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About Chennai IT Park  Chennai, the Capital City of TamilNadu.
  • Chennai, one of the metropolitan cities in India, is often called the cultural capital of India for its deep- rooted traditions and long heritage. The city is a true reflection of this country's diversity. Chennai has flourished into a charming and welcoming city, in a time span of just over 350 years.
  • This city encourages all forms of development, both modern technology and the traditional arts and crafts, and embraces a series of paradoxes.
  • Sprawled over an area of 200 square kilometers with the Bay of Bengal on the east.
  • The city is the gateway to the rest of South India. There are abundant green patches found amidst the high-tech, high-rise buildings.
  • Chennai, the fourth largest city in India has a population of around six million.
  • From pre - Independence days to present, the people of Chennai have played an important role in constructing India's political destiny.
Manpower : Universities: 16 Connectivity :
Air : The Kamaraj Domestic Airport and the Anna International Airport are located at Meenambakkam about 4 kms from the city limits. Many major international airlines have regular direct flights to Chennai. Domestic airlines operate daily flights to all major cities of the country from the domestic terminal.

Rail :
Chennai is connected by rail with all major cities and towns across India. Main Railway Stations of Chennai are, Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore.  Trains operate from Egmore Junction to different parts of the state while interstate trains originate from Chennai Central Station.

Chennai is connected by good network of roads with all important places in Tamil Nadu and other parts of India.  Many private vehicles are also available for domestic and interstate transportation.  Express Highway connects all Major cities across India. The distance between Chennai to other cities are Bangalore (334kms), Kolkata (1678kms), Hyderabad (704 kms), Trivandrum(790kms), Delhi (2095 km), Mumbai (1329 kms). 

Transport facilities
  • Chennai is the headquarters for Southern Railways.
  • Chennai is directly linked by rail to all the major cities and towns in India.
  • Chennai’s economic development has been closely tied to its port and transport infrastructure.
  • Some major National Highways from Chennai are National Highway 5 to Kolkata, National Highway 4 to Bangalore, Mumbai, National Highway 45 to Trichy and interior Tamil Nadu, East Coast Road Road to Pondicherry and beyond Madras - Thirvallur High Road (MTH Road) leading to Tiruvallur, Tirupati.
  • Chennai Port – the second largest in India and also one of the largest artificial ports in terms of container cargo traffic with the ship turn - around time of less than 17 hours & emerging as car export hub. ENNORE Port is the First corporate port.
AIRPORT Chennai Airport Infrastructure

  • 270+ Direct flights every week with daily flights to USA , Europe, Middle East&East Asia.
  • Air cargo complex – I phase with a built-up area of 12000 sq. metres and three more phases planned.
  • Present cargo handling capacity 110,000 MT.
  • Seven International airlines operate 28 exclusive cargo flights per week apart from a number of non-scheduled flights on regular basis.
Operational efficiency:

  • Cargo can be readied for air-lift within two hours of arrival – can handle “dedicated cargo flights” with operational efficiency of less than two hours (For cargo up to 20 MT, average time taken is less than one hour)
  • Round the clock operation at Air cargo complex EDI facility for customs clearance
Logistics Service providers :

