistic Health Center, Mugappair West
  • Denticare (Dr.Gnanaraj BDS., MSAID Australia) Dental & implant Clinic
  • Annai Clinic - Dr.Sugirtharaj Samuel, Mugappair West
  • GBR Clinic - Fertility Centre
  • MMM Hospitals (Madras Medical Mission)
  • Frontier Lifeline Hospitals (Dr. Cherian Heart Foundation)
  • Vidhya's Eversmile Dental Clinic
  • Trinity dental clinic (Dr.Joseph Anand MDS.)
  • The Dental and Orthodontic Centre ( Dr.Abdur Rafeeq M.D.S.)
  • Take Care Hospital
  • Srinivas Eye Hospital
  • Raj Nursing Home high cost hospital
  • Chennai Hospital
  • Apollo Hospital (Vanagaram to Amattur Main Road, Ayanambakkam)
  • Vasan Eye Care Hospital
  • KURINJI Holistic Health Care Center (Siddha, Ayurvedic, Yoga And Naturopathy Center)
  • Vishnu Eye Care Clinic
  • Raghavi hospital
  • Pranav Eye Hospital

Location in context[edit]

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