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Pattabiram is a neighbourhood situated on the western part of Chennai (formerly known as Madras), India. The town, which falls under the local administrative limits of Avadi Municipality, is about 25 km from the Chennai Central Railway station
Railways and roadways
Pattabiram is served by suburban trains, which connects it to different parts of Chennai City, especially Chennai Central and Chennai Beach Railway stations. All trains bound for Thirvallur, Arakkonam and Pattabiram Military Siding stop at Pattabiram Railway station, with the exception of a few fast trains. The suburb is also served by a number of Chennai Metropolitan buses from different parts of the city and surrounding suburban areas.
On 4 October 2013, the Tamil Nadu Highways department issued a GO extending the entire stretch of the road till Tirutani to 6 lanes at a cost of ₹ 1,680 million, by means of land acquisition from 12 villages. In the first phase, the road will be widened to 100 ft (4 lanes) with center median at a cost of ₹ 980 million.
All normal EMU trains bound to Thiruvallur, Arakkonam, Kadambathur, Thiruvalangadu and Tiruttani starting from Chennai Central and Chennai Beach halt at Pattabiram. Separate station is for Pattabiram Military Siding - PTMS situated at the north side of Pattabiram railway station.
Among the major institutions in Pattabiram is an old and famous Hindu college affiliated to the University of Madras. There are also quite a few Engineering and arts colleges within the vicinity, including A.M.S College of Engineering, Jaya Engineering College, Shakthi Engineering College and Jaya College of Arts and Science.
One of the Pattabiram's major industries is, now defunct, Southern Structural Limited, a factory which produced pressure vessels, steel fabrication, and container-handling cranes. Opened in 1958, the company was owned by Tamil Nadu Govt, with a total of 850 employees. Currently, Govt of Tamil Nadu has planned to build its third Tidel Park in this place. This project includes a five-star hotel, convention centre and residential flats apart from the IT park. Owned by the state government, the 45 acres of land is on the Chennai-Tiruvallur road and within easy access of suburban railway line and arterial roads, said government officials.
Location in Context
- "Chennai to Tirupati 6-lane highway soon". The Deccan Chronicle. Chennai: The Deccan Chronicle. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
- "Encroachments along CTH Road removed". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. 5 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
- PTI (28 September 2016). "TN to set up TIDEL-III Park Pattabiram-Avadi". Times of India. The Times Group. Retrieved 28 September 2016.