‘GST Road, OMR – fastest growing residential sectors’


What do you think sells best in the city?

Apartments are the most popular property type in Chennai. The main reason behind this is that owners find apartments easier to maintain due to the support of the association. In addition, apartments give a feeling of security to its inhabitants.

What is the current scenario of re-development in Chennai?

Chennai is gradually moving towards re-development. The corporation is extending its limits around Chennai and is planning to give facilities in these extended limits.

Which locations are being redeveloped in Chennai?

Localities such as East Coast Road (ECR), Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), Grand Southern Trunk (GST) Road, Oragadam and Sriperumbudur are a few localities which are witnessing rapid redevelopment.

Which are the future growth corridors of the city and what factors affect their growth?

GST Road and OMR are the fastest growing residential sectors in Chennai. There has been rapid development of IT/ITeS industry in the areas around GST, OMR and ECR. This has facilitated growth of the residential sector in these areas. Oragadam and Sriperumpudur are the major industrial zones of the city. Since there is substantial industrial growth in Chennai, residential development is also taking place in these locations.

Can you define affordability and luxury in Chennai?

Affordability and luxury vary as per the location in the city. For instance, in prime locations of South and Central Chennai, lower end properties are available within Rs 15,000-20,000 per sq ft. Luxury depends on the facilities offered in the projects. It usually starts at Rs 20,000 per sq ft.

Similarly, in developing locations like OMR, GST Road, areas near Maraimalar Nagar, Chengalpattu, Sriperumpudur and Oragadam, lower end properties are available in values ranging between Rs 2,800 to Rs 4,800 per sq ft and luxury apartments start at Rs 6,000 per sq ft and go up to Rs 10, 000 per sq ft.

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