Pammal

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Pammal (Pallavaram)
neighbourhood
Pammal (Pallavaram) is located in Chennai
Pammal (Pallavaram)
Pammal (Pallavaram)
Coordinates: 12°58′30″N 80°08′05″E / 12.975000°N 80.134722°E / 12.975000; 80.134722Coordinates: 12°58′30″N 80°08′05″E / 12.975000°N 80.134722°E / 12.975000; 80.134722
CountryIndia
StateTamil Nadu
MetroChennai
TalukPallavaram
State Assembly ConstituencyPallavaram
Parliamentary ConstituencySriperumbudur
Area
 • Total13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total75,870
 • Density5,800/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
600075 (Pammal), 600044 (Nagalkeni)
Telephone code2248,2263
Vehicle registrationTN-85 (New) ,TN-22 (Old)
Civic AgencyChennai Corporation Pallavaram Zone
Websitewww.chennai.tn.nic.in

Pammal is a neighbourhood in the Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is a residential locality and a selection-grade municipality. It is located next to Pallavaram on the western side. It lies on the western side of the Grand Southern Trunk Road (GST Road) and 2 km from Chennai International Airport. Pallavaram–Thuraipakkam 200-feet radial road connects Pammal with Thuraipakkam and other areas in OMR (Rajiv Gandhi Salai) and ECR Road. The service road along the Chennai Bypass Flyover in Pammal connects many areas with Pammal. The Chennai Outer Ring Road is just 5 km from Pammal. The neighbourhood is served by Pallavaram Railway Station of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network.

As of 2011, Pammal had a population of 75,870. Leather and tannery factories are present in and around Pammal, which are labour-intensive and employ many people.[1] Pammal Sambandha Mudaliar, the father of modern Tamil theatre, was born in Pammal.[2] There are many famous temples in Pammal from various religions like Hindu, Muslim, Christian and Jain.

Neighbourhoods[edit]

Pammal is made up of many communities and townships:

  • Moongil Nagar
  • Muthamizh Nagar
  • Krishna Nagar
  • Aranganathan Nagar
  • Anna Nagar
  • Ayyappa Nagar
  • Ponni Nagar
  • Thiruvalluvar Nagar
  • Sambandhanar Nagar
  • VOC Nagar
  • Easwaran Nagar
  • HL Colony
  • LIC Colony
  • Shankar Nagar
  • Pasumpon Nagar
  • Nagalkeni
  • Arkeeswarar Colony
  • Kalyanipuram

Institutions[edit]

Schools[edit]

  • Nadar Sanga Matriculation School
  • Sri Sankara Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Annai Vailankanni Matriculation Higher Secondary School

Theatres[edit]

  • Janatha Theatre, Pallavaram
  • PVR Grand Galada, Pallavaram (Tirisulam)
  • Ganesh Cinemas
  • Velco Cinemas
  • Arunmathi Theatre

Temples[edit]

  • Thiruneermalai Perumal Temple Divya Desam
  • Argeeswarar temple, VOC Nagar
  • Muthumari Amman Temple, Moongil Nagar
  • Siddhi Vinayagar Temple, Krishna Nagar
  • Selva Vinayagar Temple, Muthamizh Nagar
  • Rettai Pillayar Koil
  • Sri Dharma Sastha and Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple, Shankar Nagar
  • Pushpagireeswarar Temple
  • Nagai Amman Temple, Muthamizh Nagar
  • Bhavani Amman Temple, Shankar Nagar
  • Sankara Vinayagar Sundara Anjaneyar Temple, Shankar Nagar
  • Siva Vishnu Temple, VOC Nagar
  • Nagavalli Amman temple in Nallathambi Main Road (Anna Nagar)
  • Pammal Sri Pazhaya Periyapalayathamman Temple Kalyanipuram Pammal

Government Offices[edit]

  • Pammal Municipal Office located in Pozhichalur Main Road, Pammal
  • BSNL Telephone Exchange, Pammal
  • Pammal Post Office
  • Pammal East Post Office
  • TNEB Office,Pammal
  • Airport Authority of India Signal Office
  • Pammal Village Administration Office
  • Pammal Sub Registrar Office
  • Pallavaram Sub Treasury

Corporation Status Awaited[edit]

Pammal is set to form as Pallavaram Corporation Zone. Soon, Pallavaram Municipality will merge with Pammal and Anakaputhur Municipalities, Pozhichalur, Cowl Bazaar,Tirusulam,Nanmangalam,Kovilambakkam and Moovarasampattu Village Panchayats,Thiruneermalai Town Panchayat to form Chennai Pallavaram Corporation, which comes under Greater Chennai Corporation.

Pammal Municipality[edit]

Pammal Municipality covers the entire area of Pammal and Nagalkeni.

Transportation[edit]

The Chennai International Airport is 2 km away, and Pammal bus stand is located between Pallavaram and Kunrathur, which links Pallavaram and Poonamallee.

The State Highway 113A (SH-113A) PallavaramKundrathur-Poonamallee road runs along Pammal, which is popularly known as Pammal Main Road.

The Nearest Metro Rail Station is Airport Metro Station, which is 3 km away.

The Proposed Airport - Kilambakkam Metro extension of Blue Line will have Pallavaram Metro Station to serve in and around Pallavaram and Pammal.

The Airport - Kilambakkam Metro Line may have a different route via Pallavaram,Pammal,Thiruneermalai Service Road,Mudichur, and then Tambaram and straight along the GST Road upto Vandalur Kilambakkam.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tanneries in Pammal (PDF), retrieved 18 May 2016
  2. ^ Birthplace of Pammal Sambandha Mudaliar, retrieved 18 May 2016