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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Vishaal De Mal - a new Pride of Madurai - Entertainment & Shopping in Madurai

Welcome To Vishaal De Mal

Madurai gets a unique Landmark called VISHAAL DE MAL which will emerge as a single preferred destination addressing multifarious needs for the entire family. A world-class integrated destination with multiple theme park, cinemas, shops and restaurants! Vishaal de Mal is a retail and entertainment complex that adds a new dimension to the Temple City.VISHAAL DE MAL, Madurai's first integrated multi–utility facility, located at the heart of the city is being promoted by Vishaal Promoters Pvt. Ltd.

Confluence, is the essence of VISHAAL DE MAL a confluence to functionality and aesthetics. Though it looks very compact it houses an 1300 seater multiplex and an assortment of around 250 establishments, offering a wide range of products and services attempting to meet all needs of customer of all age groups.

There are several aspects to VISHAAL DE MAL. Its inclusiveness for one. With no boundaries to separate it from the street, it is open to everyone all income and age groups. The architecture of the complex embodies the spirit of Madurai.

VISHAAL DE MAL tries to cater to every segment of society. Branded stores that outlet branded wears, jewellery shops, coffee shops, departmental stores and multiplex theatres reach out to visitors along with pizza hut and their ilk. Heritage, culture and indomitable Madurai spirit are not trampled over by rampant commercialism as a vintage tram; an innetant art wall and an NGO pavilion who showcase products made by the less privileged stake their claim with gentle persuasiveness.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tamil Nadu State Budget for Madurai - What is good for Madurai from the budget 2012-2013?

The Rs. 250-crore budgetary allocation made by the State Government for Madurai Corporation on Monday is very well appreciated for Madurai. 

 Mr.N. Sethuraman said that the allocation of Rs. 24 crore for cancer treatment centres at Madurai and Coimbatore was laudable. 

 Noting that the Budget had no new tax proposals except on liquor, Chamber senior president S. Rethinavelu said that the one time special allocation of Rs. 250 crore to Madurai Corporation for developing infrastructure would go a long way in ensuring free flow of traffic in the city, the lack of which has severely inhibited industrial growth.

Madurai District Tiny and Small Scale Industries Association (MADITSSIA) has terming the budget as industry-oriented and said that the allotment of Rs.50 crore for developing District Industries Centre in all 32 districts would help micro, small and medium enterprises in the State. 

The funds would not only help the pending projects under phase one of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNRUM) completed, but also ensure that the local body gets more funds for its infrastructure development under the Phase Two of the mission.

The Rs. 250 crore would take care of the Corporation's 30 per cent contribution to be made for the over Rs. 600 crore worth five projects taken up under the mission.  A total of Rs. 600 crore worth projects had been sanctioned under the mission with 50 per cent contribution by the Centre, 20 per cent contribution by the State and 30 per cent contribution by the local body Madurai Corporation. 

The fund-starved Corporation could not make its contribution for the works that brought the construction work of underground drainage (UGD) project and the lining of Storm Water Drainage (SWD) project to a grinding halt in the last quarter of 2010. But, now it will be taken care.

Some of the highlights:

  • Budget allocates Rs.250 Crores Special Package for Madurai.
  • Regional Cancer Centre in Madurai Government Rajaji Hospital
  • 24-hr annadhanam in palani temple; one more cable car in palani temple
  • Synthetic Hockey turf in madurai
  • Regional centre for Anna Institute of Management for Madurai
  • Ramanathapuram Cooperative Spilling Mills to be revived.
Trade bodies in Madurai says this budget is a launch pad for extension of various current and future schemes.

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When is Akshaya Tritiya in 2012 – Akshaya Tritiya 2012 Date falls on Tuesday, April 24 2012

When is Akshaya Tritiya in 2012 – Akshaya Tritiya 2012 Date falls on Tuesday, April 24.

Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej is an auspicious day for Hindus and Jains. Akshaya means ‘imperishable’ and ‘Tritiya’ means the third in Bengali. It falls in months of April-May which according to Hindu Almanac is the third lunar day of the bright half or Shukla Paksha of Bengali month Baisakh. As per the planetary positions, both sun and moon remains in exaltation that is at the peak of brightness.

