MADURAI - December 8 to 10 - 2017

Venue: V.S Chellam Saraswati Maaligai

MADURAI the third largest city in Tamil Nadu is one of the few rubber growing areas in South India. Gloves, sporting goods, mats, other utility products and automobile rubber components are the most produced items by these industries. TVS Srichakra (tyre manufacturing), Sundaram Industries (Rubber Division, Coach division), Fenner India, Hi-Tech Arai Ltd and Lanxess India are some of the rubber-based industries in the city. The city is home to one of the top motorcycle manufacturers in India, the TVS Group. There are numerous textile, granite and chemical industries operating in Madurai. Madurai is promoted as a second-tier city for IT and some software companies like Honeywell Technology Solutions have opened their offices in Madurai. The state government proposed two IT-based Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in Madurai, and these have been fully occupied by various IT companies.

The National Highways NH 7, NH 45B, NH 208 and NH 49 pass through Madurai. Madurai Junction is an important railway junction in southern Tamil Nadu and constitutes a separate division of the Southern Railway. Madurai Airport, which is a custom airport offers domestic flight services to major cities in India and international services to Colombo, Sri Lanka and Dubai,UAE. The carriers operating from the airport are Air India, Jet Airways and SpiceJet. The airport handled 5.2 lakhs passengers between April 2011 and March 2012.