Being among the 20 panchayat towns in Chennai, Chitlapakkam is a locality famous for its perennial lake. A fast developing locality, many people from the city have relocated here primarily because of its greenery, availability of water and proximity to OMR, MEPZ and GST Road. Apart from the lake, Chitlapakkam was known for its gasifier crematorium; a first for a town panchayat in the state.
The region is well developed and boasts of excellent social infrastructure. Schools and colleges in the area include Srdf Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Sreevatsa Viswanathan Vivekananda Vidyalaya, National Institute of Siddha, and Madras Institute of Technology. Hospitals such as Deepam Hospital Ltd, Parvathy Hospital, B S Hospital, and Saraswathy Hospital can be easily accessed by the area’s residents. Many banks and restaurants are also situated in the area. Popular supermarkets in Chitlapakkam include Reliance Fresh Store, Spencers Super Market, and Nilgiris.
Connectivity and Transit Points
The emergence of mini buses and autos helped connect Chitlapakkam to Chromepet, Tambaram, and Tambaram railway station.