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Madurai Chithirai Festival April 22nd to May 4th 2012

The two week long Chithirai Festival is one of the biggest celebrations in Madurai. It re-enacts the wedding of Lord Sundareswarar (Lord Shiva) and Goddess Meenakshi (Lord Vishnu's sister).

When is the Chithirai Festival:

The Chithirai Festival begins on the fifth day of the bright half of the Tamil month Chitrai (April in the English calendar). In 2012, the official dates of the Chithirai Festival are from April 22-May 4.

Where is the Chithirai Festival Held:

The Chithirai Festival is held at the Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The parades takes place in the streets around the temple (known as the Maasi streets).

How is the Chithirai Festival Celebrated:

The Chithirai Festival begins with a flag hoisting ceremony on the first day, however the most important celebrations occur towards the end of the festival. In 2012, the most important dates are:
  • April 30: Coronation of the Goddess Meenakshi (Pattabhishekam).
  • May 1: Procession of Goddess Meenakshi.
  • May 2: Celestial wedding of God and Goddess. The deities are paraded in their wedding attire around the temple streets, before being brought into the grandly decorated hall inside the temple.
  • May 3: Procession of temple chariots (Car Festival).
  • May 4: Return of Lord Kallazhaga (Azhagar Aatril Eranguthal).
Legend has it that Lord Kallazhaga (Lord Vishnu) came mounted on a golden horse to Madurai from Azhagar Kovil, a famous Vishnu temple near Madurai, to participate in the celestial wedding of his sister Meenakshi. However, he arrives late and misses the wedding. Furious, he gets into the river, and then proceeds back home. One of the biggest spectacles of the Chithirai Festival is this procession.

What to Expect During the Chithirai Festival:

The Chithirai Festival is a great opportunity to experience local life in Madurai, and see a traditional Hindu wedding ritual. It attracts huge crowds of people, who flock to Madurai from surrounding areas. The festival is celebrated with a great deal of excitement and hype -- with the enthusiasm of a real wedding. The celebrations extend all over the city, and the streets are flooded with devotees.

Chithirai Festival Travel Tips:

  • Most the activities take place outdoors and the weather will be hot, so wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Also be sure to carry water and sunscreen.
  • Start early in the day.
  • Take extra care of your belonging, such as wallet and camera. It's easy to lose them in the crowd. 
, About.com GoIndia Guide.

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Madurai International Airport News and Updates - Reasons for Madurai not becoming 100% International Airport

With the Madurai Airport looking set to get international connectivity, Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry has taken on lease the Commercial Important Person (CIP) Lounge in the airport and has established modern facilities such as wi-fi connectivity.

This had become imperative considering the abundant opportunities available in Madurai for export of jasmine, surgical equipment, textile made-ups, apparels, handicrafts and granite icons.

At present, these goods were exported through Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram and other airports.

Here are the reasons - why Madurai is not yet International Airport completely (100%)

Madurai airport is poised for a major leap with the decks being cleared for the operation of international flights. Madurai airport is all set to become International Airport, but no Airlines is operating yet. All approvals from Centre is provided for Madurai Airport to operate as Customs and International airport, but the airlines are not ready to operate from Madurai yet. The operators are afraid to operate of any loss. Even the Tamil nadu Chamber of Commerce had appealed in all possible ways, but no international flight yet. Only Domestic flights are operating. That is the situation today. One more reason told is - Bilateral Airport Treaties entered between India and other countries(except Srilanka) does not include Madurai.

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When will Madurai become/operate International Customs Airport - Madurai Airport

Madurai airport is poised for a major leap with the decks being cleared for the operation of international flights. Madurai airport is all set to become International Airport, but no Airlines is operating yet. All approvals from Centre is provided for Madurai Airport to operate as Customs and International airport, but the airlines are not ready to operate from Madurai yet. The operators are afraid to operate of any loss. Even the Tamil nadu Chamber of Commerce had appealed in all possible ways, but no international flight yet. Only Domestic flights are operating. That is the situation today. One more reason told is - Bilateral Airport Treaties entered between India and other countries(except Srilanka) does not include Madurai.

