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Sunday, 29 June 2014

UNGA AREA - Choolai




UNGA AREA - Choolai


Thank you all for the response and feedback for my initiative of “Unga Area”. I have got many constructive feedback and will try to implement it from this post itself.

After the first post about TARAMANI, here comes to Unga Area – CHOOLAI.






CHOOLAI has got its name because of the Brick kilns present in that area. There is still a road by the name “Brick Kiln Road in Choolai, which proved its name reason. It was previously called as Lakshmi Narasimhapuram”.

Lord Natarajar temple is there in Choolai which was built some 150 years back and I believe it to be one of the very few temples built for lord Nataraja and only one in the city.

As like every other place in Chennai, Choolai has also got its good heritage value and carries some good memories from the past. Thanks to Muthiah sir for the book “Madras Miscellany” by which he has taken us to the 18th & 19th century and made us know about the history and heritage of MADRAS. Here are the few information gathered from his book regarding Choolai.

Choolai is known for its “MADRAS UNITED SPINNING & WEAVING MILLS (CHOOLAI MILLS)”. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there were two composite textile mills in Madras – B&C  in Perambur , owned by a British Company and Madras United Spinning & Weaving Mills in Choolai, fully owned and managed by an Indian. But due to the strikes and losses this was sold to Sardar Inderjit Singh & Sons of Delhi and later they sold it to M/s.Edward Textiles of Bombay. But due to the non-payment of tax arrears, government seized the mills and converted the buildings into godowns for the Food Corporation of India , which is still there in Choolai.       







Choolai is located 1km away from Vepery, Pulianthope and Park Town.

Choolai google map


5 Kms from Chennai Central Railway Station
(Average Auto Fare as per meter: Rs.65 to 75)

3 Kms from Chennai Egmore Railway Station
(Average Auto Fare as per meter: Rs.40 to 50)

10 Kms from CMBT (Koyambedu) Bus Stand
(Average Auto Fare as per meter: Rs.130 to 150) and

21 Kms from the Chennai International Airport
(Average Auto Fare as per meter: Rs.260 to 280)





Choolai 24 Hours Hospital
New No 32 Old No 69/3, Near Aircel Showroom & Honda Bike Showroom, Hunters Road, Choolai, Chennai – 600112
Ph.: 044-26423510

Saraswathi Hospital
Address: Choolai High Road, #83,Choolai, Chennai – 600112
Phone No.: 044 – 26423510

Siva Eye Clinic & Research Centre
Address: #91, High Road, Choolai, Chennai – 600112
Phone No.: 044 – 25324767

Dr. Ravishankar Eye Clinic & Nursing Home
Address: No 11, Near Doveton Clock Tower , Hunters Road, Choolai , Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600112
Phone No.: 9444222360





Bus No
From
To
Route
34
Ambattur I.E
Thiruvottiyur
Thirumangalam, Rountana, Chinthamani, Kellys, Purasaiwakkam, Choolai P.O., Regal, V.Nagar, Tondiarpet, Tollgate, Therady
35
Ayanavaram
Broadway
Sayani, Kellys, Purasaiwakkam, Choolai P.O, Central R.S
37
V Nagar
Vadapalani
Regal, Choolai P.O., Purasaivakkam,KMC, Chetpet,Sterling road, Valluvarkottam, Liberty
159
Thiruverkadu
Thiruvottiyur
Tollgate, Tondiarpet, V.Nagar, Regal, Choolai P.O., Purasawakkam High Road, Kellys, Aminjikarai, Koyambedu, Nerkundram, Maduravoyal, Velappanchavadi
159A
CMBT
Thiruvotriyur
Tollgate, Tondiarpet, V.Nagar, Regal, Choolai P.O., Purasawakkam High Road, Kellys, Aminjikarai, Arumbakkam
159B
CMBT
Tollgate
Tondiarpet, V.Nagar, Regal, Choolai P.O., Purasawakkam High Road, Kellys, Aminjikarai, Arumbakkam
159C
Koyambedu Market
Thiruvottiyur
Tollgate, Tondiarpet, V.Nagar, Regal, Choolai P.O., Purasawakkam High Road, Kellys, Aminjikarai, Arumbakkam
159D
CMBT
I.O.C
Tondiarpet, V.Nagar, Regal, Choolai P.O., Purasawakkam High Road, Kellys, Aminjikarai, Arumbakkam
159E
CMBT
Ennore
Ashok Leyland, Ernavoor Gate, Thiruvottriyur, Therady, Tollgate, Tondiarpet, V.Nagar, Regal, Choolai P.O., Purasawakkam High Road, Kellys, Aminjikarai, Arumbakkam
159K
CMBT
Kargil Nagar
Thiruvottriyur, Therady, Tollgate, Tondiarpet, V.Nagar, Regal, Choolai P.O., Purasawakkam High Road, Kellys, Aminjikarai, Arumbakkam
34xt
Pattabiram
Thiruvottiyur
Ambattur I.E, Thirumangalam, Rountana, Chinthamani, Kellys, Purasaiwakkam, Choolai P.O., Regal, V.Nagar, Tondiarpet, Tollgate, Therady
37D
KK Nagar
V Nagar
Regal, Choolai P.O., Purasaivakkam,KMC, Chetpet,Sterling road, Valluvarkottam, Liberty, Samiarmadam, Udhayam, Nesapakkam, MGR Nagar
37E
M.K.B Nagar
Vadapalani
Vysarpadi, V Nagar,Regal,Choolai P.O.,Purasaiwakkam, Egmore,DPI, Sterling Road, Valluvarkottam, Liberty
37E xt
Iyyapanthangal
Kaviarasu Kannadasan Nagar
M.K.B Nagar, Vysarpadi, V Nagar,Regal,Choolai P.O.,Purasaiwakkam, Egmore,DPI, Sterling Road, Valluvarkottam, Liberty, Vadapalani, Porur, SRMC
37G
Iyyapanthangal
V Nagar
Regal, Choolai P.O., Purasaivakkam,KMC, Chetpet,Sterling road, Valluvarkottam, Liberty, Vadapalani, Porur, SRMC
38C
TVK Nagar
V House
Venus, Perambur, Pattalam, Bhuvaneswari, Doveton, Choolai P.O, Central R.S, Simpson, Adam market, Triplicane P.O
7E
Ambattur I.E
Broadway
Central R.S, Choolai P.O, Doveton, Purasaiwakkam, Kellys, Kilpauk Gardens, Chinthamani, Thirumangalam, Wavin
8A
Tollgate
Periyar Nagar
Tondiarpet, V.Nagar, Regal, Choolai P.O, Otteri,Jamalaya, Venus
M42B
Broadway
Poombuhar
Central R.S, Periamet, Choolaipostoffice, Doveton, Bhuvaneswari, Pattalam, Otteri, Perambur, Venus, Peravallur,Nehrusilai







