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Temple town
Nanganallur is located in Chennai
Nanganallur is located in Tamil Nadu
Nanganallur is located in India
Coordinates: 12°58′31″N 80°11′32″E / 12.9752°N 80.1923°E / 12.9752; 80.1923Coordinates: 12°58′31″N 80°11′32″E / 12.9752°N 80.1923°E / 12.9752; 80.1923
StateTamil Nadu
ZoneAlandur (Zone 12)
Ward166, 167
 • BodyGreater Chennai Corporation
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTN-22
Planning agencyCMDA
Civic agencyChennai Corporation

Nanganallur or Nangainallur is one of the southern neighbourhood of Chennai, India. Since September 2011, it is a part of Chennai Corporation. It is a residential area close to the Chennai International Airport. In Tamil language, Nangainallur (= Nangai + Nallur) means place of good-natured women.


As of 2001 India census, Nanganallur had a population of 86,230. As a result of Chennai's booming IT business and setting up of IT parks in the suburbs, a lot of people moved into suburbs like Nanganallur.

Towards the end of 2009, it was announced that the Chennai Corporation would be expanded to cover the surrounding 42 local bodies. This was confirmed by the new government in 2011. Nanganallur, has thus become a part of Chennai Corporation from September 2011.

Sporting facilities[edit]

Nanganallur has a roller skating ring on 100 Feet Road near the Civil Aviation Colony. Developed on a 12,000-square-foot (1,100 m2) open ground by the Alandur Municipality it was opened in June 2011 at a cost of 3.1 million. The ring is 325 feet (99 m) long and 30 feet (9.1 m) wide and it is the longest in the whole of Tamil Nadu. The facility has an office room.[1]

Living and schools[edit]

Educational institutions here include Nehru Govt.boys, Modern Senior Secondary School],Hindu Colony Chellammal Vidyalaya Senior Secondary School, Rajkumar Sulochana Matric Hr. Sec. School, Nehru Govt Girls Higher Sec. School, Prince Matriculation Higher Secondary School, St. Peter's Matriculation Higher Secondary School, this is one of the oldest schools in Nanganallur which has its presence for over 150 years, P.M.S. Matriculation Higher Secondary School is also known for the presence of various IIT-JEE coaching institutions.

The Indian Coast Guard has its residential enclave for its personnel near Nanganallur.

Infrastructure and connectivity[edit]

1st Main Road in Nanganallur,Chennai

Nanganallur is connected by suburban trains at nearby railway station Palavanthangal and Meenambakkam and also through MTC city buses. Buses which ply to or through Nanganallur are 52L, 52K, 52P, M18C, M18N, M21G, M154B, M1A, MN45B, M152N. Three or four mini buses are introduced in Nanganallur route. Access from the city is through the main road from the Grand Southern Trunk Road at the Trident Hotel Junction, just north of the airport. Nanganallur has two Subways Palavanthangal and Thillai Ganga Nagar to connect to GST road. But heavy rains could create problems for residents to reach the city. The inner ring road from Thillai Ganga Nagar Subway connects Nanganallur to Velachery and is a major lifeline to the people for commuting to the city during the monsoons.

There are two railway stations serving the neighbourhood, namely, the Palavanthangal railway station and the Meenambakkam railway station. Most of them use Palavanthangal railway station to reach Nanganallur. The nearest Chennai Metro railway station is Nanganallur road.

The problem of connectivity from Nanganallur to GST and other main parts of the city has been a long-standing one. Lacking frequent bus services, Nanganallur residents have been relying on sub-urban trains plying through Pazhavanthangal station as their only means of quick and reliable transport. The residents' plea to introduce feeder bus services from Pazhavanathangal railway station to Nanganallur has remained unfulfilled, making travel by public transport unreliable. With no direct buses to Velachery (which is a stone's throw away), Nanganallur has become a lone island cut off from all major parts of the city with accessibility restricted to only commuters with private modes of transport.


There are lot of temples around this area. The main temples are Dharmalingeshwarar Temple, Ardhanareeshwarar Temple, Vembuli Amman temple, Adivyathihara Bhakthanjaneya temple (32-feet Hanuman temple), Raja Rajeshwari temple, Uthira Guruvayurappan temple, Lakshmi Narasimha temple, Karumariamman temple, Ragavendra temple, Lakshmi Hayagrivar temple, Sri Sakthi Vinayagar Temple( which has rich tredition in pooja to Maa Varahi & Sakthi VEL Pooja) - in TNGO COLONY, Sri Kubera Ganapathi Temple in the Hindu Civil Aviation Colony and Sri Varasithi Vinayagar Temple in Hindu Colony, among others.


  • Radiant Dental Care
  • Bharath Hospital
  • Cure Advanced Dental Care
  • Hindu Mission Hospital
  • Hariharan Institute of Diabetes
  • Rotary Central Margaret Sidney Hospital
  • Sri Chakra Multi Speciality Hospital
  • Pankajam Memorial Hospital
  • CM Hospital

Location in context[edit]