The notification declaring Madurai airport as customs airport was issued by the Centre in January. Subsequently we started the works facilitating the establishment of customs counters. Now, space for customs as well as immigration counters has been earmarked. As many as ten immigration counters are at the airport.

Sankiah Pandian said that the airport was ready with all facilities required for international flight services. "We are only waiting for international flight services to commence operation ," he said. The airport was established in the year 1957 and a new swanky terminal was inaugurated in 2009 sprawling across 189,000 sq ft. Only four airlines currently operate flights to Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi.

In another note - Sri Lankan Airlines, Manager (Tamil Nadu and Karnataka), B. Pirathapan, said that unless the travel agents guaranteed the profitability of flight operations to Colombo, the airlines industry, which was going through a rough patch, would not come to Madurai. “We are for making profit. There should be enough number of passengers to convince our bosses to launch operations from Madurai,” he said.

The senior president of Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, S. Rethinavelu, said that the chamber had promised Air Asia to bear the initial loss, if any, caused to the airlines on operation in Madurai-Kuala Lumpur route. “We are sure there would be no loss at all,” he said. 

The products of textile, rubber, jasmine and fish processing units were among the major goods that would give potential for international cargo movement. International operations would also help domestic tourism and medical tourism, he said. Around 50 to 70 passengers were going to each of foreign destinations of Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Dubai/Sharjah, Muscat and Colombo from the southern districts every day, he added.
Airport Director, Sangaiah Pandian, promised to extend all help to the airlines, including night operations from Madurai. The airliners need not bother that Madurai airport would eat into their revenues from Tiruchi. 

Apart from having been declared as a ‘Customs Airport,' it also has a world-class high-tech integrated terminal built at a cost of Rs.130 crore. The runway has been extended to 7500 feet to facilitate introduction of international flights.
Chamber senior president S. Rethinavelu informed the Union Minister that there was lot of potential for both passenger and freight traffic for international flights from Madurai to Malaysia, Singapore, Muscat, Dubai, Sharjah and Sri Lanka. However, during chamber delegations to some of these countries, they were told by international air liners that, with the exception of Sri Lanka, Madurai Airport had not been included in the Bilateral Airport Treaties entered between India and those countries. This was preventing air line companies from operating international flights to Madurai Airport.

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Vishal Mall opening in Madurai tomorrow - March 28th 2012

Vishal Mall opening in Madurai tomorrow - March 28th 2012.

This is a first kind of mall with such a huge space for entertainment, food, open play area, two level car parking etc., 2.5 Lakhs Square feets area Mall first time in Madurai. This will become a landmark in Madurai for sure.

Already Millenium Mall is a land mark now in and around KK nagar. Vishall Mall is located in Chinna Chokkikulam and this is going to be opened by the Governor Rosayya tomorrow along with Vishaal Promoters owner Elangovan.

Around 200 shops are planned in the Vishaal Mall.

Good luck Madurai and Vishaal Mall!

