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Ashok Nagar
neighbourhood
Ashok Nagar is located in Chennai
Ashok Nagar
Ashok Nagar
Ashok Nagar is located in Tamil Nadu
Ashok Nagar
Ashok Nagar
Ashok Nagar is located in India
Ashok Nagar
Ashok Nagar
Coordinates: 13°02′06″N 80°12′34″E / 13.0351°N 80.2095°E / 13.0351; 80.2095Coordinates: 13°02′06″N 80°12′34″E / 13.0351°N 80.2095°E / 13.0351; 80.2095
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai
Metro Chennai
Ward 122
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 600 083
Vehicle registration TN-09
Lok Sabha constituency Chennai South
Vidhan Sabha constituency T Nagar

Ashok Nagar is a residential locality situated at the southern part of Chennai district, Tamil Nadu Capital Chennai, India. It was established in 1964. At the heart of this colony, stands the Ashoka Pillar. This four lion head stump, resembles the one erected by king Ashoka during the 3rd century BC at Sanchi.

To promote this suburban locality, the Tamil Nadu Housing Board constructed flats during the 1970s for middle-income group, covering an area of 7 sq km including the neighbourhood of K. K. Nagar.[1] The next major infrastructure was shopping complex constructed near Pillar in 1974. Banks, Ration shop, Grocery stores, urban development office were started functioning here. Followed by it was inauguration of Anna Community hall and sports club. In late 80s Udhayam Theatre complex and ESI hospital emerged. More government schools and additional transport facilities added credits to this colony and now Ashok Nagar has become established as a well-connected urban neighbourhood with great institutions, commercials, banks, luxury flats, bungalows, parks, hotels, restaurants, worship places, entertainment halls and more.

Location[edit]

Ashok Nagar, Chennai.
Ashok Pillar Junction

Ashok Nagar is located west of Mambalam (T. Nagar), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is surrounded by KK Nagar on the West, Vadapalani on the North and Saidapet on the South.

Transportation[edit]

There is an intra-city connectivity from Ashok Nagar. Government city buses and share autos commutes to North, Mid and South Chennai.

There is a Metro station, opposite Udayam. It is the tallest metro station in Chennai and has been planned with 4 floors of shopping area.

Educational Institutions[edit]

  • Sri chaitanya Techno curricullum
  • Govt. Girls Hr. Sec. School
  • Velankanni Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Police Training College
  • Jawahar Vidyalaya
  • Dr.K.K.Nirmala Girls Higher Secondary School
  • Vidya Niketan
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Ashok Nagar
  • Pudur High School
  • Brindavan Institute for Commerce
  • GRT Matriculation School
  • St. John's Matriculation School
  • Little Flower Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Jawahar Higher Secondary School
  • JRK Matriculation Higher Sec School
  • Vidhayaniketan Matriculation Higher Secondary School

Places of Worship[edit]

Hanumanthavanam
Mosque
  • Ashoknagar Anjaneya Bhaktha Sabai
  • Sri Karumari Amman Kovil
  • Sri Navasakthi Vinayagar Aalayam
  • Sri Navasakthi Kaaliamman Thirukkovil
  • Sri Sidhthi Vinayagar Thirukkovil
  • Sri Nagathamman Kovil
  • Sri Mallikeshwarar Temple
  • Sri Swarnapoorishwarar Shiva Temple
  • CSI Church of Victorious Cross
  • Ashok Nagar Islamic Mosque

Entertainment[edit]

Udhayam Theatre

The Udhayam Multiplex cinema with 4 screens is at Pillar junction. Also close by at Vadapalani are the Kamala, AVM Rajeswari, SSR Pangajam theatres. Kasi theatre is at Ekattuthangal, about 5 min walk from Udhayam.

Sangamam, is a 10-day music & dance festival conducted across Chennai during the month of January. Ashok Nagar corporation park is one of the venuea that hosts this festival.

Play Areas[edit]

Manthoppu Colony Ground
Corporation Park

The corporation park is situated near pillar junction. This park has track for walking and a small play area for kids. It is well maintained with cleanliness and toilet facilities. Visitors should park their vehicles outside. Park timings are morning between 5am and 9am, evening between 4pm and 9pm. Chennai corporation's elected council gave the green signal to Metro Rail for taking over the 4,246 sq m of Corporation park in Ashok Nagar. "The parks will be opened to public, only after the works get completed," officials said.

Kids play park at 12th Avenue is a compact play area for kids below 10. Park timings are morning between 5am and 9am, evening between 4pm and 9pm. This park is also called as 5E park.

The Manthope Colony Cricket ground located near Manthope Colony has many unofficial sports clubs. A Tennikoit and Badminton courts are there. Elders and Youths team up for match early mornings and weekends.Football is played in the evenings by many groups.This ground has flood lights which are lit up during evenings daily.Football is primarily played after 5 P.M

Pudhur High School Ground is another spot where many cricket pitches are made on weekends.

Neighborhood Newspapers[edit]

  • Pillar Times[2]
  • Arcot Road Talk[3]
  • Pillar Talk
  • Mambalam times

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Structure of Chennai" (PDF). Chapter 1. CMDA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 August 2013. Retrieved 24 Feb 2013. 
  2. ^ http://pillartimes.com
  3. ^ http://arcotroadtalk.in

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