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Oorapakkam, Urapakkam
Panoramic view of Urappakkam Panchayat village
Panoramic view of Urappakkam Panchayat village
Coordinates: 12°52′02″N 80°04′18″E / 12.86720°N 80.07157°E / 12.86720; 80.07157Coordinates: 12°52′02″N 80°04′18″E / 12.86720°N 80.07157°E / 12.86720; 80.07157
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kancheepuram
Kanchipuram Chengalpattu
 • Type Panchayat
Population (2011)
 • Total 29,122
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN kanchipuram -603202, 603210 , 603211
Vehicle registration TN-19

Urapakkam is located Outside Chennai between Vandalur and Guduvancheri.

It is part of Chengalpattu taluk of Kancheepuram district and it has been categorised as Village panchayat under Kattankulathur Panchayat Union.The population was 29,122 during the 2011.

It is situated on the busy National Highway 45. It is situated between Chennai Tambaram and Chengalpattu at a distance of 8 km from Tambaram and 21 km from Chengalpattu. It is one of the fast-growing area outside Chennai Sub-urban region.

Urapakkam is served by the Urapakkam railway station of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network and has two bus stops.


Urapakkam is located between Entrance Gate of South Chennai Vandalur Chennai city Limit and Kanchipuram region Guduvancheri Chengalpattu taluk.. The railway line that runs through it separates the place into Urappakkam east and Urappakkam west. Urappakkam is bound on the western side by the Madambakkam and Adhanur villages, the eastern side by periyar nagar, Karanai-Puducheri(belong to karanaipuducheri panchyat) and Iyenchery villages(Part of Urappakkam Panchyat), the northern side by Vandalur Chennai corporation limit , and the southern side by Guduvancheri Town panchayat. Also, it is very close to the fast-developing Chennai City corridors like Vandalur-Kelambakkam Road and Chengalpattu taulk region like SP Koil-Oragadam-Sriperumbudur Road, and the Chennai outer Outer Ring Road (Vandalur to Minjur).

The village that buffers Urapakkam with Guduvancheri is Nandivaram and the village that buffers Urapakkam..

Civic amenities[edit]

Urapakkam is supported by a fully functional electricity board and a village panchayat office. It has two sub post offices - one in east and the other is in west. The Rail over bridge opened before few years has contributed to the increase in the real estate prices, the area has witnessed a lot of growth with increase in the number of residential houses, real estate projects, Apartments, Banks, commercial shops. Despite abundance growth many parts of Urapakkam lacks even basic civic amenities such as drinking water, electricity connection and proper roads. There is huge water logging in the roads during the rainy season and no roads have been laid in many areas despite the increase in the number of residencies and population. [3]

  • Banks

There are lots of financial institutions that are opening in Urapakkam. Most of them are on the GST road itself.

Even though the area is touted as a rapidly developing area, civic amenities and public services are very poor. The area doesn't have underground sewage, forcing people to let their water waste on the roads. There are no dedicated telephone exchange and police stations in Urapakkam, forcing them to go to Guduvancherry for their needs. As a result, people residing in the interior areas don't have access to internet through service providers like Airtel and BSNL, and depend only on wireless internet.

The following banks have opened their branches or ATMs

    • Karur Vysya bank - This was the first Bank
    • Canara Bank
    • Indian Overseas Bank
    • ICICI Bank
    • City Union Bank
    • State Bank of India
    • State Bank of Hyderabad - This is in Urapakkam West
    • Axis Bank - ATM only
  • There are a few other financial institutions like Muthoot Finance that are also in GST
  • Gyms / Martial Arts centers

There are a few Gyms around here that have been there for a long time. A few of them have started spring up in the last 3 years predominantly on GST.

    • Phoenix Gym
    • My Gym
    • Rock Gym and Fitness
    • Twins Badminton Club near Railway over bridge.
  • Dance / Song classes

There has been lot of activity recently in Urapakkam with respect to training in music and dance. The interest has peaked after the Super Singer program that Star Vijay airs every day.

There have been lot of individuals that teach in and around Urapakkam. As an institution, there are a few that actually teach.

    • K School of Music
    • Kalyani Music Class

Educational institutions[edit]

College in Chennai region

College in Kanchipuram region

Schools in Urapakkam

  • Ananthavalli Matriculation School
  • Sri Sankara Vidyalaya
  • Prakash Institute
  • Neelan Matriculation School
  • Holy Sai International School
  • Government School
  • Deva Annai School
  • Emmanuel School

Play School in Urapakkam.

  • Bolster Institution- Aathichudi International Play school

Schools Near Urapakkam

  • Velammal Vidyashramam - In Padappai and Guduvanchery
  • St. Johns Matriculation School - In Gudubanchery
  • Vidhya Mandir - In L&T Estancia, Guduvanchery

Schools in Chennai region Below

New CMBT Bus terminus[edit]

On 7th September 2016, Govt of Tamil Nadu Announced Urapakkam Panchayat Town Located Outside Chennai has been selected for Proposed New CMBT Bus Terminus Like one in Koyembedu Chennai. Earlier it was Planned in Guduvancheri but it was dropped due Land Accommodation Problem's.

New Bus Termius is Going to Built in outside Chennai due to InSufficient of Lands in Chennai City Region.


New mall at Chennai region


Urapakkam is strategically located on GST Road and has good road connectivity to major locations like Airport, Tambaram, Mahindra City, OMR, ORR, Oragadam, Sriperumbudur, etc. Urapakkam has an added advantage of good connectivity via Suburban railway network (Chennai Beach-Tambaram-Chengalpattu).

  • Nearest Bus Stops - Tea Shop Bus stop and Govt. School bus stop (even some SETC buses stop here)
  • Nearest Railway Station - Urapakkam

Some MTC buses passing through Urapakkam are :

Route Number Destination
XPP21 Broadway - Guduvancheri
W500CV C.M.B.T. - Chenglepet N.T.
M55B Guduvancheri - Pazhanthandalam
X500A Hasthinapuram - Chenglepet N.T.
M18G Hasthinapuram - Guduvancheri
XE18, WE18V, SE18, SPP21 High Court - Guduvancheri
S518EX High Court - Maraimalai Nagar I.E.
S500B High Court - S.P.Koil
X70V Koymabedu Market - Guduvancheri
M18N Nanganallur - Guduvancheri
M52EXT Pozhichalur - Guduvancheri
118P Puzhuthivakkam B.S - Guduvancheri
S500, W500V, X500 T.Nagar - Chenglepet N.T.
G18NS, LG18, SG18, XG18 T.Nagar - Guduvancheri
XG118 T.Nagar - Kavanoor Koot Road
S518 T.Nagar - Maraimalai Nagar I.E.
M500 Tambaram - Chenglepet N.T.
M18 Tambaram - Guduvanchery
18L, M18L Tambaram - Madambakkam
M118 Tambaram - Maraimalai Nagar I.E.
X555N Tambaram - Thirupporur
XG70, SG70 Vadapalani B.S - Guduvancheri
V 21 Guduvancheri B.S - Thiruvanmiyur B.S
W500VV, 500J Velachery - Chenglepet N.T.
T51S Guduvancheri - Thiruvanmiyur
A21extn Gudavancheri - Okiyam Thoraipakkam
S5 Guduvanchery - keerapakkam

Suburban Train Timings



See also[edit]

at Chennai


  1. ^ [1], [2]

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