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 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’.