Golden Rock, Tiruchirappalli

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Golden Rock

Ponmalai in Tiruchirappalli
Ponmalai in Tiruchirappalli
Golden Rock is located in Tamil Nadu
Golden Rock
Golden Rock
Location within Tamil Nadu
Coordinates: 10°47′08″N 78°43′24″E / 10.78556°N 78.72333°E / 10.78556; 78.72333Coordinates: 10°47′08″N 78°43′24″E / 10.78556°N 78.72333°E / 10.78556; 78.72333
Country India
Region Chola Nadu
State Tamil Nadu
District Tiruchirappalli district
Municipal Corporation Tiruchirappalli City Municipal Corporation
 • Type Councillor
 • Mayor A. Jaya (AIADMK)
 • Deputy Mayor M. Ashik Meera
 • Corporation Commissioner V. P. Thandapani, IAS
 • District collector Jayashree Muralidharan, IAS
 • Total 56.75 km2 (21.91 sq mi)
 • Official Tamil
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
620 004
Telephone code 0431
Vehicle registration TN-81

Golden Rock (Tamil: பொன்மலை, Ponmalai) is one of the four zones of Trichy city corporation.Railway colony and railway workshop is nearrby[1]


The majority of the area is occupied by Golden Rock Railway Workshop and its residential colonies for its employees.


A 1955 Map of Tiruchirappalli showing the position of Golden Rock

Its neighborhoods are Kalkandar Kottai, Keezhakkurichy, Nathamaadipatti, Ponmalaipatti, Kottapattu, Subramaniyapuram, Sangiliandapuram, Senthaneerpuram, Ambikapuram, Thangeswari Nagar, Ex-servicemen colony. Most of the civilians of golden rock are S.Rly employees. It is very famous for its shandy (market) held every Sunday, which was established during british regime in 1926.[2][3][4]


It has Railway Mixed Higher Secondary School, Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School, St. Joseph Girls Higher Secondary School, Holy cross Higher Secondary School, St. Joseph English Medium School, St. Agnes Middle School, Infant Jesus English Medium School, St. Mary's Matriculation School,. Some of the prominent institutes of higher education nearby are Seshasayee Institute of Technology and Jamal Mohamed College.


Nearest Railway Stations are Golden Rock (GOC), Manjatidal (MCJ) and Tiruchirappalli Junction (TPJ).


It has one of the city's oldest hospital belonging to Indian Railways, Divisional Railway Hospital.


  1. ^ "Town Planning Department". Tiruchirappalli City Municipal Corporation. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  2. ^ Syed Muthahar Saqaf; M. Balaganessin (14 February 2010). "Well-patronised shandy short of facilities". The Hindu. Tiruchi. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  3. ^ R Gokul (19 February 2013). "Golden Rock Sunday market needs a facelift". The Times of India. Madurai. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  4. ^ Deepika Muralidharan (6 January 2014). "Tiruchi's Golden Rock shandy still holds its charm". The Hindu. Tiruchi. Retrieved 17 February 2014.

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