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Kasimanagar, காசிமாநகர்
Kasimedu is located in Chennai
Kasimedu is located in Tamil Nadu
Kasimedu is located in India
Coordinates: 13°07′30.0″N 80°17′44.0″E / 13.125000°N 80.295556°E / 13.125000; 80.295556Coordinates: 13°07′30.0″N 80°17′44.0″E / 13.125000°N 80.295556°E / 13.125000; 80.295556
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Country India
StateTamil Nadu
TalukTondiarpet taluk
Zone & Ward5 & 50
8 m (26 ft)
 • Total1,113
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code044
Vehicle registrationTN-03
Civic agencyGreater Chennai Corporation
Planning agencyCMDA
LSChennai North (Lok Sabha constituency)
VSRoyapuram (state assembly constituency)
MPDr. Kalanidhi Veeraswamy
MLAD. Jayakumar

Kasimedu or Kasimanagar is a fishing harbour, located in Chennai district, Tamil Nadu, India. A modern retail fish market and a new lower wharf 140 m long have been added to the Kasimedu fishing harbour.[1] The retail fish market was opened by Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K. Palaniswami.[2] To avoid over crowding, due to COVID-19 pandemic, a new system of regulating entry into the harbour and sale timings are changed, for wholesalers and mid-sized retailers, as from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. daily. Several batches of 150 traders in each batch, are allowed, according to the new system.[3] A mini jetty in the fishing harbour is being built by the fisheries department, to decongest the existing anchorage area so as to accommodate a good number of vessels, which go for deep sea fishing.[4]

There is a famous Zoroastrian Place of Worship, viz., Jal Phiroj Clubwala Dar-e-meher (Royapuram fire temple, Chennai), which is situated 3 km away from Kasimedu in Royapuram. This is a Parsi Fire Temple, located in Royapuram, Chennai. It was consecrated in the year 1910, nearly 111 years ago. This Fire Temple is one among the 150 such kind of Fire Temples in India and out of 177 odd Fire Temples worldwide. It was donated to the erstwhile Madras (now renamed Chennai) Parsi Zarthosti Anjuman by philanthropist Phiroj Clubwala in memory of his young son Jal Phiroj Clubwala. It is the only Zoroastrian Fire Temple for the community for the zone of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry. It was Hormusji Nowroji, the architect who designed the temple.[5]


Kasimedu is situated in the district of Chennai, at an altitude of 8 m (26 ft) above mean sea level and at the coordinates of 13°07'30.0"N 80°17'44.0"E of Earth. It is located in Royapuram Zone (number 5) and ward number 50 (old number 17), of Chennai Corporation.[6]


Royapuram, George Town, Chennai, Tiruvottiyur, Washermanpet, Tondiarpet, Korukkupet, Ernavoor, Ennore, Chennai, Pudhuvannarapettai are some of the neighborhoods of Kasimedu.


As of Census of India 2011, the total population of Kasimedu (Kasimanagar) is 1,113.


Kasimedu lies near fishing harbour area of Royapuram of Chennai and is well connected to all places of Chennai and other parts of the state of Tamil Nadu and other states by Road transport services and Railway transport Services. Chennai–Ennore Highway is one of the important district highways that pass through Kasimedu. Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) operates Buses to Kasimedu from all places of Chennai.

Nearby connected railway stations to Kasimedu are : V. O. C. Nagar railway station, Tondiarpet railway station, Korukkupet railway station, Washermanpet railway station, Basin Bridge railway station which is a junction station, Royapuram railway station, Washermanpet metro station that are suburban train stations and Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M. G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station which is an interstate railway station.


Kasimedu is served by the medical facilities from Chennai Primary Health Centre, Greater Chennai Corporation (4 km from Kasimedu), Shakuntala Devi Maternity Hospital, Tondiarpet (1.7 km), C. S. I. Rainy Multi Speciality Hospital (2.4 km), Government Peripheral Hospital (2 km), Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (7.6 km), Tamil Nadu Government Multi Super Speciality Hospital (8.8 km) and Apollo Hospitals, Tondiarpet (2.2 km).


