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Location of Kodungaiyur
in Chennai and India
Coordinates 13°08′27″N 80°14′53″E / 13.140961°N 80.248175°E / 13.140961; 80.248175
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District(s) Chennai
Parliamentary constituency Chennai North
Assembly constituency Perambur
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Kodungaiyur (Tamil: கொடுங்கையூர்) is mainly a residential locality in northern part of the metropolitan city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India. Chennai Corporation limit starts from here. Ward No:1 & 2 out of 155 are located in Kodungaiyur).


Location and Surroundings

Kodungaiyur is located in northern most part of Chennai city. It borders Selavayal, Chinna sekkaadu to the north, Kaviyarasu Kannadasan (KKD) Nagar to the east, Arul Nagar (Madhavaram) to the west and Moolakkadai to the south. Kodungaiyur forms a boundary between Chennai and Thiruvallur districts as Kodungaiyur lies in Chennai Dt. and Madhavaram is in Thiruvallur Dt. National Highway 5(NH 5) touches this area in south at Moolakkadai. The Housing Board residences are at KKD Nagar ( Phase -I) and Muthamil Nagar (Phase -II) which are major developments is last 2 decades. The main throughfares in the area are Kamaraj Road, Thiruvalluvar street, NSK salai and Manali road. The southern part (older part) of the locality around Kamaraj salai is called "Periya Kodungaiyur", whereas the northern part (relatively recently developed part) around NSK salai and Manali road is called "Chinna Kodungaiyur" and Thiruvalluvar street making the unofficial divider between these two areas.

P6 Kodungaiyur Police Station is situated on SIDCO main Road, KKD Nagar.

TNEB substaion is situated on SIDCO main Road, KKD Nagar. It is 33/11 KV substation, which cateres power to MR Nagar, KKD Nagar & Kodungaiyur. KKD Nagar BSNL Telephone Exchange RSU is on Meemambal Salai,KKD Nagar & LIC satellite branch office is on Meemambal Salai.

Educational institutions

Kodungaiyur has a number of educational institutions catering to the residents of the area. Most notable ones are

  • 1. Thiruthangal Nadar Arts and Science College
  • 2. Muthu Kumaraswamy Arts colleges

Most famous schools are:

  • 1. Don Bosco Matriculation Higher secondary school,Erukkancherry
  • 2. Gurumoorthy High school
  • 3. FES Matriculation Higher secondary school
  • 4. Our Lady's Matriculation Higher Secondary School, M.R Nagar
  • 5. Grace Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • 6. St.Mary's Matriculation School
  • 7. Velankani Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Muthamil Nagar
  • 8. Sri Ayyappa matriculation school
  • 9. Vivekanada Vidyalaya matriculation school
  • 10. Lakshmi Narayana Matriculation school ,Selavayal
  • 11. Oxford Matriculation School
  • 12. Mother Therasa Matriculation Higher Secondary School,KKD Nagar


Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) runs passenger buses to Kodungaiyur from other major parts of the Chennai city. There are 3 Bus terminus in Kodungaiyur.They are Kaviarasu Kannadasan Nagar (KKD Nagar) , Parvathy nagar & Muthamizh nagar. KKD Nagar Terminus is the major and popular bus terminus here.From here,bus goes to various parts of chennai, 7G,M7G,M33,M116,M116A to Parrys,2A to Anna square And M121G, 170T, 170E, to CMBT, Tambaram. There is also a bus terminus located at Parvathy Nagar in northern section of the locality. The bus routes are 46C from CMBT(Koyambedu), 38D from Thiruvottiyur, M116L from High Court. The other smaller terminus is located at Muthamizh Nagar with 46G from CMBT (Koyambedu) and 138 from Ennore. In Chinna Kodungaiyur (Northern part), residents east of Manali road goto Kaviyarasu Kanadasan (KKD) Nagar bus terminus and residents west of Manali road goto Arul Nagar (Madhavaram) bus stop. Residents of Periya Kodungaiyur goto Moolakadai bus stop to catch buses to their destinations.

Autos are most important modes of transport here.From moolakadai,most of the people depend on Auto to reach chinna kodungaiyur. Earlier Horse Carts were running in this route,but it has been stopped now .

As there is no railway line passing through kodungaiyur, residents normally go to Perambur or Vysarpadi Jeeva ( nearest railway station) to travel in trains.

The common bus services from KKD Nagar bus terminal are

Service No Destination Route
M7G HighCourt Moolakadai, Perambur, Vepery, Central Station
M116 HighCourt MKB Nagar, Mint,Stanley Hospital,Beach Station
M37E Iyyapathangal Sharma Nagar,Vepry,Egmore,DPI, Vallur kottam,Kodambakkam,Vadapalani,Valasarawakkam
170T Vandalur Zoo Moolakadai,Retteri,Thirumangalam,Vadapalani, CMBT,Guindy,Pallavaram,Chromepet,Tambaram
2A Extn Anna Square MKB Nagar,Walltax Road,Central,Chepauk,Triplicane,Presidency College, Marina Beach


Most notable neighbourhoods in Kodungaiyur are R.V.Nagar,Ponnusamy Nagar,Narayanasamy Garden,Parvathi nagar,Venkateswara Nagar (Part I & II), Seetharam Nagar, Krishna Moorthy Nagar, Soundarya Nagar, Union Carbide Colony, Ambika Nagar etc. R.V. Nagar is the most famous of all. Apart from these, Muthamil Nagar,MR Nagar,KKD Nagar are most important places.


