In Tamil Nadu, numerous ongoing infrastructure projects from IT parks to bus terminus are under development varying in the total built-up area, estimated cost, structure height etc. Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Development Board (TNIDB) going through seamless infra development under their vision ‘Vision Tamil Nadu 2023’ to achieve employment generation and economic prosperity accompanied by inclusive growth. Chennai corporation develops Tamil Nadu’s most significant developments under this vision. Furthermore, Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) aims to facelift Chennai’s outskirts with massive ongoing infrastructure projects in these regions.
SMART GOVERNANCE CENTRE – Ripon Building Complex
Greater Chennai Corporation has planned and commissioned the construction of a new administrative building within the Ripon building campus, Chennai. The building will facilitate Command, Control and Disaster Response Centre. And it having known as Smart Governance Centre funded by Chennai Smart City Limited (CSCL).
The smart governance centre had planned and does having under construction from March 2021 in the Ripon building campus. The total super built-up area of the smart governance centre is 51,536 ft2 or 4790 m2. Subsequently, The centre does construct at the cost of ₹40.5 crores. The building would house the professionals working on the Smart City projects. The Functional spaces – are the Integrated Command Control Centre (ICCC), Innovation Hub and additional working space for the GCC. Along with the governance centre, an elevated pedestrian walkway – termed the Skywalk is under construction. Moreover, The building is designed based on the green building concept to achieve LEED Platinum and IGBC Platinum green ratings. The concept helps to build low environmental impact buildings. Thus, helping in maintaining constant co-relation with man-made structures and the natural environment.
MARKET OF INDIA – Wholesale Market Infrastructure
The Market of India is the first of its kind in India. It will become the iconic spot for the people to the complete purchasing destination. Especially, for the wholesale trade market under one roof. As built-in 54 lakh square feet of built-up area. The market of India is a part of a large complex of SPR city. Moreover, the mixed-use development is located in the Sowcarpet in North Chennai. In fact, the place has said to be in the region of the heart of Chennai city. Infrastructure projects transformed it into the largest trading hub in the Indian sub-continent.
The market of India includes more than 5000 shops and offices around 1,00,000 square feet of central plaza each varies from 180 square feet to 65,000 square feet in area with more than 50 trades and 1,00,000 products and commodities. Now, the diverse needs of the people have solved in one trading port and made a way to meet various traders each other and develop their connections within their business.
METRO BHAVAN – CMRL’s New Headquarters
Chennai metro considered to be India’s 3rd longest metro is now building its new headquarters. The first phase of the Chennai metro rail come live to the people of Chennai in the year 2015. In the first phase, the Chennai metro runs 2 lines. Chennai metro planned to construct phase 2 with 3 lines. Consequently, laid the foundation stone in November 2020. Subsequently, Phase 2 began construction in the year 2021. Koyambedu office had built with a total area of 2 acres, metro officials think they need a bigger space. For instance, the current head office of the CMRL at Koyambedu won’t be sufficient in the future.
The new head office is going to be a function from Nandanam, Anna Salai next to Nandanam metro station. This land where the new office emerged once used to be Poultry Research Centre managed by Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University. C.R.Narayana Rao Architects is the consultant for the new CMRL head office building. The building is going to be a basement + ground + 12 floors structure. Previously, it was given the approval to build up to 9 floors, now CMDA authorised to be build up to 12 floors accordingly construction is going on. The New Chennai Metro Rail Ltd headquarters planned as a Gold-rated Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified green building. Specifically, the building has constructed as highly efficient in energy, cost-saving, water-efficient and high in indoor environmental quality.
The 21st century’s temple is nothing but a Hyper-scale data centre (HDC) that controls the data of every human in the world. Once humans controlled the data, now data controlling the humans, it’s a huge and significant change on this planet. Technology companies controlling the data around the world such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, IBM and Facebook built and run the world’s biggest data centres. Hyper-scale data centre defines when a total server in the datacentre goes over five thousand servers and ten thousand square feet area.
Chennai, A city that houses India’s numerous large IT parks. So too, attempts to build a hyper-scale data centre to become one of the major data centre hubs in the nation. Besides, the proposed hyper-scale datacentre would be a tier 3+ hyper-scale with a capacity of 32MW IT load. Chennai city’s land proximity to other Asian cities made it an advantage to land submarine cables in the city. This advantage of the city attracts various investors to the data centre in the city. Soon, Chennai Corporation will become the nation’s largest Information Technology hub.
SIPCOT AEROSPACE PARK
Department of Industries under the Government of Tamil Nadu established the governmental agency TIDCO 56 years ago in 1965. TIDCO – Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation is developing India’s largest aero park in Tamil Nadu. In the year 2018, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in Oragadam, the suburban region of Chennai city (Detroit of Asia) laid the foundation stone for the SIPCOT aerospace park. The total area of developing aerospace builds up to 245 acres which are expandable up to 700 acres in the future.
The total investment in development has estimated at ₹198 crores which will be said to attract ₹1,000 crores. The aerospace park is located 15 km from Proposed Greenfield Airport and 40 km from Chennai seaport. The developing aero park facilitates Metal/ composite manufacturing facilities, Avionics, Technology and IT services, Assembly and maintenance facilities, and research and development. The project will improvise infrastructure around the region.
PATTABIRAM TIDEL PARK – IT INFRASTRUCTURE
Chennai Corporation planned to distribute the development of an Information technological park along the Northern Chennai region. TIDEL Park is joint venture development of two Tamil Nadu government agencies TIDCO and ELCOT. The first TIDEL park had developed in Taramani, Chennai. Indeed, Tidel Park in Pattabiram is one of the most necessitate ongoing infrastructure projects in Chennai. With a total floor area of 12,80,000 sqft. The second Tidel park had built-in Coimbatore with a floor area of 14,18,665 sq. ft. Now, the government has also planned for a third TIDEL park and developing it in Pattabiram, Avadi city.
TIDEL park 3 coming up on 45 acres of land on Chennai – Tiruvallur high road in the western suburb of Chennai. TIDEL park 3 will be developed in 3 phases. The first phase of the TIDEL Park project will be built as ground + twenty-one floors with 5,57,000 sqft. The most important need for the selection of the location is to spread the traffic movement which is now narrowed to the southern regions of Chennai and to develop the infrastructure in the northern suburb of Chennai city.
KILAMBAKKAM BUS TERMINAL
In a south suburb of Chennai city, the Chennai Corporation infrastructure development department develops and also constructs the new bus terminus. It has built on Grand Southern Trunk Road or Chennai – Trichy highway. To decongest the Chennai mofussil bus terminus, Koyambedu. It will handle the buses from the southern parts of Tamil Nadu to Chennai city. The new bus terminus covers an area of 88 acres (3,58,200 sqm). KMBT have located in Kilambakkam, Chennai’s southern suburb in the Vandalur zone. Of course, Kilambakkam Bus Terminal – One of the most anticipated ongoing infrastructure projects in Chennai.
Aringar Anna Zoological Park is the most famous tourist spot located nearby the new terminus. Indeed, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister laid the foundation stone in the year 2019. The project with a budget was built of three hundred and ninety-four crores (394 crores). Kilambakkam bus terminus (KMBT) covers a total area of 6,40,000 sqft. Further, It consists of 14 platforms in 8 bus fingers along with 14 acres of land. KMBT includes 130 government bus bays 85 omnibus bays and 300 parking spaces in 4 acres for spare buses and 2 acres for individual vehicles such as cars and two-wheelers with a capacity of 275 and 3,582 respectively.