Tharamani

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Tharamani
தரமணி
neighbourhood
Tharamani is located in Chennai
Tharamani
Tharamani
Tharamani is located in Tamil Nadu
Tharamani
Tharamani
Tharamani is located in India
Tharamani
Tharamani
Coordinates: 12°58′43″N 80°14′27″E / 12.9786°N 80.2409°E / 12.9786; 80.2409Coordinates: 12°58′43″N 80°14′27″E / 12.9786°N 80.2409°E / 12.9786; 80.2409
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai District
Metro Chennai
Government
 • Body Chennai Corporation
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration TN-07
Planning agency CMDA
Civic agency Chennai Corporation
Website www.chennai.tn.nic.in

Tharamani is an area in the south Indian city of Chennai. It is known for the presence of many IT parks and research institutions. It is located adjacent to the posh residential area of Adyar in South Chennai. It is an Estate with Express IT Companies, making it a massive located neighbourhood in the IT Expressway. It is a few kilometres from Thoraipakkam.

Location[edit]

The temple of Madhya Kailash, at the junction of the Old Mahabalipuram Road and Sardar Patel Road, marks the beginning of Tharamani. Tharamani adjoins Adyar, Thiruvanmiyur, Velachery and Perungudi. The arterial road, often described as an IT corridor, is Rajiv Gandhi Salai, formerly known as Old Mahabalipuram Road. Another important road in the area is the Tharamani Link Road which connects Tharamani with Velachery. It runs from SRP Tools Junction on Rajiv Gandhi Salai to Vijayanagar bus terminus in Velachery, where it merges with Velachery Main Road, which goes from Little Mount Junction in Saidapet to Tambaram via Medavakkam. This is being widened into a six-lane road because of the enormous increase in traffic.[1]

IT Parks[edit]

Tidel Park, an information technology (IT) park situated here is South India's first IT park. It was constructed in the vacant land near MGR film city, and space for parking was taken from MGR film city. The area is now known for its many IT parks including Ascendas IT Park, Ramanujam IT Park, Elnet Software City and TICEL Biotech Park. The World Bank has opened one of its largest offices in Tharamani to house its growing financial and technical support services. The 120,000 square feet (11,000 m2) facility is on a 3.5-acre (14,000 m2) plot near Ascendas.

Educational and research institutions[edit]

Tharamani is home to several research labs and institutions such as:

Transport[edit]

MRTS station at Taramani

There is a bus terminus in Tharamani. There are also two MRTS in the area, Thiruvanmiyur and Taramani.

Film City[edit]

Main article: MGR Film City

The MGR Film City was constructed in Tharamani in 1996. The Film City was a major project of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha during her first term in office. Recently, there have been news reports that it is being converted into a "Knowledge Park".[2]

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