Friday, February 29, 2008


For the Decades , MADURAI is known as TEMPLE CITY of India and called as “ ATHENS OF THE EAST “ by the foreigners because of the presence of world-Famous Meenakshi Amman temple.

Though MADURAI has a population of over 1.2 million , it is so sad truth that it lacks the much-needed INDUSTRIALIZATION due to its Narrow-Roads , Congested Traffic and Bad Transport Infrastructures.
The Dead-Slow Progress in the Growth of MADURAI , really affected a lot of Southern districts because It is acting as a CAPITAL CITY of Southern Tamilnadu.


It’s a long-pending Proposals from Various Organizations that the Fall in Madurai’s Industial Growth & its loss to other cities of TAMILNADU should be considered Serious & the Govt., must find the ways to develop the temple city in all sectors. Though , Madurai was not given so-much significance till last-year , we, the Madurai-Public have to be thankful to the present State & Central Govt.s for taking the serious steps to develop Madurai as IT-Hub , Manufacturing Hub , Knowledge corridor , Tourism Hub etc., To how much extent , our Temple-city was avoided in past , and more to that level , it’s now turning the Investors from National& Inter-National wide towards it by the steps taken by both the State & Central Govt.s
Really , It’s a good time for MADURAI as it is one of the cities in the list of JNNURM- Jawarhalal Nahru National Urban Renewal Mission.Madurai is going to get several thousand crores of funds to implement various developmental projects . As a result , Madurai , today attracted many national and international investments towards it that we will see it in the lists later.

BOOM in Real-Estate :-
We should say that a BOOM in a real-estate of madurai has occurred now due to the steps initiated by both the state & central governments. The Inaugural function of the SETHU-SAMUDRA Canal Project in Madurai had turned Investor’s look towards Madurai. From that moment….Daily an announcement is coming about the Investments in MADURAI.
A number of local , national and international players are now doing their projects in MADURAI that are listed below :

With the GRAND – AGRINI Residential Township & VAJRA Apartment Units opened last year in Madurai , we can expect the following townships’ presence in Madurai within 2010.

The sponsers of INDIAN Cricket team – SAHARA is building an Integrated township in Avaniyapuram Ring-road.The features of this township are :

*105 Acres Large Township.
*55-60 % of the lands for GREENERIES
*2 multiplex-cinema theatres
*A Big Shopping mall
*will have more than 6000 Houses including Residential apartments with 9 floors.
*A higher secondary school capable of admitting 1600 Students
*A Large Cricket Stadium & a children play-area.
*A world-class Library
*A super-speciality 24 hrs Hospital
*Good Transportation with Luxurious A/c & non A/c buses plying between Sahara City Homes Bus-terminus to significant spots of Madurai city.

*A Star Level-Hotel with Gymnasium & Club etc.,

By maduraigilli at 2007-11-21
A Design of 9-storeyed Mega Apartments coming-up in SAHARA Township

By maduraigilli at 2007-11-21
Location Map of SAHARA Township in Madurai

2-RR Industries Rudradev Township :-
Chennai-based RR Industries is setting up an IT-SEZ including a MEGA integrated township in 400 acres at Sholankurini village of Madurai South region.The project is also planned to expand to 750 acres.The total investment of this complete project is more than Rs.4700 crores that Madurai never experienced before.

 will have more than 25,000 houses including residential apartmens with G+10 floors
 4 Big shopping malls
 2 Multiplex cinema-theatre complexes.
 1 Higher Secondary school with all facilities
 2 super-speciality hospital & clinics ,specially needed for IT workers
 2 star-level Hotels with gymnasium & club
 Good Road System & space for other Recreational activities

3-METCALFE Integrated Township :-
It is planned in 200 Acres by Prabhatham Builders of North India.
This township will also have :
*several thousands number of houses including the multi-storeyed apartments ,
*Health-care facilities
*Luxurious club
*Swimming pool
*Resorts , Malls & a vast space of Greenery

4-MAANGALYA TRITH Integrated Township :-
This Huge township is planned in 240 Acres by Chennai Spencer’s plaza fame- Maangalya Developers, very nearer to the Madurai Airport. This will have
*8000 Houses including multi-storeyed hi-class apartments
*A Grand Shopping mall cum Multiplex theatres on the Lines of Chennai’s SPENCERS
*Star-level Hotel
*Educational institution
*Super-speciality hospital
good mode of transportation inside the campus
*Commercial complexes etc.,

5-PEARLS CITY MADURAI Integrated Township :- This Large Township is planned by PEARLS Infrastructures India Ltd., in 200 Acres in Madurai-Bye-pass Road NH-7, very nearer to the Madurai Airport. This Township will cater to the residential needs of the workers , working in PEARLS IT Park, planned in Madurai. This Township will also have
*several thousand number of houses
*shopping malls cum multiplex
*super-speciality clinics needed for IT workers
*Star-level Hotel
*Gymnasium & Club
*Good mode of transportation inside the campus
*Housing plots
*Commercial Complexes
*Condomoniums etc.,

6-AKSHAYA Homes Integrated Township :-
This township is to be established by AKSHAYA HOMES , as a part of IT SEZ in Madurai , planned by it in 200+ Acres.

This township will have several thousands of Independent & Apartmental Residential units , A super-speciality Hospital , An educational Institution , 2 Big shopping malls, 2 Multiplex-complexes, Club & space for Recreational activities with good-mode of transport system inside the campus.

7-AERENS Integrated Township :-
This MEGA-Township is planned in MADURAI in several Hundred Acres by EVERSHINE BUILDWELL Ltd., which is a part of AERENS formed by AERANS ABL & AERENS JAI-HOUSE.This will have :

*Several thousands of Independent & Apartmental Houses
*Multi-cusuine Restaurant
*Hyper-Market & an ATRIUM
*3-screen Multiplex
*Large Parking Lot capable of parking 300 cars at a time.
Source :

8. GLOMAC-BHD Vietnam’s Township & Residential Apartments

9. BAHRI Multi-crore Integrated Township
10. ARIHANT Foundations – 21 Acres Apartments & Houses

11. HIRANANDHINI Constructions – Residential project planned in Madurai

12. A.P Township – 600 Plots , nearer to Madurai High-Court Bench.

13. NIRMALA HOMES – Residential Apartments

By maduraigilli at 2007-11-21
Design of NIRMALA HOMES coming-up in Pasumalai , Madurai.