Most famous temples in the area are Vembuliamman kovil in Jambuli st,Guru Vinayagar temple in R.V Nagar, Venkatesa permual temple in Balaji Nagar, Sri Siddhi Vainayakar temple in Venkateswara Nagar, Kalasathamman Koil in Parvathy Nagar, Shankara Vinayagar temple in Periya Kodungaiyur, Nagathamman Koil in Union Carbide colony,Sri Bhavani Amman Temple in M.R.Nagar,Sri Kaalikambal kovil in Chinna Kodungaiyur.

A very old catholic church called St. Sebastian's church has been frequented popularly.


The only theatre in Kodungaiyur is 'Pandiyan Theatre' formerly known as 'Odean Mani Theatre'. Predominantly Tamil movies are screened in this theatre, and at times English movies also finds a place.


The most famous hospital located in Errukanchery is Pavithra Hospital. It is famous not because of its medical facilities and treatment but because it had been shown in many popular films.

Another hospital with visible cleanliness is St. Anthony's hospital. ESI dispensary is at M.R Nagar.

Other Hospitals are:

  • 1. Subha Hospital, Muthamil Nagar
  • 2. Noor Hospital, Chinna Kodungaiyur
  • 3. Fathima Hospital,Kodungaiyur, Near Moolakadai

Community Hall

The list of Community halls are

  • 1. Malathy Mahal, Muthamil Nagar
  • 2. Kulanthai Terasa Madapam, KKD Nagar
  • 3. Eswari Mahal, Erukkancherry
  • 4. Raj Hall, KKD Nagar
  • 5. Dana Bhackiyam Hall, Meenambal Salai,Vivekananda Nagar
  • 6. S.K Mahal, Meenambal Salai, Vivekananda Nagar


The list of Banks are

  • 1. State Bank of India, Erukkanchery high road, M.R Nagar with ATM
  • 2. Bank of India, Erukkanchery high road, M.R Nagar with ATM
  • 3. George Town Co-operative Bank, T.H Road, M.R Nagar

A SBI ATM is located at Meenambal Salai, Behind EB, Kannadasan Nagar.

Kodungaiyur Sewage Treatment Plan

Kodungaiyur Sewage Treatment Plan (STP) is situated on T.H Road opposite to Kaviarasu Kannadasan Nagar (KKD Nagar) Bus Terminal.

Chennai corporation zone–I of sewerage system forms the oldest part of the City and is in the North eastern portion of the City bounded by Bay of Bengal to the East, the City limits to the North, the Buckingham Canal to the West and Pycrafts Road to the South. It covers the areas of Tondaiarpet, Washermenpet, Royapuram, George Town, Chindadripet etc. The sewage collected from this Zone–I is drained to the treatment plant located at Kodungaiyur (Zone–I Plant) which was commissioned in 1991 for the capacity of 80 MLD

Zone–II is the largest of the five macro systems and serves the Central and Northern portions of the City. It is bounded by the Buckingham Canal in the East and the Corporation limits in the North. The area served are Nungambakkam, Chetpet, Kilpauk, Egmore, Purasaiwalkam, Ayanavaram, Perambur, Vyasarpadi, Sembium, Kolathur, Periyar Nagar, Jawahar Nagar and Kodungaiyur etc. The wastewater generated in this Zones is drained into the treatment plant at Kodungaiyur (Zone–II Plant) which was commissioned in the year 1989 for the capacity of 80 MLD

Resue of secondary treated water:

From Kodungaiyur STP, the secondary treated sewage is being supplied to the following Industries at the rate of Rs.8.75 per kilo litre.

Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd (CPCL) : 23.0 MLD Madras Fertilizer Ltd (MFL)  : 11.5 MLD Manali Petro Chemicals (MPL)  : 1.5 MLD Total  : 36.0 MLD

Revenue of about Rs.10 crores is being generated per year through the sale of secondary treated sewage to the industries.

About 3.0 lakhs litres per day of secondary treated sewage is supplied to the Chennai Municipal Corporation for watering of plants and lawns at public parks and traffic islands, at free of cost.

Kodungaiyur Waste Dumping Yard

Kodungaiyur is one of the two dump yards where the Corporation dumps nearly 3,200 tonnes of garbage every day.

The 400-acre spread in Kodungaiyur is its biggest facility.

Kodungaiyur is a waste disposal Marshy land Life expectancy Maximum upto 2015. Total number of years in use 25 Years, Neighborhood Within one K.M (are in existence), Daily Waste disposed 1400 to 1500 M.T

Its other facility running upto 200-acres is in Perungudi in south Chennai. Nearly 35 per cent of the garbage dumped in the yards is biodegradable and the civic agency plans to set up mechanical compost plants to address them.



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