Some excerpts from ToI follows -

Located near Pandian Hotel, an old landmark in the temple city, Vishaal Mall will have Reliance Trends (along with Footprint) as its anchor store. The other retailers who have signed on for space include the Landmark group's value retail format Max, denim brands Lee and Wrangler and footwear brand Woodlands. Inox is the multiplex partner of the mall, and is likely to open in September . At 2 lakh sqft, it's much smaller than the 15 lakh sqft Express Avenue mall in Chennai (the retail space in EA is 9 lakh sqft) or the 4.5 lakh sqft space of Brookfields.The mall hopes to get footfalls not just from families in the city, but also the sizeable student population from nearby institutions like the American College and the Lady Doak College . "Madurai is a huge shopping destination for the southern districts . Through this mall, we wanted to open up the market to brands that would like to be part of this market, but have not been able to open yet," says R Ilankovan, chairman of Vishaal Promoters. "The youth of Madurai always
complain about having to travel to Chennai or Bangalore to experience a mall and multiplex. Now they can enjoy it in their own city."The traditional retail area of Madurai has mushroomed around the Meenakshi Temple, the tourist hub of the city. Over the years though, retail hubs have spread across the city in other residential areas ."Tier I and II cities form a significant part of our growth strategy, given the way the demographic in these markets has evolved. After Chennai and Coimbatore, Madurai is next
most important market in Tamil Nadu . Moving there was a natural choice," says Bijou Kurien, president-CEO (lifestyle), Reliance Retail. "Madurai is an important feeder market to places like Virudhnagar, Nagercoil and Tirunelveli."Vishaal Mall has set aside 10,000 sqft for a food court that will feature Marry Brown and Pizza Hut among others. There will also be 10,000 sqft for fine dining and another 10,000 sqft for gaming and entertainment. The mall, which already has 60% occupancy , currently features neither a departmental store nor a supermarket .Vishaal Promoters has invested Rs 60 crore in the project (including land cost). 
Courtsey Times of India

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Regional Cancer Centres in Madurai and Coimbatore

The ordeal of hundreds of cancer patients who travel from far-off districts to Chennai for treatment may soon be over. The state government will open regional cancer centres at Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai and Coimbatore Medical College Hospital.

The centres to be established at a cost of 15 crore each will have medical, surgical and radiotherapy departments. At present, most cancer patients travel to Chennai for treatment at government hospitals or the Adyar Cancer Institute.

There are more than 28 lakh people with cancer in India. Every year, 10 lakh people get affected by the disease which claims 5 lakh lives. In Tamil Nadu, cancer is one of the 10 leading causes of death.

Sourced from ToI.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rs.12 Crore allocated to boost facelift to Madurai Tourism

Aimed at promoting Madurai as the best tourist destination in South India, the district administration has identified several tourist spots to showcase them to both foreign and domestic tourists. These spots include Vandiyur kanmoi (tank), Mariamman Teppakulam, Sathaiyar dam, Kutladampatti, Perungamanallur.

“To draw more tourists to Madurai, the district administration has chalked out various plans and taken a slew of measures in tapping its tourism potential. A detailed project report at an estimated cost of Rs15 crore has been prepared and sent to the government for approval,” U Sagayam, Collector, Madurai district said yesterday, according to a Deccan Chronicle report.

Under the tourism promotion scheme, Sagayam said several infrastructure development works including laying roads, bridges, constructing toilet facilities and creating parks would be taken up. To achieve the twin objective of conserving water resources and converting them into recreational spots, boating facilities would be arranged at Vandiyur tank, Mariamman Teppakulam and Sathaiyar dam.

As regards the Vandiyur tank, plans are afoot to deepen and create an island-like structure at the centre of the tank and beautify the edges along with the formation of an eco-heritage walkway. Efforts were on for permanent storage of water at Mariamman Teppakulam where boating would be made available till 7 pm daily after ensuring that all safety measures are in place.

The central Mandapam in the tank would be beautified with installation of statues to depict Tamil culture. Kutladampatti that is home to waterfalls would have pucca roads. “Under Nabard scheme, roads were being laid for a distance of 5 km from the village to the falls at a cost of Rs 39 lakh,” Sagayam said.

Sagayam added, “Aside from this, the historic building where Mahatma Gandhi gave up his formal attire and changed to simple khadi dhoti and a shawl to identify himself with the common man will be converted into a memorial. Also, in memory of the 16 persons killed for fighting against the Criminal Tribes Act of the British at Perungamanallur near Usilampatti in 1920, a memorial would be raised.”

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Channel 4 Videos on Srilanka's Killing Fields War Crimes Unpunished

Very disturbing videos...I am ashamed and feel helpless for my 'inam' people.



Even Tamil Nadu politicians or Indian politicians did not do anything for these people.
Nenjam padharugirathu and bujangall thudikirathu.

- tamilselvan.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Industies in and around Madurai - Who said Madurai does not have industries?