14. DHARMA-SASTHRA VIHAR Multi-storyed Apartments

15. RAJPARIS PADMAM Residential Apartments

16. PARSN – Integrated Township in several Acres.

17. MEENAKSHI ENCLAVE – Residencies & Apartments

18. SASWATH construction’s mege project – 1500 Flats - G+4 * ten towers.

19. MAHASQUARE Apartments

20. VAIRAM Residential Properties

21. VAIBOGH Constructions Apartments


23. VISHAL Promoter’s Residential Projects

24. HERITAGE Properties – Apartments in numerous spots of Madurai

25. TNHB ‘s Multi-storeyed Apartments for High-court staffs in several crores

26. MALLIGHAI HOMES – Residential Individual Houses

27. JEYABHARATH Housing Properties – Individual houses

28. VISWASH Promoters – VISWAS Integrated Township with more than 6000 Flats.

29. TNHB Plans 64,300 Houses in Madurai.

And Many more Local players ……………………..


#DAYS INN Star Hotel is under construction in Madurai, awaiting for a grand Inagural function.

#AITKER SPENCE Hotel – 80 Room Garden Resort planned in Madurai near Airport.

#Existing PANDIAN FORTUNE – 4 Star Hotel in madurai under expansion and renovation – 57 luxurious rooms to be added.

#FORTUNE ITC-Welcom Groups to setup Resorts near Madurai Airport.

#SAHARA Star-Level Hotel in SAHARA Integrated Township

By maduraigilli at 2007-11-21
A model of Star-Level Hotel planned in SAHARA Township

#Rs.75 crores – “ HERITAGE HOTEL” planned by ETL Infrastructures Pvt.Ltd in the place of “GARDEN-CLUB” Madurai with 68 Rooms in I Phase & to100 Rooms in II phase.The total Area is 14.5 Acres.

#Star-Level Hotels I & II in Rudradev RR IT-SEZ Township

#A Star-Level Hotel in Maangalya TRITH Integrated Township Campus

#Hong-Kong-based Q-I to setup a 5- Star Hotel in Madurai.

#A Star-Level Hotel in METCALFE Integrated Township

#RESIDENCY – HOTELS groups to setup a star-hotel in Madurai.

#A Star-Level Hotel in PEARLS CITY-Madurai Integrated Township

#A Star-Level Hotel in AKSHAYA HOMES IT-SEZ Integrated Township

#A Star-Level Hotel in ELCOT’s IT SEZ at Vadapalanji.

#AERENs Star-Level Hotel in AEREN’s Integrated Township.

Many including MAHINDRA Groups , BELL Hotel Ltd., & International players are planning star-hotels & resorts in and around MADURAI Airport.

MADURAI – A Manufacturing HUB :-

With already opened , this year :
*AUROLAB UNIT at Rs.30 Crores by ARVIND EYE Hospital Madurai for the production of Intra-Ocular Lens ( IOL ) & Surgical Instruments , pharmaceuticals of Opthalmic care.

*LANXESS Manufacturing unit for Rubber & Polythenes.

The Following Companies are going to setup new manufacturing units & expansion within 2010 :

#HI-TECH ARAI Ltd., to setup Rs.25 Crore plant.

#HONEYWELL plans expansion and to execute critical projects from Madurai.

#Hyderabad-Based SREEVARI Chemical industry is coming up in Ring road.

#Rice-Brain Oil Refinery in Rs.10 Crores & Rs.30 Crores in a joint venture by Madras HOLLAND Company.

#HYUNDAI planning an Automobile – Manufacturing Auto-ancillary & Accessory unit near Madurai Airport in several Crores Investment.

#TVS – Srichakra Tyres at Vellaripatti embarks expansion of Rs.35 crores 48&tab=r

#TVS – NOVOTEMA SpA of Italy – a joint venture to open a manufacturing unit in Madurai to manufacture and distribute speciality Elastomer parts for sealing applications in India.

#FENNER India plans major expansion of Rs.100 crores in madurai and Research & Development centers to be setup.

#Firestones of USA tie-up with TVS Sundaram and starting FIRESTONES SUNDARAM – a Airspring manufacturing plant in Madurai.

#CAPARO Enginnering Ltd., is setting up Automobile manufacturing unit in Madurai in 120 Acres at Rs.40 Crores

With newly opened DEVDOSS super-speciality 100-bedded Hospital in K.Pudur of Madurai , this year, the following are ahead :

#Govt., RAJAJI Hospital – 2nd Biggest Govt hospital in Tamilnadu with more than 1600 beds under expansion - Anna Bus-stand campus to comeup at Rs.35 Crores.

By maduraigilli at 2007-11-21
Plan for Extension of Govt., Rajaji Hospital in Anna-Busstand

#APOLLO Hospital in Madurai - Expansion planned from
existing 200 beds to 500 beds.

#CALIFORNIA-Based BASKERSFIELD tie up with Madurai APOLLO Hospitals and starting COMPREHENSIVE BLOOD CANCER CARE Institute – 5 million $ Investment.

#RELIANCE Multi-speciality Hospital planned in Madurai

#750-bedded KAMARAJ Memorial Medical College Hospital by Kamuthu Nadars Ass., & Vadamalayan Hospitals of Madurai near Kaariyapatti.

#1200-Bedded Multi-Speciality Hospital planned by VELAMMAL Educational Trust – It will be the largest private hospital in Madurai by 2008-09.

#SAHARA super-speciality hospital in the SAHARA City Homes Campus.

By maduraigilli at 2007-11-21
Design of SAHARA Super-speciality Hospital in SAHARA Township

#RUDRADEV super-speciality Hospitals I & II and IT Clinics in RR IT SEZ Campus.

#A Super-speciality Hospital in METCALFE Integrated township

#A 100-bedded AIDS-Care Center in Madurai Medical College Campus.

