List of best websites for your every need in and around Tambaram

It is not every day that you move cities or towns and it is not every day that you look for information pertaining the city or locality. Contradictorily, you get an offer to move to Chennai and to Tambaram in particular and you do not know what to expect out of the locality.  Now, take a deep breath, chill and relax yourself. There is nothing to worry about. Here is an exhaustive list of websites that give you information for everything around Tambaram, sitting comfortably on your couch.

Everything Tambaram

A comprehensive listing of everything in Tambaram is provided by Tambaram Online . A list of government offices with phone numbers, educational institutions, computer stores, restaurants with vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, addresses and phone numbers of property builders, call taxi numbers and news about Tambaram are all in this. It’s a one stop page for anything Tambaram.

Rail Information

Indian Railways has a beautiful website which gives you information about trains connecting every station in India.

Indian Rail Info  gives you complete information of trains plying between, from and out of Tambaram, if you plan to take the train.

There are other best options like Southern Railways website which in turn directs you to Indian Rail;

Metro and ProKerala that give you additional information.

Buses- Timings and availability.

Metro is a place where you can find the buses to and from Tambaram by Metropolitan Transport Corporation.

Bus Route Information System for Chennai City BRISC  provides similar information as well.

Red Bus offers online ticket bookings from Tambaram to any place within and outside the State by bus. You can use your mobile phone to book as well.

Places to Visit

Trip Advisor advises you on important places to visit in Tambaram.Here, it provides reviews about Skandasramam , a religious shrine.

Holiday IQ has a few places of mention in its website

OK Tata Bye Bye has decent listings, though not as comprehensive as others and Just Dial provides you with an equal measure of its share.

Blog on Tambaram

Want some more? Here is a blog “All About Tambaram“,which details every move of residents, happenings and the attractions in and around Tambaram. It is handy, first hand and is a reliable source of information for all newcomers and existing residents of Tambaram.

Movie Listings and Theatres

If you are a movie buff, here is Just Dial which gives you information about the movies currently showing in theaters in Tambaram.  Plus, each theater has a website as well.

A-Z websites

Just Dial , Sulekha and AskLaila are some of the sites just for anyone who needs to know about A-Z ofanything.Search for Tambaram and you are assured of getting your help in any way, right away.

Educational Institutions

Educational institutions are listed by Eduraft , Think Vidya which has now become Urbanpro , Vidya Balaji and others. They offer a list of classes for kids, ranging from extra curriculars like sports, music to academic enrichment as well.

Movers and Packers

Movers and Packers in Tambaram are listed in Just Dial , Yellow Pages of Sulekha , and other A-Z of Tambaram.

Government Services

Fair Price shops and ration shops information is detailed in government initiative WebPage. Passport details can be had from travel agents in Tambaram or from Our Passport Kendra.

Post office in Tambaram and Yellow Pages give  Tambaram Post Office information

If you are a government employee and want to know about your Employees Provident Fund status and want to file any grievance, claim some amount, EPFO website caters to the needs of 12 lakhs employees living around the Tambaram belt.

Property Builders and Listings

Property developers Ruby Builders are based in Tambaram and have developed quite a number of economical and luxury homes. 99 acres, Magic Bricks, Common Floor, OLX, Makaan are some of the property portals available to scour for a good home in Tambaram.


Hindu Mission Hospital is one of the best and oldest hospitals in Tambaram.There are Deepam Hospital, Christudas Hospital and Kasthuri Hospital which are quite well known and efficient in treating any kind of emergencies.

With the above list, it would be easy to navigate through any city or locality without any complaint. The above is but an exhaustive list meeting the day-to-day- requirements of any new resident to an area. Once you become a little familiar to the area, you would be forced to add in a few more that matches your needs.




Recent news have been flooded with reports of residential fires that have taken place in hi-tech residential buildings that were located in the most posh and upmarket areas of a key metropolitan city in India. The common factor among all those incidents was a gross negligence of fire safety standards and procedures.

Even today, after many such disasters it is common to see prospective customers enquiring with builders and real estate brokers about exterior amenities such as swimming pool and gymnasium facilities, with scant or no regard for probing about the fire safety system in the premises. A fire and the related safety measures are usually considered as a secondary feature, something that always happens somewhere else to someone else.

