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Know your neighbourhood: Porur

Porur is a suburb located in the western part of Chennai. Porur in the Tamil language translates to battlefield. The name was coined as many historic battles were fought here during the reign of the Pallava Dynasty. Accessibility NH-4 (Chennai-Bengaluru Highway) is one of the major roads in the region. ...

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Know your neighbourhood: East Coast Road

The East Coast Road (ECR), otherwise known as the State Highway 49 is considered to the entertainment corridor of Chennai. In the early 10th century when the Cholas ruled south India, this road was used as a business supply chain route for the southern port which was called “Vadugaperuvazhi” which ...

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Know your neighbourhood: Ambattur

Ambattur is an emerging industrial and IT destination in north western Chennai. It derived its name from the Tamil words “aimbaththu onraam oor” which means fifty first place. This is because it was the 51st place where an Amman temple was established. Accessibility Ambattur is one of the fast growing ...

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Know your neighbourhood: Mylapore

Mylapore is located in south Chennai. It is one of the most important religious and cultural hubs of the city. It is one of the oldest residential localities in Chennai. It has a history that dates back to 2000 years. The locality was historically known as Vedapuri. The locality is ...

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Know your neighbourhood: Besant Nagar

Besant Nagar, which is a well-known area, is located in south Chennai. It is named after the famous theosophist Annie Besant. It is a planned locality developed by the Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB). The establishment of Central Government Staff Quarters (CPWD) has contributed to the locality’s development. Accessibility: Besant ...

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