Ennore constitutes the northern most area of Chennai city. The
region is spread out like a peninsular landmass and is surrounded on
three sides by the sea water. Ennore is quite popular as it houses
one of the major ports of the Indian sub continent. The entire city
that is Chennai has only two major ports - one at the Chennai centre
and the other at Ennore. The place is well connected by roads and
railways to other suburban regions of Chennai.
The port at Ennore is the prime attraction in the region and is the
hub of activities in the locality. The artificial port is the first
public port of India. It is responsible for making a great revenue
from the cargo transportation. The cargo handled at the port
primarily consists of thermal coal and P.O.L. products.
Ennore region is primarily an industrial area. The place features a
number of big manufacturing units. The Ennore Foundry is one such
institution. The establishment is responsible for the production of
cylinder blocks and heads which are required in the automotive
industries. The unit is one of the biggest suppliers of automobile
parts in the Southern India. One other big name in the region is
that of Ashok Leyland. The transnational conglomerate is the prime
manufacturer of commercial vehicles and diesel engines. Both of
these conglomerates are the ventures of Hinduja Group that operate
in more than 50 countries of the world. The EID Parry Fertilizer
Company, located near the railway station is also a reputed
manufacturer in the region.
The northern part of the suburb, the one away from the peninsular
tip houses residential quarters. The Sivakami Nagar, Netaji Nagar
East and Netaji Nagar West, Gandhi Nagar and Nehru Nagar are some
popular residential areas in the locality.
Areas Under Ennore
- Roadways and railways are two convenient means of accessing
the place. The region has a railway station called Ennore
Railway Station that provides services in the region.
- The road distance between the center of the city and Ennore
is about 14 kms. One can board a bus either at George Town or at
other northern suburbs like Tiruvottiyur and Tondiarpet.
- Chennai Airport which is the nearest airport, is about 28 kms
far from the place.
- Kamaraj Nagar
- Satyavani Muthu Nagar