However, it is wise to remember that families in residential apartment buildings live close together, so if there’s a fire at a neighbour’s house, it does affect your home and your safety too. A small incident somewhere else has the potential to rapidly spread fire, heat and smoke throughout the entire building in a matter of a few minutes, thereby affecting the safety of all occupants. Many victims of fires die from smoke or toxic gases, not only from burns.

Beware- Be Aware
Fire safety is essentially a set of procedures of practices that lay down certain guidelines for reduction of destruction caused by fire. It encompasses measures that prevent the start of a fire as well as measures for limiting the fire after it has started.
Builders and architects nowadays plan for fire safety measures during the construction phases itself. Following this, there will be a printed set of guidelines that instructs the occupants of the building on fire safety drills.


Let us take a look at some fire safety tips that can reduce your risk and ensure the safety of everyone else around you.
Cooking is the primary cause of home fires and incidentally most fires in the home begin from there, so remember when you’re in the kitchen –

  • If you’ve kept something on the stove ensure that you never leave it unattended. As a thumb rule, never leave cooking unsupervised.
  • It is wise to place fire extinguishers in the kitchen and in the utility areas of your home. Besides, you should also learn how to use them.
  • Avoid wearing clothes with combustible fabrics and very tight fitting sleeves when cooking. Loose-fitting clothing with long, fluttering and sinuous designs especially the sleeves are a hazard.
  • If there is a fire because of oil or grease, remember to immediately shut off the main gas supply and smother the flames with a fire extinguisher. If you don’t have one, use a thick rug or pour sand or earth immediately on the open flame. Do not use water.
  • In case it is a small kitchen fire, you can cover the burning pan with a lid. Alternately, pour table salt or baking soda for smothering out the flame. Generally, it is better to keep the stove surface area free of remnant kitchen mess and built-up grease.
  • Keep dish towels, wooden spoons and plastic ladles away from the direct cooking area and stovetop.
  • If the pan has caught fire, don’t try to run out with it. Remember this has a greater potential of spreading the fire even further.

General Safety tips around the house
In case of a smoker in the house, do remember to extinguish the burning cigarette stick properly. Smoking is the leading cause of fire-related deaths.
Practise a fire safety drill with the entire family. Chalk out the exits of the house and make sure that every family member knows at least two ways out of each room. Practice the “Stop, Drop and Roll” technique with them.
There should be one person from the family who is responsible for infants and small children in case of emergencies. Warn children in advance about the dangers of inhaling smoke. Instruct them to “get low and go” in case of smoke in the house.
In case of fire in the building, use the stairs to get out. Avoid using the elevator. In the event you are stuck inside, ensure that you cover possible areas from where smoke might come in. It helps to know the building’s fire escape exits and commit them to memory.


Tambaram- The epicentre for real estate activity

Elevated as one of the top ten preferred locations to buy a home in Chennai, Tambaram has many well established industrial enterprises and effective road connectivity. Positioned on the GST Road (Grand Southern Trunk) Tambaram serves as a midway to the IT and SEZ corridors. The GST road is regarded as one of the busiest National Highways connecting Chennai to Trichy besides linking the Chennai International Airport with Tambaram.

The buzz in Tambaram
Home to one of the busiest railway terminals of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network, Tambaram is perennially buzzing with activity. Sub-divided into West Tambaram and East Tambaram, the Chennai Suburban Railway station serves as a divider between both.

The recent news has been abuzz with reports of direct trains that will connect Tambaram with Arakkonam. Benefiting thousands of working populace and other commuters who require to wait at Beach station for a connecting train on the Arakkonam route this will prove to be a big relief.

As of now this route faces a huge influx of passengers that travel daily to Saidapet, Guindy and Tambaram either to their office or for their education. It is estimated that on an average over 10 lakh people per day switch over from the southern line to the western line. With the introduction of this new line, Southern Railway will set up direct trains that operate between Tambaram and Arakkonam via the Beach railway station.

Road connectivity gets an upgrade
There are reports that the plan for six laning of Tambaram-Tindivanam road is being finalised now by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). The body is in the process of finalising the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the six laning of this road. As such, Tambaram and Tindivanam are significant areas situated on the NH 45 sector and the augmentation of this road means good tidings for Tambaram and the residents in the adjoining areas.
Stretching at a distance of roughly 92 kms between Tambaram and Tindivanam, this road assumes great significance for traffic flowing south of the state capital.

Eco-Friendly booster shot
The Tambaram Municipal Corporation has been instrumental in developing a spruced up and efficient infrastructure model with unique projects. The underground sewage programme as well as TAMBARAM BINS- a solid waste management programme have been highly successful initiatives and have set an example for other municipalities to follow.