  • TVS , Logistics, Sembcorp Logistics India, CONCOR India Limited, Allied Lemier, Blue Dart and many more offer complete Logistics solutions. Hence, many MNCs including Ford, Hyundai Motors operate “Just – in – Time” principle.
Communication infrastructure :
  • Total Bandwidth available in Chennai 13.52 tbps Bharti –n Singtel submarine cable link between Chennai – Singapore (bandwidth of 8.4 tbps). A second submarine cable with 5.12 tbps commissioned by VSNL. All value-added communication services available on demand.
  • Major ISPs : BSNL Tata Telecom Services Ltd., Sify Bharati Ltd., Reliance Info Comm Ltd.,
IT Parks/Special Economic Zones(SEZ) :
  • Sholinganallur : 377 acres of Knowledge Industry Township with international Eco system on the IT Corridor.
Leisure :Attractions at Chennai
  • Chennai is situated by the side of the Bay of Bengal.
  • Amongst the must visits well highlighted by Chennai tourism is the second longest beach in the world - Marina Beach. This beautiful golden beach has shimmering sands that invite innumerable tourists especially during the evenings.
  • East Coast Road (ECR) – the scenic express highway runs along the coast of the Bay of Bengal of Chennai. A trip along the East Coast Road gives rise to a spectacular scenic beauty with beaches and fishermen hamlets.
  • A colonial structure in the city of Chennai worth visiting is the Santhome Cathedral.
  • For the religious minded people, visit to the Kapaleeshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parthsarthy Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna is a must.
  • For Animal & Bird lovers, The Arignar Anna Zoological park (one of the largest and modern zoos of India and the biggest in south-east Asia), Guindy National Park and Snake Park of Chennai offer memorable experiences.
  • Chennai also has the National Art Gallery that offers a good collection of old paintings and sculptures.
  • The Theosophical Society is another must visit here. The lush green gardens with different shrines of various faiths attract tourists and pilgrims alike to Chennai. 
  • An added attraction in the list of Chennai attractions is the Tidel Park, the home for the Information Technology Industry. It is spread over 1.28 million sq.ft. of built up area. The Tidel Park is an architectural marvel and houses several large national and international software companies in its premises.
Tourist Destinations
  • Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu is a popular tourist destination for people who travel to South India. There are a number of travel attractions in Chennai, including temples, gardens, museums, caves, beaches, churches, wildlife parks, etc. All these attractions make Chennai a perfect gateway of South India
  • Vivekananda House & Museum, Elliot's Beach, Fort St. George, Government Museum and National Art Gallery, Kapaleswar Temple, Marina Beach, Santhome Cathedral, Sri Parthasarathy Temple, Valluvar Kottam, Covelong Beach, Anna Zoological Park and Mahabalipuram Temples.
Clubs In Chennai
  • Cosmopolitan club, Gandhi nagar club, Gymkhana club, Haddows club, Madras Boat club, MMC madras cricket club, Madras flying club, Malayalee club, Motor sports club, Race club, The Club, The League Club.
  • Aruna, Ambassador pallava, Savera, Park, Le Royal Meridian, Taj Connemara, Taj Coromandel, Trident Hilton, ITC Hotel, Chola Sheraton Hotel, Fisherman’s cove Hotel, Benz Park Tulip, GRT Grand, Green Park.  
Shopping Malls in Chennai
  • Shopping in Chennai can be an exciting and satisfying experience. There is a wide variety of traditional and trendy merchandise such as carvings on brass, stone, wood and ivory, leather bikinis, bags, shoes, etc, available for you to buy.
  • Traditional items from all over Tamil Nadu can be bought from Chennai like Pattamara Mats and the leaf and palmyra-fiber handicrafts from Tirunellveli, Metal works from Tanjavur, bronze and brass castings and traditional jewellery from Kumbakonam, stone carvings from Mamallapuram and Silks from Kanchipuram.
  • The most popular shopping centers in Chennai are at Rannganatha Street in T. Nagar and Anna Salai.
  • Some of the popular shopping malls in Chennai are :
    • EGMORE(Alsa Mall, Cison’s Complex, Fountain Plaza, Prince Plaza, Century Plaza, Citi Center Plaza, Ankur Plaza, Sipropernet Plaza Center)
    • MOUNT ROAD (Spencer Plaza, Parsn Manere, Wellington Plaza, Ispahani Center, Parsn Commercial Complex)
    • NUNGAMBAKKAM (Shyam’s Garden, Elcanso, Kakani Towers)
    • PURASAWALKAM (Rainbow Plaza, City Center, Prince Towers, BBC Plaza Complex, BBC Paradise, Challa Mall Complex, Gold Crest Complex)
    • T.NAGAR (Fathima Plaza, Kasi Arcade, Maya’s Plaza, The BIG Shop, Rainbow Arcade)
    • TRIPLICANE (Hameedia Centre, Munoth Centre)
    • MYLAPORE (Chennai City Centre Shopping Mall & INOX multiplex theatres)
    • VADAPALANI (Raahat Plaza)
    • ECR (Mayajaal Multiplex Theatres)
Healthcare : Hospitals with Modern Medical facilities are located at Chennai.

