According to Indiaproperty, connectivity continues to remain one of the biggest concerns for north Chennai residents with thousands of commuters struggling every day
The major localities in North Chennai are Tondiarpet, Tiruvottiyur, Ennore, Vyasarpadi, Perumbur, Kolathur, Korattur, Madhavaram, Manali, Washermanpet, Selaivayal, Ponniammanmedu, Puzhal, Aminjikkarai, Villivakkam, Ayanavaram
North Chennai is primarily an industrial area and is governed by business and trader community, locomotive workshops, government offices and port related activities. Chennai Port and Ennore Port are located in this region. Contrary to South Chennai which currently boasts of over 75% of Chennai’s office space stock, North Chennai houses none. Restricted employment opportunities have resulted in sluggish real estate growth in this region.
Currently Chennai has 4 suburban rail networks. The North Line connects the Northern parts of Chennai namely Tondiarpet, Ennore, Gummidipoondi with Central Chennai. The West line from Chennai Central to Tiruvallur is the oldest rail network in Chennai around which the city thrived and development started. It also divides the Northern part of the city from Central and Western areas. One of the major arterial roads the Chennai – Kolkata Highway (NH5) starts at the Basin Bridge and connects Chennai port with North Chennai. Besides this road connectivity in North Chennai still remains a question with thousands of commuters struggling every day. The long due underpass in Villivakkam was inaugurated in June 2012 and has improved the traffic conditions to an extent.
The Perambur flyover and Perambur Locoworks road over bridge are two of the major projects to be implemented in North Chennai in recent years. They are expected to ease traffic congestion in the area.
The Chennai Bypass Road is in close proximity to the western end of North Chennai and thereby gives better connectivity to the micro markets – Korattur, Madhavaram.