The BINS initiative is an eco-friendly programme by the municipality that is clean, green and in line with the cleanliness campaign initiated by the Government of India. These BINS have substituted the regular open top waste bins and are segregated colour-wise. Three such steel closed top BINS, each with a capacity to hold nearly 600 kgs, in white, green and red colour were set up in five locations along the Mudichur Road in Tambaram. Similar to the waste bins seen abroad, the colours denote degradable, non degradable and bio-medical waste and come at a cost of about Rs 4.50 lakh.

The project has been extremely successful in managing the waste and garbage that was typically strewn everywhere; in fact it has invited active participation from the residents who now segregate their own waste responsibly in the bins. The response to the project has been phenomenal and tenders for installation of similar structures in 10 other wards have been called for.

Tambaram Today
Tambaram enjoys all-round development in both the East and Western part of the suburb. There has been much development and one can find many renowned schools, colleges, hospitals and a well-equipped civic and social infrastructure here.

Restaurants, banks and shopping centres dot the area and there is a reassuring presence of police stations, fire stations and the Air Force Station of the Indian Air Force. What’s more, Tambaram enjoys close proximity to commercial industries and serves as a town panchayat for the smaller areas adjoining East and West Tambaram with suburbs such as Mudichur, Mannivakam, Padappai adjoining West Tambaram and Selaiyur, Camp Road Madambakkam neighbouring Tambaram East.

Once considered as the city’s limit, Tambaram today enjoys the status of the CBD is often cited as being the ‘Gateway of the beautiful Metropolitan city of Chennai’.


Environmental concerns that concern everybody

Environmental concerns that concern everybody

There are so many glaring environmental issues faced by India today, it’s probably hard to single out just one as being the most serious or life-threatening. Starting from the air we breathe, the ground we walk on, the water we drink or the food we consume; there’s really no telling the start and end point of pollution hazards.

There has been active progress and addressable by NGO’s and governing bodies in order to improve the environmental mess, in fact it is thought that India has made the speediest progress in the world in addressing this concern. However there still remains a lot to be done and environmental issues pose serious health risks for mankind and livestock in India.

Pollution of Water

Estimates suggest that the average annual per capita water availability in India has declined by almost 70% over the last decade or so. Irregular monsoons and inadequate recharging of groundwater tables have led to many a problem. There is heavy dependence on the groundwater source as nearly 80-90% of drinking water in villages and 50-60% of water supply for urban areas is derived from it.

The existing groundwater resources are being subjugated and there’s insufficient or complete absence of access to fresh water resources. Existing lakes, ponds, reservoirs and rivers are subject to discharge of untreated sewage thereby creating a bigger issue of polluting the surface and ground water.

Sewage treatment plants that are present are not always functioning properly or in dire need for maintenance. Sewage or domestic waste water is pumped back into fresh water bodies and the vicious circle is further aggravated. Effluents leach into soil, rendering it polluted.

Industrial, chemical and agricultural waste water are the largest water pollutants. As industries increase, the consumption of water will also increase proportionally whereas the challenge of dealing with waste water remains intact. Recent reports suggest that over a hundred cities dump untreated sewage into the Ganga (Ganges River). The Ganga being one such case in point, it is common to find that across India industrial and human waste that is directly released in the water (which may later be used for human consumption). Washing of vehicles, clothes and animals is a common sight around rivers and ponds. The ecosystem around a polluted water body gets equally disturbed as does mankind.

In the air

Cited as one of the leading causes for premature deaths in India, air pollution levels have gained alarming proportions in recent times. World over, the deaths caused due to air pollution have increased fourfold in the last ten years or so. India and China are the two countries that top the charts for this pollution. WHO has ranked outdoor air pollution as being the 5th reason for mortality in India, contributing to over 6, 27,000 deaths.

These are not small numbers by any measure and it comes at a time when India is already grappling with the pressures of a burgeoning population. Current reports suggest that while on one hand the automobile sector is seeing tremendous growth in the country and on- road automobiles have increased by almost seven-fold, there are massive emission problems and causes for increased global warming attributed to it.

While vehicles cause enough air pollution, one cannot ignore the factories and industries that emit poisonous gases in the air. Rural household’s dependence on burning of fuel wood and biomass further contributes to a harmful air pollutant mix.