Nearby schools[edit]

Chennai Higher Secondary School, Chennai Corporation Middle School, St. Anne's Girls Higher Secondary School, Royapuram, Dhanalakshmi Higher Secondary School, Royapuram and K. C. Sankaralinga Nadar Higher Secondary School are some of the schools near to Kasimedu.

Nearby colleges[edit]

Due to the proximity of sea, seashore and fishing harbour, colleges related to deep sea fishing training, and other related colleges are there in and around Kasimedu. Some of the important colleges are Central Institute of Fisheries National & Engineering Training (CIFNET), a Centre for Deep Sea Fishing Training, Royapuram; Southern Academy of Maritime Studies (SAMS group of Institutions), Royapuram; Sir Theagaraya College, Old Wahermanpet; M. N. College of Optometry, Tondiarpet; Government Arts & Science College, Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar; Government Polytechnic College, Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar; Government Stanley Medical College Hospital, George Town, Chennai and K. C. S. Nadar College of Arts & Science.

Nearby attractions[edit]

Some of the Hindu temples near Kasimedu are: Shri Prasanna Veera Raghava Perumal Temple, Royapuram, Shri Sengazhuneer Amman Temple, Kasimedu, Shri Thirowpathi Amman Temple, Kasimedu, Shri Veera Anjaneyar Temple, Royapuram, Shri Varasiddhi Vinayagar Temple, Royapuram, Shri Siva Subramania Swamy Temple, Royapuram, Shri Pachiamman Mannadeeshwarar Temple, Royapuram and Shri Badra Kaliamman Temple, Royapuram.[7]

Some of the nearby Churches include: St. Therasa's Church, Kasimedu, and CSI World Redeemer Church, Royapuram (Established year 1843);

Some of the nearby Masjids are: Puthumanai Jamia Masjid, Zehra Masjid, Kalmandapam Shafia Masjid and Royapuram Jamia Masjid.

Nearby parks[edit]

(Chennai Corporation) Sir Theyagaraya Park and (Chennai Corporation) Royapuram Bridge Park are some of the important parks near Kasimedu.

Nearby museum[edit]

One museum viz., Ramanujan Museum cum Math training center, in memory of Maths Scientist Dr. Ramanujan, is situated near Kasimedu, Royapuram.

Nearby libraries[edit]

Libraries play important roles in Kasimedu and some of the libraries in Kasimedu are Chennai District Library Authority, Branch Library, Chennai, 600021 and Chinthanai Sirpi Singaravelar Suyamariyathai Sudaroli Jeevarathinam Manimandapam Branch Library, Royapuram.

Political notability[edit]

Kasimedu comes under Royapuram (state assembly constituency) – MLA – D. Jayakumar.[8] Whereas Kasimedu is included in Chennai North (Lok Sabha constituency) – MP – Dr. Kalanidhi Veeraswamy.[9]




  1. "Kasimedu harbour gets new wharf, fish market". The Times of India. 2020-09-22. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  2. "CM opens retail fish market at Kasimedu". The Hindu. 2020-09-19. Retrieved 2020-11-08.
  3. "Kasimedu fishing harbour timings changed to avoid over crowding". The Hindu. 2020-07-21. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  4. "Mini jetty being built in Royapuram fishing harbour". The Times of India. 2019-04-25. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  5. "Chennai's Parsi community looks back on its ties with the metropolis". The Hindu. 2019-05-09. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  6. "Local Bodies, Chennai District". Greater Chennai Corporation. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  7. "Arulmigu Badra Kaliamman Temple, Royapuram, Chennai - 600013, Chennai District [TM000263]". HR & CE Department, Government of TamilNadu. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  8. "Royapuram Vidhan Sabha Election - Royapuram Assembly Election Results, Polling Stations, Voters, Candidates". Datanet India Pvt. Ltd. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  9. "Elections in India - A Comparative Analysis of Parliamentary (Lok Sabha) & State Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Election". Datanet India Pvt. Ltd. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2020-10-30.

External Links[edit]

Chennai Corporation website

Category:Neighbourhoods in Chennai Category:Suburbs of Chennai Category:Cities and towns in Chennai district

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