About Velachery

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Velachery is a residential area in South Chennai, a metropolitan city in Tamil Nadu, India. Velachery is a state assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu, India newly formed after constituency delimitation. It is included in the Chennai South parliamentary constituency. Velachery comes under the Taluk of Mambalam-Guindy Velachery in Chennai District.


Velachery was a quiet locality with swathes of farm land till the 1990s. Since then it became one of the prime residential neighbourhoods of Chennai.  The transformation of Velachery happened with the widening of Bypass Road in 2005 to a six-lane road, which gave ample opportunities for builders to commercially exploit the place. Velachery had a marshland that was once a natural bird sanctuary. Due to encroachment and rapid real estate development, the sanctuary has disappeared.

Velachery is surrounded by IIT Madras in the north-east, Taramani in the east, Adambakkam in the northwest and Pallikaranai Marshland in the south; other neighboring areas include Thiruvanmiyur, Guindy, Adyar, Perungudi, Tharamani and Madippakkam. Most of the neighborhood is residential.

Transportation

Air: The nearest airport to Velachery is the Chennai International Airport near Meenambakkam which is at a distance of 8–10.5 km. 

Road: Velachery is well connected to rest of the city by bus services operated by MTC. Velachery vijaynagar junction is one of the most important junctions in the city. A.G.S Office Colony Bus Station, Brindavan Colony Bus Station, Kakkan Bridge Bus Station, Gurunanak College Bus Station are the nearby by Local Bus Stops to Velachery

Velachery Railway Station

Train: Velachery is well connected by broad gauge rail (Indian gauge) to the rest of the city through the Velachery MRTS Railway Station. The second phase of the Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) extension work from Velachery to St. Thomas mount is expected to be completed by 2014. Nearby Railway Stations are St Thomas Mount- 2 KM, Palavanthangal- 3 KM, Guindy- 3 KM, Saidapet- 5 KM.

 

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