Garbage and Solid Waste disposal

The population in India is already exploding and if the numbers are anything to go by, there’s plenty more to come. Naturally, there is a huge amount of pressure on natural resources and it is no secret that a large part of the country’s population continues to live in abject poverty. However, the massive population has created another issue, that of waste generation.

Landfills are overflowing and it is common to see mountain sized piles of filth. In fact, nearly 50, 00, 00 people reside near these landfills in prime metros of India. What’s more, the waste generation in India is set to increase five times by the year 2047. Soon, India will be the largest producer of garbage and most probably the biggest refuse heap in the world.


While it may seem like a sorry state of affairs on the whole, there are many green initiatives being undertaken by the government to tackle these issues in a unique and non-toxic way. Perhaps the need of the hour is a far more aggressive environment conservation unanimity from every citizen.


Chennai-The preferred city

Chennai – There’s something for everyone here

Home to people from different ethnicities and religions, Chennai is considered a melting pot of many cultures and one can find a plethora of temples, churches and mosques that bear a mark of Chennai’s rich heritage. Architecture belonging to the colonial times can be found in the port area as well as in other places in Chennai such as the St. Mary’s Church in Fort St. George or the Pachaiyappa’s Hall which is based on the Athenium Temple of Theseus. Mahabalipuram- a neighbouring town of Chennai has ancient temples and rock carvings dating back to the 7th century Pallava kingdom.

Where it stands today

Chennai has a booming tourism industry with an influx of visiting foreign tourists and holds the merit of being one of the most visited cities in India. In fact, Lonely planet has listed Chennai in the top 10 cities to travel to for the year 2015.

The honour bestowed on the city seems totally justified as there has been ground-breaking development in terms of infrastructure and governance. Today the city is taking bolder and bigger steps towards urbanisation and it is truly heartening to see that the skyline is a beautiful convergence of the old with the new and that there’s even-handed balance of modernization and history.

Chennai- The preferred city

Recently ranked 9th in the list of the world’s best cosmopolitan cities, Chennai’s prospects are primed to go a few notches higher. The government authorities are pulling out all the stops to make the growth story bigger and better than ever before. Infrastructure is being given a big boost by introducing progressive services such as the monorail project, added incentives for promotion of industrial growth and the ambitious construction of flyovers in strategic places.

The city is being recognized for its invaluable worth and has featured in the news of late on account of the overall excellence in the standard of living of its citizens. Based on the “Location Ranking Survey” conducted by ECA International, Chennai was rated as having the highest quality of life among other cities in India. It pips ahead of the other three metros and Bangalore. What’s more, Chennai received the second highest rating in India in a worldwide quality of life survey conducted by Mercer in 2007 (New Delhi scored the highest).

The accolades just keep pouring in

Chennai boasts of being a leading commercial and industrial centre besides being home to all major educational, literary and economic centers. The city has long held on to the distinction of being referred to as ‘The Detroit of Asia’ for it’s proliferate automobile industry. The IT/ITES parks are home to some of the most renowned multinational companies of the world.

What’s more, the city boasts of a high number of expats with Chennai having the highest population just after Mumbai and Delhi. With the onslaught of a high number of people from world over, Chennai made way for yet another accolade- the 41st ranking of Chennai in the global top 100 city destinations in the year 2011. Nearly 3,174,500 tourists visited the cultural and heritage sites of Chennai and the nearby towns, contributing more than Rs 20,000 crore to the state economy. In comparison, domestic tourism brought in around Rs 5,500 crore.

The city boasts of a sound, state-of-the-art healthcare system and medical tourists from across the world come to Chennai for their treatments. In fact, medical tourism continues to remain a high grosser with this form of tourism outperforming every other.

Chennai has much variety on offer and it is a matter of pride that the city was placed 2nd, featuring as the best food city in the world by none other than National Geographic (Chennai was the only city from across India to feature in the list). Furthermore, the city features in the “52 places to go around the world” by The New York Times. In 2014’s annual Indian city survey, India Today ranked Chennai as the best city in India.

Through the looking glass

Chennai is the secondary financial hub in the country, after Mumbai and with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $69 billion Chennai is a pivotal financial and commercial hub. It ranks fifth in terms of overall GDP contribution in India. Combined with a strong industrial and IT populace, Chennai is the 31st-largest urban area in the world. Considered as the sixth-largest city in India and the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the country, Chennai is poised to reach beyond the stars.