#A Super-speciality Hospital in Maangalya TRITH Integrated Township

#PEARLS Multi-Speciality Hospital in PEARLS CITY-Madurai Integrated Township

#A Super-Speciality Hospital & IT Clinics in AKSHAYA HOMES IT-SEZ Integrated Township

#Five more major Corporate Hospitals planning their Entry into Madurai in Various parts of the city.

#An AIIMS –model Super-Speciality Mega Hospital in Thoppur of Madurai.

Shopping ahead in METROPOLITAN style :-

HyperMarkets & Showrooms :-






#RELIANCE FRESH to comeup in 5 locations in Madurai.

#LENOVO’s Retail Outlet

#HP Invent Retail outlet in Madurai

#INDIABULLS Real Estate Company to setup Hypermarket in Madurai.

#BIG-BAZAAR is coming in 5 Locations in Madurai

#RELIANCE is planning RELIANCE-MINIMART – a small Hypermarket , RELIANCE Medishop & RELIANCE Jewel-Mart in various prime locations of the temple-city.

# SPENCERS DAILY & NILGRIS setting up its Super-Market & Departmental stores in various locations of the temple-city.

Adding GLORY to MADURAI-India’s 2nd Largest Bullion Market :-

#Thrissur-Based KALYAN JEWELLERS to open showroom in Madurai

#JOSALUKKAS Jewellers plans Second Show-room and a RETAIL Outlet in Madurai.

#KHAZANA Jewellers plans show-room in Madurai.

#Chennai-based LALITHA Jewellers is constructing their 3-storeyed show-room in South-Masi st.,

#Kerala-based JOSCO Jewellers is planning a big-showroom in Madurai.

#Kerela based MALABAR Jewellers entering MADURAI.

#Kerala based ALAPPAT Jewellers is planning a big-showroom in MADURAI.

#AERENS GOLDSOUK International Ltd plans “ THE SOUK MADURAI “ .It’ll have :

*Multiplex Cinema Theatres
*Will have shops in Hi-Life style Brands in Leather-goods , Wedding Arteries for Men & Women , Crafts , Jewellery , Sculptures , Handloom works, Furnitures , & Indian Food
*50-100 Shops for Jewellery alone to small-merchants on Lease Basis
*Toilets & Bath-rooms & A sufficient Parking Lot
*Like a Big-Shopping Mall


#ETL Infrastructure’s ETL Mega Shopping Mall.It’ll have :

*Hyper Market
*Departmental Stores
*Multi-cusuine Restaurants & Fast-food plazas
*Number of Retail Shops
*A Multiplex cinema theatre complex
*Gymnasium & Multi-Games Club
Total Investment : Rs. 120 Crores
Attached Convention MALL in Rs.20 Crores.

#KSHITIJ Shopping Mall in Race-Course Road Madurai .
This Mega-mall will be established in Rs.100+crores by KSHITIJ Funds Pvt., Ltd., It will have :

 Total of 1,60,000 Sq.ft space
 Frontage = 500 feet.
 No., of Floors = Ground + 3.

*Hyper Market
*Multiplex Theatres
*Food Court
*Entertainment Mall
*Retail Shops
*Departmental Stores

#Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani plans showroom

#Shopping Mall in SAHARA City homes Integrated Township campus.

A model of Shopping Mall cum Multiplex planned in SAHARA Township

By maduraigilli at 2007-11-21
#Shopping Mall I , II , III & IV in Rudradev RR IT-SEZ Integrated Township Campus.

#Shopping Mall in Maangalya TRITH Integrated township Campus.

#Shopping Mall in METCALFE Integrated Township

#Shopping Mall in PEARLS CITY – Madurai Integrated Township

#Shopping Mall I & II in AKSHAYA Homes Integrated Township

#Shopping Mall in ELCOT’s IT SEZ Township at Vadapalanji.

#AERENs MALL in AERENs Integrated Township.

#Shopping Arcade with more than 250 shops by Madurai Corporation in Rs.3 Crores in the place of Kunnathur Choultry, especially for the shift of PUDUMANDAPAM shops.

#TNHB plans an Office-cum-shopping mall in 70,000 sq.ft of space at Rs.6 crores.

MADURAI – a best Knowledge zone :-

With already opened , this year :

1. VELAMMAL Engineering College by Velammal Educational Trust.

2. CSI Dental Sciences College & Research Hospital by Madurai – Ramnad CSI Diocese.

3. BEST Dental Sciences College & Research Institute by ULTRA Trust.

4. LADHA-MADHAVAN Engineering college by Ladha-Madhavan Trust.

The following Institutions are also going to be established in Madurai soon , awaiting for the Clearance from the Government-side.

#KAMARAJ Memorial Medical College & Hospital , near Kariyapatti of Madurai South by Kamuthi Nadars Ass., - Vadamalayan Trust.

#CSI Institute of Medical Sciences & Research in Pasumalai , Madurai by CSI Diocese of Madurai-Ramnad.

#VELAMMAL Medical College & a teaching Hospital in Velammal Nagar by VELAMMAL Educational Trust & Trust in a plan to make it as a MEDICAL UNIVERSITY with Dental college , BPT’s , Nursing college etc., like RAMACHANDRA of Chennai.

#ARVIND University of Opthalmic Sciences in Madurai by ARVIND Eye Hospital Madurai.

#APOLLO Colleges of Nursing I & II and

#APOLLO Schools of Nursing I & II by APOLLO Hospitals Madurai.

#APOLLO plans Medical College in Madurai District.

#RUDRADEV Flying School Academy by Chennai-based Rudradev Aviation & company building RR IT SEZ at Sholankurini in Madurai.

#Nagarathinam-Angammal College of Arts & Science , near Airport by Nagarathinam-Angammal Educational Trust , Madurai.

#ARVIND Eye Hospitals of Madurai plans Eye Research Institute at Rs.25 Crores.

#International GENOGRAPHIC Lab to be opened in Madurai in MKU
Campus at Rs.4.5 Crores.It is first in India & one among the 10 in world for Study of Chromosomes & “ Journey of Man “ through DNA.

#PARAMOUNT’s Pilot Training Academy with a tie-up with the Australian/ US University in Madurai.