TVS Tyres (Srichakra tyres)
ZF Electronics TVS
TVS InterConnect Systems (TVS ICS)
Firestone TVS
Sundaram Brake Linings
Sundaram Fasteners ltd
Sundaram sewing needles
TVS Rubber
Madura Coats
TAFE Tractors
Fenner Ltd
PRP Granites
PRP Exports
small and medium scale industries in SIPCOT and SIDCO of Kappalur, K.Pudur,
Urangaanpatti and Nilakottai region
LPG Bottling Plant of SHV India - Parapathy, Madurai - Madurai to Tuticorin NH
IOC Bottling Unit
KERN Logistics
First Garment Manufacturing Company (India) Private limited
Daddatreya textiles
TVS Interconnect Systems Limited
MEPCO on Madurai-Tirumangalam stretch
Hi-Tech Arai Ltd
Seisakusho Co., Ltd
E.I.DuPont India Private Limited
Sri Chakra Tyres in Melur Road.
Pandyan Chemicals (KClO3 plant),
Ramco Thulukkapatti Cement Plant near Virudhunagar.
Kappalur SIDCO estate
2. Indo-tibetian Battalion
3. Falcon tyres
4. Texmaco Tractors
5. TAMIN Granite polishing Industry
6. CIPET Institution
manna foods manufacturing unit in t.v.nallur
fenner has 3 units kochadai, pallapatti, samayanallur
parrys biscuit factory in samayanallur
Fenner (India) Limited
Fenner - Kochadai, Nagari, Nilakottai - Madurai to Bangalore (via Dindigul, Salem) NH,

Madurai to TheniFenner Conveyor Belting Pvt Ltd NH
Fenner Conveyor Belting Pvt Ltd Madurai - Dindigul Road, Nagari
Pioneer Miyagi Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. (gelatin)
Hitech Arai Ltd. (auto components)
Tamil Nadu Industrial Guidance & Export Promotion Bureau
TVS Rubber Kochadai
Southern Roadways TVS
GHCL Limited Paravai Samayanallur
T.Stanes in Arupukottai road, Avaniyapuram
the adjacent campus belong to MRF Tyres treading
* PHILIPS Electronics accessories in Avaniyapuram Byepass road
* Asian Paints in Avaniyapuram Byepass road
Vaigai Industries
Surin - Pallapatti - Madurai to Dindigul NH
The Chandru Rubber factory
TAMIN _ Ambalakaaranpatti cotton mill campus
SPML Infra Limited
JnNURM Vellakkal Solid Waste Management Fertilizer plant - Vellakkal - Madurai to Tuticorin NH
Madurai Grains CPS Milling Cluster - Milagaranai - Madurai to Alanganallur road
Aruna Alloy Steels
TATA Coffee - Theni - SH101
Penguin Apparels - Kappalur - Madurai to Kanyakumari (via Tirunelveli) NH
Penguin Apparels
Metal PowderCompany Limited (MEPCO)
Patil Rail Infrastructure Pvt Ltd - Tirumangalam - Madurai to Kanyakumari (via Tirunelveli) NH
Spices park - Sivaganga - Madurai to Thondi (via Sivaganga) NH
Sakthi sugar and Power - Sivaganga - Madurai to Thondi (via Sivaganga) NH
Padamathur in Sivaganga District, Tamilnadu
Moser Baer Clean Energy Limited (MBCEL) - Sivaganga - Madurai to Thondi (via Sivaganga)

