Adambakkam is a neighbourhood of Chennai, India. It is a thickly populated area close to St. Thomas Mount railway station. Adambakkam area comes under Velachery taluk and Alandur taluk, Chennai District of Chennai Corporation. Adambakkam is surrounded by areas namely, Alandur, Palavanthangal, Nanganallur, Thalakanancheri, Vanuvampet, Puzhuthivakkam, Velachery and Guindy. Earlier, one part of Adambakkam was under the direct governance of Chennai Corporation. From October 2011 onwards, the entire area was merged with the Chennai Corporation. Upon completion of the MRTS extension line, the neighbourhood will be served by Adambakkam railway station.
Karuneegar Street, adjacent to the St. Thomas Mount Railway Station, is the business center of Adambakkam and connects Adambakkam to Alandur
Adambakkam has a fully functional MTC Bus Terminus/Depot at NGO Colony in City Link Road. MTC uses this depot to park, maintain and refuel most of its buses serving nearby areas.
The St. Thomas Mount Railway Station between Alandur and Adambakkam, part of the Chennai suburban railway serves the city’s railway commuters. The phase II extension of the elevated Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) railway project is progressing at full pace and Adambakkam Station is expected to be built in Medavakkam main road junction near Vanuvampet. St. Thomas Mount subway (underpass) and Thillai Ganga Nagar subway (underpass) connects Adambakkam with GST Road. The Kakkan Bridge connects Ramakrishnapuram and Brindavan Nagar.
Summary of Transport facilities in Adambakkam:
- MTC bus services via Medavakkam Main Road from all major areas to Nanganallur, Ullagaram, Madipakkam, Keelkattalai, Nanmangalam, Kovilambakkam and Medavakkam Koot Road
- MTC bus services via Brindavan Nagar from all major areas to Puzhuthivakkam and AG’s Colony
- Beach-Tambaram-Chengalpattu Suburban train service
- MRTS extension from Velachery to Puzhuthivakkam, Adambakkam and St. Thomas Mount (Under construction)
- Metro Rail from Central to St.Thomas Mount via Koyambedu running service via Alandur. Can also switch to Airport at Alandur