Chennai has successfully walked towards a cosmo outlook in the past few years. Today it is much easier to survive in the city without having the knowledge of Tamil. This has resulted in much more residential movement in the city. Commercially, of all the metros in India, Chennai possesses distinct advantages that the other cities do not. Good supply of talented workforce and increasing movement of IT- ITeS industry to the city have been recent reasons of growth.
Besides, there is a good supply of real estate in Chennai as compared to the already saturated Mumbai and Delhi. Historically, it has always been a commercial hub as the port city of the South. Thus there is a lot more expectations from the city than has been seen in the recent years. Manufacturing Companies have focused their interest in and around Chennai. Residential housing has been the focus of developers with a plethora of projects from 5 lakh – 1 crore category. There is more to it than on the surface
The growth of the IT industry in the city is led by the abundance of good talent in the city. Besides a lot of people from across India are comfortable settling in the city. This is the key reasn for companies like Nokia and Dell to setup their campuses in Sriperumbudur in Chennai.
There has been a paradigm shift in the outlook of the state towards building up the infra in Tamil Nadu, Chennai leading the pack. The port in Chennai gives the city an exceptional advantage and has resulted in some key industry development in this city. Automobiles, Chemical, Manufacturing industries have mushroomed in and around the city. Owing to billions of dollars of real estate investment in the city, the city has emerged as a good investment destination. So, which areas make for a good investment. Primary properties are coming up in OMR, ECR and Thillavur and thus are the recommended places for investments.
The Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) is attracting a lot of real estate activity. The area has resurged as the IT Centre of the city. On the anvil are mega residential townships backed by foreign equity players for some of the projects. An upcoming area, there has been realty development to cater to the increasing need of school, markets etc. However, prices may be peaking in the area as prices have doubled since December 2006. These places have a good water and are unpolluted to be and therefore give the advantage of peaceful living in an urban metro city.
East Coast Road, with its scenic beauty has dawned a new avatar as one of the most lucrative residential destination in the city. There are a lot of residential projects coming up in that part of the city. Government has taken definitive steps towards reducing the transportation in that area. Thiruvallur, a sub urban risk zone area has also seen recent activity. Some other upcoming areas include Kancheepuram, Padapai, GST Road, Tindivinam.
In the more established places in the city with good infrastructure include places like T. Nagar, Mylapore, Abhiramapuram, Adayar as these places have good proximity to schools, hospitals and industrial areas.
Chennai can finally look upto a more organized retail industry. The retail scenario has been a on the up. Malls are mushrooming in areas like N.M. Road, Vadapalani,P.H.Road,Anna Salai, C-IN-C Road, OMR, Velacheri and N.H.Road
Ther have been efforts to improve the infrastructure in Chennai. Some problems that plague the city include the cleanliness, transportation, potable water which if solved will make Chennai a more happening destination.
Besides all the above, Chennai is emerging as a tourist destination with a lot of tourist spots in and around the city. Not only for the traveler, due to the much more increased business activity in the city, there are hotels coming up for the business traveler. So there are budget hotels for the domestic traveler, and in the higher category of 5 star hotels for the executives traveling for the multinational establishments in the city.
So to summarize it all the city is an attractive destination. It has a good future with its emergence as a hot IT – IteS destination’ and the other industries. The port is a catalyst in making sure that the boom never dies. The retail industry with the more cosmo outlook will only look up in the next 5-10 years. Real Estate is comparatively cheaper and there is sufficient supply. Go ahead and make a judicious investment.