#A Government DENTAL COLLEGE – the selection of site is now going on. – Oct.04 , 2007.

And many more ITI’s , Arts & Science colleges , & Residential Schools…………

Like an effort to setup BANGALORE’s VISHWESHVARAYA Science Museum –

#MADURAI PLANETARIUM is under construction in Madurai Kamaraj University Campus in Rs.3 crores – Initially there will be 25 exhibits & later it will be upgraded on the lines of National Museums.

#INDO-AUSTRALIAN Project on SOLAR ENERGY at Rs.2 Crores is on the track in MKU Campus.


With MADURAI identified as THIRD OPT Place in INDIA for IT & BPO Business, the boom in information technology has taken place now.The major national & International companies has come forward to setup their IT/ITes in the Temple city.It’s to be noted that over 40% of the talented-engineering graduates working in Various IT Parks in Bangalore , Hyderabad , Chennai etc., belonging to Madurai & Southern districts of TN who’re all will return Madurai as it’s their most-comfort Home-town
Already in Operational – Madurai’s First IT Entrant – HONEYWELL Ltd., more successfully , the following are to be established within 2010.

#ELCOT’s IT-SEZ at Vadapalanji in Madurai .It’ll be :

*in total of 257 Acres
*will have an Integrated Mega Township by ELCOT for IT workers.
*SATYAM , HCL & WIPRO had been already allotted lands
*State of the art Infrastructure Buildings
*expected to make a turnover of Rs.30000 Crores & more/yr.

#ELCOT’s TIDEL Park at Ilandaikulam in Madurai at 38 Acres.

#RR IT-SEZ at Sholankurini of Madurai South by Chennai-Based RR Industries. .It’ll be :

*will be established in 400 Acres in Rs.4700 Crores Investment.
*with a MEGA TOWNSHIP of 25,000 Residential units & Co.s including Hospitals , Malls , Multiplexes , Clubs etc.,
*IT Park in over 7 Million Square feet space.
*FLEXTRONICS Ltd ., alone registered 1 million sq.,ft space already.
*Project in plan of expansion to 750 Acres.
*Direct Employment to 85,000 People & Indirect employment to 25,000 People.

By maduraigilli, shot with HP ScanJet 2400 at 2007-11-21

Design of 8-floored -7 Million Sq.ft-RR-IT Park in Sholankurini.

#PEARLS IT Park in Madurai-Virudunagar NH-7 very nearer to the Madurai Airport . This park is to be established along with an Integrated TOWNSHIP by PEARLS Infrastructures Ltd.,

#DHAYA-CYBER Park at SathyaSayee Nagar of Madurai in 1,40,000 Sq.ft space.

#Chennai-Based CEEDEEYES , a housing & Financing Company plans to start IT Park in Madurai.

#Dubai-Based ETA star Properties plans an IT park in Madurai

#BPO Firm & Software solutions company – DIGIBLITZ is setting-up its center in Madurai.

#“GATES”- An IT Firm is setting up Software Development Center in Madurai.

#AJ SQUARE Incorporation started its Software Development Company in Vilacherry of Madurai.

By maduraigilli at 2007-11-21
View of AJ-SQUARE Incorporation in Vilacharry-Madurai.

#US-based US-TECH plans Software Development Company in Madurai.$130m-in-india.aspx

#IT-Major IBM & Accenture planning their centers in Madurai.

#Scope-e-Knowledge Pvt., Ltd to open center in Vadapalanji IT-SEZ opposite to Madurai Kamaraj University.

#AKSHAYA HOMES Pvt., Ltd – a real estate company planning IT-SEZ along with a huge Integrated Township in Madurai.

To Cater to the needs of upcoming IT/ITes & to produce the skilled-man powers , the Learning centers from nation-wide are trooping towards Madurai :

#KELTRON Animation Academy

#ANIFX Animation Academy 

#TOONSKOOL Animation Academy

#DIGITAL MAGIC Training Center

#INTEL opens Research Lab in Thiagaraja college of

#GLOBERENA to offer Software Dev. Courses in Retail.

#ZETA to open ALTEC Demo Centers in Madurai.

#UPS Zetair Express to open Centers in Madurai.

#VEERAS plans offices in Madurai.

And with many more companies like Compuage Infocom , XEROX India setting up their centers in Madurai & expecting the temple city as an IT Hub to do their Bussiness…………..

MADURAI – Best entertaining City :-
As there is no beach , Madurai Public depends only on CINEMA-THEATRES & the only theme park : ATHISAYAM for their Entertainment, so far . The Hi-Class people’s only entertainment here is the HAWA Valley which has Resorts , beautiful landscapes , Colourful Gardens & a club with GO-KART , GOLF etc., With Madurai already having 60-70 cinema theatres in its only 52 city limit , Now , a new-culture called MULTIPLEX had taken place. With the existing theatres undergoing renovation & upgradation to Multiplexes , Several number of new multiplexes are also coming to the city :

#ADLABS Hi-Tech Ganesh A/c Dts. In place of Old Ganesh Theater

By maduraigilli, shot with NIKON D100 at 2007-11-21
Renovated Single-screen Multiplex of Old Ganesh as ADLABS GANESH in Madurai.

#ADLABS Cinepriya A/c Dts 3-Screen Multiplex in old PRIYA Complex of AnnaNagar.

#RST - Ride Simulation Theatre planned in Madurai

#Multiplex theatres in various spots of city by CINEMAX.

#GV-Film Studio City by GV Ltd., in place of Famous & Old – Asia’s Largest Cinema Theater – THANGAM.

*Second studio city in TN , next to Chennai.
*5-Screen Multiplex Theatres
*Major Clothing shops & Restaurants
*Air-conditioned Big Shopping Mall & Club.

#Maayajal Sport & Water Theme Park Complex with Maayajal Multiplex by PENTASOFT.

#VICEROY - GARDEN’s Mango County is to be Established on the way to Azhagar-kovil of Madurai.It’ll be :

*To be setup in 160 Acres of Land
*Open-Air theatre
*Jogging Tracks & Swimming Pool for Kids& Adults
*Multi-cusuine Restaurants
*Shopping Plazas
*Boating Lakes
*Health Club
*Dormitries & Kitchens
*Kids Playground Area
*Conference Hall & Multi-Games Club
*DVD Theatre
*Colourful Lawns & Gardens with Streams.

