|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Chennai South|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||T Nagar|
Ashok Nagar is a residential locality situated at the southern part of 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. 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.
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 will the tallest metro station in Chennai and has been planned with 4 floors of shopping area.
Chennai International Airport: 8 km, Egmore / Chennai Central stations: 12 km.
Mambalam sub-urban train station: 2 km., Koyambedu bus terminus: 5 km.
Anna Nagar Round Tana: 9 km., Gemini Flyover: 8 km., Mogappair:11 km.
There is a Post Office at Pillar junction
R3 Police Station:
R3 police station located at intersection of 2nd Avenue and 4th Avenue. Emergency control room No: 100, Emergency roadways helpline No: 108
The Government Public Library is located at 3rd Avenue.
BSNL telephone exchange is located at Jawaharlal Nehru Road, K.K. Nagar.
Registrar office for land, house, commercial registrations in Ashok Nagar, are done at Sub Registrar Office located at No.1 S.V.Chidambaram Salai, Jafferkhanpet.
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.
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 is a compact play area for kids below 10. Park timings are morning between 5am and 9am, evening between 4pm and 9pm.
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. Broken compound wall at west-side of the school leads to unsafe and unclean environment.