There is no specific railway station for Choolai but Basin Bridge, Central & Egmore railway stations were nearby.





EB Office
Ph: 044-26670678

Post Office
No. 69 & 70, Kalathiappa Mudali Street, Choolai, Chennai – 600112
Ph: 044 - 2665 0050 / 2669 2665

Chennai Metro Water Office
No 46 2nd Floor, Kuravankulam Lane, Choolai, Chennai – 600112
Ph: 044-26693976, 45674567

Commercial Tax Office
Phone No.: 044-26670878

Thasildar Office
St Thomas Road, Choolai, Chennai – 600 112

Regional Transport Office
Power Mills Road,Pulianthope, Choolai, Chennai – 600 112
Ph.: 044 – 2667 0663





Chidhambareshwarar Temple
Sundararaja Perumal Temple
Erstwhile Nataraja Theatre (which is now turned to a flat)
Angalamman Temple
Tamilnadu Haj Services Society
Murudis Hotel
Salt Cotaurs
St Andrew’s Church
Red Tape Etc

















Pictures Source: Choolai FB Page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Choolai/143001152539933)

References: Indian Columbus, The Hindu, Madras Miscellany. 


Those who want to write about your area, you are welcome to make a guest post here.

Please mail your interest & suggestions to innovativedeepak87@gmail.com.

Meet you all in my next post in UNGA AREA.

With Cheers,
Deepak Raghuraman

10 comments:

  1. Good one. Informative and learnt more about Choolai when I hadn't known earlier :)

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  2. I was trying to recollect if I recognized any of the buildings in the photos, but I don't! I don't think I have been to that area much. Good to know about Choolai now, will try to visit it sometime.

    Destination Infinity

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  3. Also, see if embedding a google maps location of choolai in the blog post will be helpful.

    Destination Infinity

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  4. சூளை என்றதும் நிறைய பேர் சூளைமேடு என்பார்கள். சூளைமேடு நுங்கம்பாக்கத்தில் இருக்கிறது, பழைய சென்னையில் சூளைக்கும் முக்கிய இடமுண்டு. தற்போது சூளை பிளைவுட் மார்கெட்டாக மாறியிருக்கிறது, சூளையில் நிறைய பள்ளிகள் உள்ளன, சூளையைப் பற்றி உங்க ஏரியாவில் எழுதியதற்கு மிக்க நன்றி,

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  5. Thanks Kaushik, Rajesh sir & Anbu sir....

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  6. Excellent initiative.

    Deepak u missed out the 7 services (the late 7C, 7F, 7H, 7M and 7K) also come to Doveton, though it may not be going to choolai directly these two stops are bare 300 mtrs apart. and the St. Pauls Church and Choolai Hospital and next to the doveton bus stop and on hunters road itself.
    do add educational institutions too. I boarded the bus in doveton for all my school years back home. there are more than ten schools around that bus stop and after school hours you will see a sea of head in that area.

    Are you going to do Vepry separately, dont miss out my school - St.Aloysius, its one of the oldest in town 125 yrs old.

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  7. Kurti tops can be worn with a salwar, churidar, leggings, jeans and even capris. you can get all these kind of quality shopping from this shop buy kurtis online

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  8. Thank you for the info. It sounds pretty user friendly. I guess I’ll pick one up for fun. thank u

    Packers and Movers Pallikarnai

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  9. Great information. Thanks for providing us such a useful information. Keep up the good work and continue providing us more quality information from time to time.


    Packers and Movers Choolai

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