Ramasamy Raja Nagar Plant, Virudhu Nagar, Tamil Nadu (1.5 MTPA)
Madras Cements - Virudhunagar - Madurai to Kanyakumari (via Tirunelveli) NH
716. Hitech Arai Ltd. automotive components Madurai
717. Pioneer Zellice Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. gelatin manufacturing Madurai
718. Erbis Engineering Co., Ltd. sales & service formedical &
other professional equipment Madurai
Pharmafabricon unit - Uranganpatti - SH 33
Sree ayyanar textile mills - Mallankinaru - Madurai to Tuticorin NH
Arasan Aluminium Industries - Sivakasi - SH 42 THE ARASAN ALUMINIUM INDUSTRIES (P) LTD.
VTM Limited - Virudhunagar - Madurai to Kanyakumari (via Tirunelveli) NH
Rajapalayam Mills ltd - Rajapalayam - Madurai to Quilon NH
Ramalinga Roller Flour Mills - Aruppukottai - Madurai to Tuticorin NH
Ramalinga Cotton Mill - Tamilpadi - Madurai to Tuticorin NH
Jayavilas Group
Dunite Rocks Private Limited
Aavin - Sathamangalam - Madurai to Sivagangai NH
Vaighai agro products ltd - Nagari - Madurai to Bangalore (via Dindigul) NH
Vaighai Agro Products Limited
Inland Container Depot, Koodal nagar (MADURAI) – CONCOR - Container Corporation of India Ltd.
   K. Pudur', Madurai 625 007
   Kappalur, Madurai 625 008
   Uranganpatti Village, Madurai North Tk
1. The National Co-op.Sugar Mills Ltd. B, Mettupatti PO ,Alanganallur .
producing Sugar and more than 500 people are getting employed here.
2. Kothari Pytochemicals International, Nagari producing Calcium Sennoside,
Chlorpropamide,Tolbutamide & Brucine employing nearly 200 people.
3. Madurai Sugars Pandiarajapuram producing Sugar employing more than 400 people.
4. The Metal Powder Co. Ltd. Maravankulam producing Non ferrous metal powder employing
more than 800 people.
5. Madurai Dt. Co-op. Milk Producers Union Ltd. Madurai producing Milk & its products
employing more than 400 people (Not sure whether it's AAVIN..Somebody can throw light on
6. RK Granites, Sholavandhan
7. Paper Machine products Cluster
8. Madurai Pharmaceuticals Cluster
9. Madurai Electroplating Park - Karisalkulam.
10. Nilakottai Food Park (Dont know it was established..I could see its proposals way back in 2005-06 and could follow improvements in  works also)
Maagrita exports - Nilakottai - Madurai to Bangalore (via Dindigul) NH
Kothari Phytochemicals - Nagari - Madurai to Bangalore (via Dindigul) NH
PEPSICO India holdings Pvt.Ltd and their Bottling plant in Madurai - Samayanallur
Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages (HCCB) Pvt. Ltd Coke Bottling Plant in Madurai – Vilangudi
Sampur coal power project to proceed under Indian pressure
Tata Water-Plus Unit in Madurai - NourishCo Hopes for 700 Crore Business
Kasim Textile Mills - Puliyangulam - Madurai to Rameswaram NH
TAMIN Graphite benefication plant - Sivaganga - Melur to Sivaganga SH
Suguna Poultry - Pannikundu - Tirumangalam to Usilampatti SH
Auro Mira Bio Energy Madurai - T. Kallupatti - Madurai to Quilon NH
Srinivasa Marine Chemicals - Tirumangalam - Madurai to Kanyakumari NH
East Coast Seaweed Inc.
Mangayarkarasi mills - Puliyangulam - Madurai to Rameswaram NH
Emtici engineering ltd - T. Kunnathur - Madurai to Quilon NH
SIPCOT - Manamadurai - Manamadurai to Sivaganga SH
Quantum Drugs & chemicals
Paramount textile mills - Thirali - near Tirumangalam
Chella Software
Greatshine Holdings - Solar Farms

Mostly sourced from madurai enthusiasts and activists.

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Various categories of industries in Madurai

Madurai is a place which shows a versatility in industries but the thing is it will be well organized way of establishment for eg. Granite cutting and polishing industrial units in Melur and Sivagangai road alone. Textile mills near Tirumangalam, Kappalur, Kallupatti and Kariyaapatti areas alone etc. So, there are many textile industries in and around Madurai of which we captured some alone which may be samples of all those kinda industries.

Not forgetting BPOs/Call Centers - Voice and Non-Voice, IT/Software, Hardware and ITeS companies in and around Madurai.

* Agro-based
* Textiles
* Auto-mobiles
* Granite Industries
* Rubber Industries
* Chemical Industries
* Healthcare products industries
* Steel/Alloy Industries
* IT/BPO Industry - Though no IT biggies except 2 units from Honeywell, We have many small scale IT companies and well-established BPO base.

