Perumbakkam, which used to be a small village in the outskirts of Chennai, is now turning into a major residential suburb of South Chennai. With the famous Perumbakkam Lake lying within its precincts, the locality’s residents have an excellent source of recreation amidst the periodic hustle-bustle of the locality.
Perumbakkam has also been part of several initiatives. For instance, in the year 2013, a slum clearance drive was undertaken in Perumbakkam under JnNURM’s “Basic Services for the Urban Poor” program. Slums were cleared and new resettlement areas were built, giving the locality a major facelift.
The social infrastructure in this locality is a highlight. Reputed schools and colleges like Kendriya Vidyalaya, Hiranandani Upscale School, Asan Memorial College of Arts, and credible hospitals like Global Health City, Karunya Hospital, and others, have been a huge success in making this locality self-sustaining.