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Aerial view Nandanam, north bank of the Adyar River and Kotturpuram on the south. type=neighbourhood|
Aerial view Nandanam, north bank of the Adyar River and Kotturpuram on the south. type=neighbourhood
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Chennai Central|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Thousand Lights|
Nandanam (Tamil: நந்தனம்) is a neighborhood in Chennai, India. It is a busy location and is home to many commercial institutions. This locality also offers a calm residential location. Nandanam Arts College was established in 1901. Nandanam junction, on the arterial road Anna Salai, (commonly referred as "Nandanam signal") is one of the busiest junctions in Chennai.
Nandanam seems to have originated in the piece of land known as Gambier's Gardens named after Chief Justice John Gambier who owned the property from 1836 to 1850. The township got its name in the 1950s as a result of the housing development efforts instituted during the Chief Ministership of Rajagopalachari which concentrated on developing a green Chennai.
Nandanam has some MTC bus stops located on Anna Salai. Many buses pass through this area and offers excellent connectivity to various places.
The nearest suburban railway stations are West Mambalam and Saidapet.
Plans have been finalised by the local government to build a Metro Rail which connects to Saidapet in the South and Teynampet in the North as part of the Chennai Metro Rail Scheme. The tentative year of completion is 2016.
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