Villivakkam

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Villivakkam
neighbourhood
Villivakkam is located in Chennai
Villivakkam
Villivakkam
Villivakkam is located in Tamil Nadu
Villivakkam
Villivakkam
Villivakkam is located in India
Villivakkam
Villivakkam
Coordinates: 13°06′36″N 80°12′34″E / 13.1101°N 80.2095°E / 13.1101; 80.2095Coordinates: 13°06′36″N 80°12′34″E / 13.1101°N 80.2095°E / 13.1101; 80.2095
CountryIndia
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictChennai
MetroChennai
Government
 • M.L.AB. Ranganathan
Elevation
13 m (43 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
600049
Telephone code2617

Villivakkam is a neighbourhood of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

Villivakkam has a bus terminus which is located off Konnur High Road. Jawaharlal Nehru Road and Konnur High Road are the arterial roads encompassing Villivakkam. The construction of the long pending Villivakkam Subway was started on 4 December 2007 and was inaugurated on 19 June 2012.[1] The 447.50-m-long subway built at a cost of 390 million, would also have a bicycle lane of 2.5 m width.

Rail[edit]

Chennai suburban railway station at Villivakkam is between the segment of Chennai Central and Arakkonam Junction, and 10 km from Central, there are suburban services to Chennai Central, Chennai Beach, Velachery, Ambattur, Avadi, Pattabiram, Tiruvallur, Arakkonam and Ponneri. The link from Chennai to Arakkonam junction is the oldest railway line in South India.

Politics[edit]

Villivakkam is the largest state assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu in terms of number of voters. The Villivakkam constituency covers an area from Annanagar in south to Madavaram in north and from Ayanavaram in east to Korattur in west.

Location in context[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tamil Nadu infra gets better with new bridges, bypass, subway". The Asian Age. Chennai: Deccan Chronicle. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012.

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