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Who said Madurai is not industrialized? No Industries in madurai? No Never

Madurai, which is known to the world as a Temple City has a real strong industrial background. The TVS group's growth which looks really massive started from their establishment in Madurai dates back to the year 1911. They have their units of TVS Tyres (Srichakra tyres), ZF Electronics TVS, TVS InterConnect Systems (TVS ICS), Firestone TVS, Sundaram Brake Linings, Sundaram Fasteners ltd, Sundaram sewing needles, Sundaram textiles, TVS Rubber. And none could forget the Madura Coats which was involved in Coat and fabric production and their world known brands Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Peter England, Allen Solly, Byford and San frisco. Now, they do produce only sewing threads here. TAFE Tractors have their plant here near Vadipatti. Fenner ltd that has been acquired by JK Tyres has 3 of their plants in Madurai and surrounding areas for manufacturing Industrial belts. PRP Granites and exports is a real big industry in Madurai. One could find numerous small and medium scale industries in SIPCOT and SIDCO of Kappalur, K.Pudur, Urangaanpatti and Nilakottai region. And we come across many industrial news then and
there which shows that the investors are interested to invest in Madurai.

We will write more about it - sourced information from other madurai activists and enthusiasts.

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Why to invest in Madurai?

Why Madurai?

Madurai is located in South Central part of Tamil Nadu that has good connectivity by Road, Rail and Air.

Roads :

* 4 laned Madurai to Chennai (The Capital city of Tamil Nadu, a hub) National Highway (NH 32) via Tiruchi (Another emerging Tier II of Tamil Nadu).

* 4 laned Madurai to Bangalore (The IT Capital of India) National Highway (NH 44) via Dindigul, Karur and Salem (Important industrial Tier II of Tamil Nadu).

* 4 laned Madurai to Kanyakumari (The Southern tip of India) National Highway (NH 44) via Virudhunagar and Tirunelveli (Another emerging Tier II of Tamill Nadu also called as 'Oxford of South India').

* 4 laned Madurai to Tuticorin (A major port and an emerging Power hub of Tamil Nadu) National Highway (NH 38).

* Madurai to Kochi (Major port in the Indian state of Kerala) National Highway (NH 85) via Theni. (Four laning process is going on)

* Madurai to Rameswaram via Manamadurai, Paramakudi and Ramanathapuram National Highway (NH 87).

* Madurai to Thondi National Highway (NH 85) via Sivagangai.

* Madurai to Quilon via Tirumangalam, T. Kallupatti and Rajapalayam(A cotton town), Shencottah (gateway to Kerala) National Highway (NH 744)

Railway :

Madurai has good connectivity as far as railway is concerned. It has Broad Gauge railway connectivity to almost all the corners of India via important towns and cities.

Air :

Madurai has a nice airport with its new integrated terminal building and runway length 7500 ft enabling landing of A320s and 747s and runway expansion for length 12500 ft for landing Jumbo aircrafts is in the cards.

This is used for exporting goods such as Granite, fruits, Jasmine and other flowers, textiles, auto parts, etc.

Sea :

As said early, Madurai has a Major port Tuticorin in the vicinity less than 135 kms connected by a nice 4 laned National Highway and also railway line via Vanchi Maniyachi. Apart from that it has nice connectivity to an emerging port Karaikal by railway and also by road and an emerging port Nagappattinam. Also it is connected to ancient ports such as Thondi via Sivagangai by road also. It has connectivity to Major port of Kerala city Kochi via Theni by road also.

Madurai - A nice region to invest and rely upon :

Madurai has a organized pattern of Industrial growth also it has oppurtunity for becoming a hub with scope for all kinds of industries be it Automobile, Chemical, Agro based, Textile, Logistics, Information Technology, Energy and what not? (You can include everything).

Apart from all these, there are numerous huge benefits amongst which some are soft loans and tax benefits that is a Special reason to invest in Madurai and South Tamil Nadu whose details are here in the presentation in this given link :



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