By maduraigilli at 2007-11-21
Viceroy-Garden’s MANGO COUNTY Layout

#Maapillai Vinayagar 4-Screen Multiplex by Maapillai vinayagar Theater-Madurai.

#Multiplex I & II in SAHARA City Homes Integrated Township Campus

#INOX Multiplex of Chennai Screens soon entering Madurai.

#Multiplex I & II in Rudradev RR IT-SEZ Township campus

#Multiplex I & II in Maangalya TRITH Integrated Township Campus

# SATYAM CINEMAS of Chennai is entering MADURAI with their prestigious Multiplex project.

#Multiplex I & II in METCALFE Integrated Township Campus.

#PEARLS Multiplex in PEARLS CITY-Madurai Integrated Township.

#Multiplex I & II in AKSHAYA-HOMES IT-SEZ Township.

#Multiplex I & II in ELCOT’s IT-SEZ-Township at Vadapalanji.

#AERENs 3-Screen-Multiplex in AERENs Integrated Township.

#Multiplex Theatre in KSHITIJ Shopping Mall at Race-Course Road

#Multiplex Theatre in ETL Shopping Mall

*Hello FM
*Suriyan FM of Chennai entered Madurai to add the Boost in Media-side.


#5 Major Markets to be shifted outside the city including the TN’s-Second Largest Market – CENTRAL MARKET to reduce Brain-Drain Traffic.

#Rs.20-Crore plan to upgrade areas around Meenakshi Amman Temple under JNNURM.

#Colourful Tiles work installation going on in all the 4 Chitrai-streets at Rs.3-crores by Tourism Dept., & the vehicles were banned in all these 4 streets to beautify & serve the temple from brain-drain traffic.

By maduraigilli at 2007-11-21
#Beautification works around Meenakshi-Amman Temple:-

#“Madurai-A Slum Free-city by 2012” – A Rs.502 Crores Major plan under JNNURM to upgrade Huts into Concrete Houses by Corporation.

#Madurai Bye-Pass Road – 6-Lane works planned at Rs.50 Crores from Palanganatham junction to Vilangudi by State-Highways.
#6-Lanned Madurai Bye-pass road from Vilangudi to Palanganatham junction to be beautified on the lines of Chennai’s Anna-Salai / Mount Road at the cost of Rs.25 Crores by NHAI which includes a ROB adjacent to the existing one at Palanganatham junction & an Over-bridge on VAIGAI River.

By maduraigilli at 2007-11-21

A View of Madurai-Bye pass road going to be converted into 6-lane & developed on lines of Chennai’s MOUNT Road

#Social Forestry Division , Forest Dept., of Madurai Div., & Madurai Corporation to make Madurai – a “ Green-city” in near future by growing 3-Lakhs Saplings in Madurai dt., & plans to beautify the city with Road-side colourful & Attractive trees & making Gardens & Lawns in major areas.

#With Maatuthavani Integrated Bus-stand already got ISO certification, Corporation plans to upgrade the Famous-PERIYAR city-Bus Terminus of Madurai by linking it with nearby complex bus-stand & Tiruvalluvar Bus-stand & to beautify it on the lines of Majestic busstand of Bangalore with Hi-class Passenger amenities & Gardens with Fountains.

# Multi-storeyed Parking Lot at the cost of Rs.20 Crores planned by Madurai Corporation in the place of CENTRAL Market.

#Rs.117 Crores-plan to renovate 14-Heritage sites of Madurai city such as Maariyamman teppakulam , Azhagar koil , Perumal temple tank , Thiruparankundram , Keezhakuyilkudi Cave-temples , ThirumalaiNayak Mahal etc.,

By maduraigilli at 2007-11-21
A view of Thiruparankundram temple in Madurai
#Vandiyur Lake is to be developed as a Tourism-spot with Rs.44 Crores plan under JNNURM. Three Islands will be formed inside the lake & a 18.3 ms Road around the Lake. Boating will be inaugurated after the water-storage from various sources.The 3-Islands will have Hotels , Playing Area , Parks , Gardens & Fountains & other basic-amenities.

Plan of Developing VANDIYUR-LAKE as a Tourist-spot with 3-islands & Boating.

By maduraigilli at 2007-11-21
#Madurai Corporation also plans a ZOOLOGICAL PARK in several acres near Azhagar-Koil as the temple city lacks more on entertainment-side.

#Madurai Corporation had planned for :

*A Mount-Train facility & ROPE-CAR Facility in Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple
*ROPE-CAR facility in Azhagar-koil Temple.

ROAD-SIDE Infrastructure :-

By maduraigilli at 2007-11-21

#Radial-Roads at Rs.70 Crores

#13 – Ring roads planned around the Madurai city

#2-Mega-Lorry Stands at Rs.6-Crores each with 200 Bays :
*In Koodal Nagar Area
*In Melur-Road between Uthangudi & Melur.

#15 Pedestrian Sub-ways planned under JNNURM in various places of the city under JNNURM.

#Special Approach Road for Madurai-Airport Planned :


*From Palanganatham - TVS Nagar – Jeeva Nagar – Avaniyapuram Airport at Rs.20 Crores
Inner - Ring road:
*From Thiruparankundram -- nilayur I – nilayur II – Parambupatti –
Perungudi – Tutucorin NH at Rs.20 Crores.

#Special Approach Road to ELCOT’s IT sites :

*A 200-ft Road branching from Bye-pass opp., to Aparna Towers to Vadpalanji IT SEZ.
*A 200-ft Road from Ring-road to Ilandhaikulam IT Park.

#II Phase of Ring-road from Thoppur – Samayanallur – will be a new Bye-pass for Madurai via.Nagamalai Pudukottai is under work.

#III Phase of Ring road from Samayanallur – Uthangudi – Melur is going to start soon.

 Madurai – Virudunagar
 Madurai -- Trichirapalli
 Madurai -- Tuticorin
 Madurai -- Dindigul ------------------ 4 laning works are on Fast Track.