Important Hospitals In Chennai
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai Kaliappa Hospital, Child Trust Hospital, Madras Port Trust Hospital, MIOT Hospitals, Madras Medical Mission, Malar Hospital, M.V. Diabetes Specialities Centre, Railway Hospital, Sri Ramachandra Hospital, Vijaya Hospital, Sundaram Medical Foundation, CSI Kalyani Multi Speciality Hospital, Voluntary Health Services, Sankara Nethralaya and various other Hospitals.
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Advantage of Chennai IT Park
Powerpoint Presentation
Details of Land
The IT Park is formed in a total extent of 377 acres of land. Social infra-structures such as schools, hotels, hospitals,Mall, Club and residential area formed.
Decisions of the Government on Chennai IT park
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Invitation for Expression of Interest for Allotment of land in Chennai IT Park Invitation for Expression of Interest for Allotment of land in Chennai IT Park
Present Allottees and Lands reserved for Allottees
SI No. Name of the Company Extent of Land in Acres
  Allotted Reserved
1 M/s.HCL 50 -
2 M/s.Cognizant Technology Software Solutions Ltd. 20 -
3 M/s. Sutherland Global Services (P).Ltd. 15 -
4  Ms. Wipro Technologies Limited 80 -
5  Ms. Satyam Technologies Limted 50 -
Land Allotment Application

Applications are invited from IT/ITES Companies which have a clear roadmap for Export based business for allotment of land in the above mentioned IT Park / SEZ promoted by Government of Tamil Nadu through ELCOT (A Government of Tamil Nadu Undertaking). Electronic Manufacturing Companies with an export agenda may also apply.

ELCOT has set a standard that its IT Parks will have a six lane roads inside. The IT Parks have been designed with an international eco system such as quality housing, hotel, school, shopping mall, helipad etc.

Application should be accompanied by a statement in a prescribed format. (Download Land Requirement Form. )

a.  Land per acre Cost
Location Available Land Area Land cost per acre
(on 99 year leasehold basis)
(Rs. In lakhs)
Sholinganallur  - -

b. Eligibility Criteria
  • Should be an existing IT/ITES Electronic Manufacturing Company with minimum of 3 years existence in India / Abroad.
  • Only 100% export business.
  • Plan of action/time frame for construction and commencement of operations within three years
  • Preference will be given to high value added activities and human intensive activities of software development and services.
  • Copies of balance sheet, documentary evidence of number and categories of staff employed and turnover to be enclosed.
  • applications, duly signed by the authorised signatory, should reach ELCOT's office on or before 25th April 2008.
Allotment will be based on first come first served basis subject to fulfilling eligibility norms. Kindly ensure that supporting document such as company annual reports, balance sheet etc are enclosed.
Layout Approvals
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Land Alienated Government Order to ELCOT
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Land Reclassification Approval
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Multi Storeyed Building Area Approval
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Special Economic Zone (SEZ) formal approval orders of Govt. of India
SEZ formal approval vide Ref:F2/5/2006-SEZ/GOI/DOC New Delhi dated 30/05/2006 from Government of India.
In the news - Press clippings about Chennai IT park
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Photo Albums about Chennai IT Park
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Videos about Chennai IT park
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Feasibility Report
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Electricity position and allotment of land for construction of sub-station for Chennai IT park
A 133/11 KVA substation is now available abutting the IT Park site.

An area of 12.92 acres has been allocated in the IT Park site for commissioning a 230/33 KV substation with 4 X 50 MVA power Transformer.
Drinking water arrangement for Chennai IT park