Know Your Neighbourhood – Oragadam, Chennai

Oragadam is an industrial suburb located in the outskirts in West Chennai. Situated between the GST Road(NH 45) and National Highway 4, Oragadam is the biggestautomobile hub in South Asia and one of the fastest growing suburbs in Chennai. In recent years, Oragadam has seen rapid growth due to the presence of various industries and several Indian and international companies. Oragadam is also close to the industrial hub of Sriperumbadur via the Sriperumbadur – Thiruvallur – Redhills Road.

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Real Estate
The average price of an apartment is between Rs 2,600 to Rs 3,100 per sq.ft. The average price of independent houses/villas are between Rs 3,100 to Rs 3,800 per sq.ft. The average price of plots and layouts in Oragadam are between Rs 400 to Rs 1,200 per sq.ft.         

Connectivity
Oragadam is located between NH-45 and NH-4 making it well connected to the Chennai International Airport, Chennai Port and Chennai Central railway station. Buses plyregularly from Oragadam to various localities in Chennai. The nearest railway station is Potheri,about 40kms away. Chennai Metro buses also ply here.


Social Infrastructure
Oragadam has over 22 Fortune 500 companies, including automobile giants like Toyota, Daimler India, Ford and Renault-Nissan. Others like Apollo Tyres, Bosch, Ashok Leyland, Moserbaer, Asian Paints, Royal Enfield, Motorola, Samsung, Dell, Nokia, TVS Group of Companies, Vehicle Testing Centre, and Sanmina have their base in Oragadam. State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Federal Bank, HDFC, ICICI, Dena Bank and Cooperation Bank of India have their offices here.

Education
There are several schools and colleges in the locality. PS TempleGreenVidhyashram, Monford CBSE School, Apollo PriyadarshanamPolytechnic College, Sri Krishna Engineering College, and Dhanish Ahmed College of Engineering are some of the institutions here.

Healthcare
SRM Hospital at Potheri and Pandian Hospital at Sriperumbadur are the nearby hospitals.

Worship
Oragadam has numerous religious places like Dhuraimurugar Siva Marabu Sithaananda Dhiyana Sabai, Sri Mahamehru Dhiyna Nilayam, Sri Nallinakesvarar temple, Pillar of Fire of Jesus Prayer House, and Vallakottai Murugan Temple.

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Article written by: Anita Kurup

Anita is a content professional for the past 15 years and has worked in both traditional and digital media. She transitioned to digital media early on in its advent in India. She will never say no to toddler-proof keyboards and caffeine. 
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