 Madurai – Kochi via. Theni
 Madurai – Dhanushkodi via. Rameshwaram --------- 6 Laning planned under NHDP IIIB
With the Surveys & soil-tests completions , works are going to start

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6-Lanning plan of Rameswaram – Kochi via-Madurai under NHDP-IIIB

With already started ELLIS-Nagar ROB, Sellur ROB & Koodal Nagar-
Already opened : Center & Railways had approved the following :

#ROB at Palanganatham junction at Rs.30 crores & Rs.10 Crores from Railways. It will be multi-winged- one to Madakulam , one to TVS Nagar , one to Jaihindpuram etc., and planned in Clover-Leaf Model.

#ROB at Thiruparankundram Junction at Rs.30 Crores & Rs.10 crores from Railways . It’s also planned in Clover-Leaf model & multi-winged.

#New Link Road between Maatuthavani Integrated Busstand & Ring- Road to reduce the accidents & Traffic.

Elevated Highways planned in 7 sites of the city :

*East veli st-st.Mary’s church –Anna statue – Simmakkal --
-- Sethpathi High school.

*Madurai Natham connecting Goripalayam --- Thallakulam – Pudur

*BCC Road connecting Railway school – Kattabomman statue –-
Periyar busstand—Mayor Muthu Bridge

*Madurai- Kochin Road connecting km 3/6 – 5/8.

*NH Bye-pass km 437/0 – 439/8 ( Urban-limit )

*NH-7 Km 0/0 – 2/0 : From Palanganatham to Pasumalai.

*BCC Road connecting---Anna-Busstand – Goripalayam – Thallakulam.

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Plan of ELEVATED-HIGHWAYS in simmakal area under JNNURM

The following are the tables of the plans planned under JNNURM for Madurai.The Happy-News is that all the projects should be implemented in full-swing & completed within 2012-December 31-11:59 p.m . Beyond this time – It’s impossible for Madurai to get funds under JNNURM. So
We can optically see the works going on in all the corners of the city in full-swing within a short time.

JNNURM Tables 1 to 4:

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RAIL – SIDE Improvements :-

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A View of MADURAI City Railway junction

#To Overcome the present Rail-Traffic in southern Districts & as the Madurai city-side Railway junction has no spaces for further expansion – Southern Railway has decided to make KOODAL NAGAR – Another Full-Fledged Railway Junction for Madurai . With 5-Bus-stands – The only Madurai City is going to have the Second in Railway-side.Southern Railway is upgrading the Koodal Nagar Station,now with Platforms , Waiting-Halls , Terminal Building , etc., It also planned to inaugurate some Trains from here.SR also has a plan to operate Sub-Urban Trains in Madurai City from here in near-future.

#CONCOR – SR started in Koodal Nagar.

#Second Eastern Entrance –A Seven-storeyed New State-of-Art Building with Centrally Air-conditioned Hall , Big-Shopping Mall , Escalators , Restaurants , Fast-Food Court , Toilets & Bath-rooms , Large-Waiting Hall with Multi-colour Display Board etc.,

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MADURAI RAILWAY JUNCTION- Can anyone guess , what’s the time ? –Ans :11.45p.m

#With Doubling of Madurai-Dindigul is on the fast-Track , South-TN’s significant project : Doubling between Dindigul – Villupuram is awaiting for the Allocation of funds from Union Planning Commission.

#With Villupuram – Trichy Electrification is on the fast-track , Electrification between Trichy – Madurai to start soon.According to the Railway dept., Chennai to Madurai – Electrification works will be over by 2010 & Electrification will be expanded then from Madurai to Tutucorin.

#“Rail – Ratna” - Hotel planned near the Goods-yard in Madurai junction.

#A new platform called A-1 will be formed for the utilization of Sub-Urban Trains in the Madurai junction.

#Rs.150 Crore allotted to the Madurai Railway Junction to upgrade it into a World-class junction.A-1 Status given to the Madurai Junction for its marvellous PROFIT contribution to the Railway Department.

#New Rail-side Ware-Housing Complex to come up at 7 Acres in KOODAL Nagar

#A Survey is under work for converting Madurai – BodiNayakkanur into Broad-Gauge & extending the line upto Lower Camp via.. Thevaram , Uthamapalayam & Cumbum.

#A Survey is under work to lay a new Broad-Gauge line from Madurai to Karaikudi via Melur & intersecting this line with Pudukottai to make a second-way to Chennai from Madurai via Melur.

#Various Improvements works & Passenger amenities are going on in Thirumangalam ,Thiruparankundram , Sholavandhan , & Vadipatti as the SR has the plans to operate more Sub-urban trains in Madurai – Dindugul , Madurai – Virudhunagar stretches in near future.

#As the Crowd rate increases day by day – Madurai Junction is to go under Complete Surveillances with 48 Cameras installed in all the platforms-attached to 12 Televisions in a single-line.

#Madurai Junction to go world-class.

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MADURAI Railway junction – One of the neatest in India going to be World-class

#Separate Concourse Halls Planned in both the Eastern & Western Entries.In Western entry , it will directly lead to the 8th platform.

#Inter-Rake – Maintanance Line & 3rd Pit Line to maintain more coaches launched in Madurai Junction. 4th pit-line is on fast track.

#A Big-Ban Clock is to be installed in the new eastern entrance that can be seen from anywhere in the city.


Madurai Airport with Bad Infrastucture make us exclaim about its tremendous-growth with one & only INDIAN flight from Government-side. Now , It has 9 daily flights to Chennai , 2 daily to Bangalore & 1 to Mumbai with 4 operators : INDIAN Airlines , AIR DECCAN , JET Airways & Paramount Airways. Very soon , the airport is going to have its 5th & 6th Operators – Kingfisher Airlines & AIR DRAVIDA in domestic sides.
With a demand & report submitted every month to the Central Government to make Madurai- A full-fledged International Airport by various MLA’s , MP’s , Public, Associations like MADITSSIA ,TNCCI-Madurai, CII , etc., Several International Airlines are also demanding the Aviation ministry to allow them to operate International flights from Madurai such as Srilankan Airlines , Deccan Lanka , Malaysian Airlines , THAI Airlines , Gulf-countries’ Airlines, Singapore Airlines etc., The Civil Aviation Ministry is now only eying on Madurai & upgrading it with various facilities.

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MADURAI AIRPORT with its very-small Integrated Terminal Building

#New Integrated Terminal – State of Art G+1 building to be built in Rs.88 Crores. An American company who built the Terminal Building for Chennai-Anna International Airport had won the bid to build it in Madurai.The Integrated terminal will have :

 17,536 Sq.ft of Space
 5 Escalators
 7 Elevators / Lifts
 Modern Scanning facility
 CCTV’s
 3-AeroBridges
 Fully-Glass Exteriors
 Shopping Plazas , Restaurant , Food-Court , Tea-coffee-snacks shop ,
 Ice-cream Parlour , Toilets & Bath-rooms , Fully Air-conditioned Large waiting hall with Multi-colour Display systems & Entertaining Televisions, Cyber-Cafes etc.,
 Capable of 500 passengers in & 500 Passengers out of airport at a time. You could go to and go to "varthaga seidhigal" to view this. It came on aug 14, 2007 edition..

#Runway Expansion from 6000 ft to 7500 ft is on the track & funds allotted for further expansion of this runway to 9000 ft. A proposal had been sent to the ministry to expand the Runways in Madurai Airport upto 12,000 ft.

#The parking Bay expansion from existing 3 to 6 is on the fast track. After its completion , Madurai Airport will be capable to park 2 Big-flights & 4 small flights at a time. A new parking Bay is also planned.

# Second fuel-filling station in Madurai Airport by RELIANCE opened.It’s a positive sign & a very needed one to make it as International Airport.

#Madurai Airport is under major expansion & modernization.450 Acres of land acquired including 2 kms of Ring-road on the eastern side of the airport for the expansion of runway upto 12,500 sq.ft.The survey on acquiring lands on the western side of the airport was finished.The plan of acquiring another 4000 Acres is also on the anvil targeting the future.

#Madurai-Regional based PARAMOUNT is looking Madurai as its Hub & planning many things for its Home-Town :

 PARAMOUNT’s Pilot Training Academy with a tie-up with the Australian / US University in Madurai.

 PARAMOUNT’s MRO facility in Madurai with $40-60 million Investments.It will be ready by 2009 & capable of maintaining 40 flights at a time.It’s the first in Asia-Pacific region for Paramount Airways.

 PARAMOUNT planning Direct flights from Madurai to Mumbai & Bangalore.

 PARAMOUNT planning HELICOPTER Services from Madurai to various tourist-spots of TN & other nearby states.

 PARAMOUNT in plans of merging with a leading Airlines & starting International operations from Madurai after the Infrastructure works get finished in the airport.

# HELI-TOURISM – planned by PAWAN-HAANS Copter Services from Madurai to :
COIMBATORE in 1st phase. &

TUTUCORIN in 2nd phase.

#A 10-minute JOY RIDE also planned at Rs.500 for middle-class families & visitors who have a long-day wish of flying in air.

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#Air-Cargo complex in 3,100 sq.ft capable of exporting 10 tonnes/day Inaugurated in Madurai Airport , will stop Madurai’s loss to Kochi Airport in Cargo Traffic.

#Rs.150 Crores allotted to Madurai Airport for various upgradation works such as expansion of runway to 9000 ft , Increasing Parking-bays , new parking-lot for vehicles outside the Airport , Beautification of Airport by making GARDENS & Parks with fountains etc.,

Madurai Airport traffic statistics

October 2006
Category - Oct 06(05) - % change

Aircraft movement - 444(249) - 78.3
Passengers - 19,478(13,247) - 47
Freight(in Ton) - 38(29) - 31

November 2006
Category - Nov 06(05) - % change

Aircraft movement - 480(246) - 95.1
Passengers - 22,869(14,641) - 56.2
Freight(in Ton) - 45(35) - 28.6

December 2006
Category - Dec 06(05) - % change

Aircraft movement - 494(246) - 100.8
Passengers - 28,378(16,629) - 70.7
Freight(in Ton) - 32(22) - 45.5

Feb 2007

Category - Feb 07(06) - % change

Aircraft movement - 453(224) - 102.2
Passengers - 25,222(15,686) - 60.8
Freight(in Ton) - 82(28) - 192.9

March 2007
Category - Mar 07(06) - % change

Aircraft movement - 571(254) - 124.8
Passengers - 26,850(15,898) - 68.9
Freight(in Ton) - 74(38) - 94.7

April 2007
Category - April 07(06) - % change

Aircraft movement - 598(372) - 60.8
Passengers - 31,080(18,577) - 67.3
Freight(in Ton) - 53(35) - 51.4

May 2007

Category - May 07(06) - % change

Aircraft movement - 620(438) - 41.6
Passengers - 36,229(21,951) - 65
Freight(in Ton) - 42(46) - -8.7

JUNE 2007

PASSENGERS change in growth – 65.4 % when compared to JUNE-2006

JULY 2007

PASSENGERS change in Growth – 63.1 % when compared to JULY-2006


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#Seeing its Trmendous growth in both Passenger & Freight Traffic , INDIAN Airlines-“ AIR INDIA EXPRESS “ is now only considering , late , for inaugurating International operations from here to Kaula Lampur & Bahrain.It will start these operations after the Infrastructure gets completed in Madurai Airport.

#INDIAN plans a flight between Madurai & Tirupati via.Chennai by linking two Heritage-sites.

#SRILANKAN AIRLINES & DECCAN LANKA plea to connect Madurai

#Malaysian Aviation Minister has promised the TN Chamber of commerce & Industry-Madurai to start soon an International connection between MADURAI & KAULA-LAMPUR by MALAYSIAN AIRLINES.Refer : Oct-08 , 2007- THE HINDU paper.

#AIR DECCAN to launch a long-tour flight from Madurai to Jammu via.Chennai & Delhi.

#Fifth Operator to Madurai –KINGFISHER AIRLINES to launch soon Madurai-chennai flights

#Sixth Operator to Madurai- AIR DRAVIDA to launch Madurai – Bangalore & Madurai – Chennai flights from Jan.2008.

#Above 90% Occupancy of seats in all Madurai flights , now-a-days.

#To make Madurai – a Full-fledged International Airport as Chennai , Civil Aviation had decided to make a change in rule – “ Two International Airports within 150 Kms “.

#Rs.70 Crores allotted for various developmental works in Madurai airport

#TRANS INDIA AVIATION – a new Bangalore-based Regional Carrier to start operations from MADURAI soon in MADURAI – BANGALORE sectors.

#STAR AVIATION – a new Chennai-based Regional carrier to start operations from MADURAI soon in MADURAI-CHENNAI & other sectors.


The above-said tremendous improvements were not easily got. The CREDIT-sure belong to the successful MADITSSIA of Madurai & TCCI , Madurai & others listed here :

*SPEED-2006 attracted Investment commitments over Rs.5000 Cr.

*CII’s “ Reach South TamilNadu “
“MADURAI-A major Hub” - Report

*NASSCOM identifies Madurai as Growth prospects

*Tier-II cities Attractive – especially the Temple city. – An Exclusive Report

*Temple-city spreads its wings - Report

*MADURAI by Economic Times -Report


*DESTINATION MADURAI to Film Directors.Over 90% of the films shooted in Temple-city & having stories around Madurai was the box-office hits. Eg : GILLI , KAADHAL, PARUTHIVEERAN etc., in Tamil & more in Telugu , Bengali , Malayalam & Hindi films.

*Can Madurai withstand pressures of rapid industrialisation and urbanisation? - Report

*TN Chamber of commerce & Industry signed MoU’s with Indonesia , Philippines , Malaysia & Vietnam to bring their Industries & Trade in southern districts of Tamilnadu with Madurai as its Trade-center.
Refer : Oct-08,2007 THE-HINDU paper.

MASTER-PLANS for making Madurai-opt for Industrialization :-

#Rainwater & Drainage Canals – A major plan worth Rs.424 Crores under JNNURM by Corporation

#VAIGAI water Scheme-II in full-swing process

#SIPCOT to form 2500 Acres Multi-product SEZ in Madurai South near Ezhiyarpathi village. 70% of the lands acquired.

#Fertilizer plant near Avaniyapuram at Rs.56 Crores.

#ELCOT to set up 2000 – 10000 Acres Industrial city either in Arupukottai Road / Dindigul Road / Melur Road in Madurai where the required lands available.

#TN Govt., plans Rs.100-Cr. Mega AGRI-TERMINAL market in Madurai.

#Central Govt & TN Govt jointly setting up HI-TECH TEXTILE PARK in Madurai near Vadipatti in 106 Acres. The total Investment is app. Rs.409 Crores.It will employ 7000 people & its annual turnover production is expected to be Rs.900 Crores. It’ll be the largest TEXTILE PARK in TN once it’s established.

#RELIANCE plans CHENNAI – MADURAI – TUTUCORIN Gas pipe-line by 2008/09.

#TNHB plans a TN’s First-1000 Acre SATELLITE TOWN for Madurai.

#TN Govt., plans Industrial Estate for FOOD GRAINS in Madurai.

#ECO-PARK for Electroplating near Madurai at Rs.30 Crores

#Disaster Recovery center in Madurai by ELCOT at Rs.20 Crores

#Pass-port Office will be ready by Nov/Dec.2007 in Madurai.It’ll be the India’s First Air-conditioned sophisticated Passport office.It’ll help bringing International passengers & Flights to Madurai.

#YMCA International center – Rs.3 crores of total Investment.

#STRING - Real Estate Information Service-a mortgage process outsourcing company setting up its MPO center in Madurai.,388cr.aspx

#Famous PURAVANKARA Projects setting up its Real Estate Information center in MADURAI. Looking for its grand project here in a prime location.

#Madurai Corporation is planning a SATELLITE-CITY for Madurai to reduce the dense population.
Source : Dinamalar Newpaper on Oct.3rd/4th,2007.

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A Report showing plan of SATELLITE-CITY by Madurai Corporation to reduce the dense population around temple-area

Only Announcements ? :-

*A Medical Research Institute will be established in 100 Acres at Thoppur , Madurai.

*Asia’s Largest THORACIC Hospital will be established in Madurai , near Austinpatti.

*Anna University in Madurai

* Shift of Commissioner’s Office of Madurai from the congested Temple-area to outside the city.

* 100 security-personnels Appointment in Madurai Airport.

* Madurai – AnuRathaPura ( Ceylon ) – Electric Cable Line.


We can optically see the Growth of Madurai beyond its corporation Limit though it lacks the Industrialization because Madurai is one of the densely populated cities in India : Please Imagine yourselves Over 1.2 Million people in only 51.5 of Corporation Limit. It’s densely congested & brain-drain city.To avoid this & the major Urban Shift problem which was highly noticed in Madurai recently, Temple-city badly needs the Redefination of Corporation Limit because Madurai corporation limit was redefined a 25-30 years ago.And It’s a good-move from Madurai Corporation now that It had planned to form a Greater-Madurai by linking the following places :

*Avaniyapuram – Possessor of Madurai Airport ( 5 kms from the city-limit & the Airport is 8 kms from the city-limit )
*Thiruparankundram – 5 kms from the city limit
*Tirumangalam – 17 kms from the city-limit
*Aanayur – 5 kms from the city-limit
*Tirunagar – 6 kms from the city-limit
*Harveypatti – 10 kms from the city-limit
*Vilaangudi – 6 kms from the city-limit
*Tiruppalai – 5 kms from the city-limit
*Kappalur – 14 kms from the city-limit
*Thanakkankulam – 9 kms from the city limit
*Uthangudi – Possessor of High-court Buildings - 5 kms from the city limit
*Othakadai – 8 kms from the city-limit
*Nagamalai Pudukottai – 5 kms from the city-limit
*Paravai-10 kms from the city-limit [ ATHISAYAM Theme Park ]
*Vandiyur-3 kms from city-limit
*Melamadai-8 kms from city-limit
*Erkudi Achambattu
*Pudukulam Bit – I & II
*Nilayur Bit I & II
*Chinna Anuppanadi