Once a sleepy downtown, currently the buzzing, fast-growing suburb called Guduvanchery has become the favorite property purchase destination in Chennai. From never-seen before public infrastructure facilities to multiple modes of non-stop connectivity to and from Guduvanchery has made it the key location of choice for every middle class family who looks for a home just outside of the core Chennai city limits yet wanting to stay well-connected with all parts of the town. While we already know that The Suburban Railway in Guduvanchery connects this locality with multiple areas in the city with ease along with the suburban railway network offering much faster transit for people traveling to other parts of Chennai, the Guduvanchery MTC bus depot also ensures there are multiple buses running to and from this locality with high frequency. The GST Road being one of the most important arterial road in this locality enabling easy and fast access to many areas within Chennai.
While we are in the midst of talking about how well-connected Guduvanchery is with the rest of the city, we must for sure mention the latest feather in the locality’s cap, as one more transport infrastructure is fast developing in its very footseps. It is the Kilambakkam Bus Terminus at a sprawling area of almost 89acres, located exactly between Vandalur and Urapakkam, skewed slightly closer towards Urappakkam, on the service road of GST Road(NH45). It is just 7kms from Tambaram. It is touted as the Asia’s biggest Bus Terminus, bigger than even the current CMBT.
Special Features: Let’s look at some of the key aspects of this dream bus project. 9.91acres have been allotted for the MTC buses in this Kilambakkam/Urappakkam terminus, 2acres has been allotted for two wheeler & four wheeler parking alone. For other necessary features like fire station, 0.54 acres have been allotted. Almost an acre of land (0.97acres) for STP (Sewage Treatment Plant) and Electrical Substation (0.98acres) has been allotted. A) Since it is Phase II and not Phase I, it is given and guaranteed that title to the project had already been tested by the market, buyers of phase 1, banks and financial institutions.
In addition, 6.90 acres of land is going to house a shopping mall specifically designed keeping in mind on-the-move crowd who normally visits a bus terminus.
Once this bus terminus is up and running, it will have the capacity to operate 250 buses at a time. Also, to have idle parking of 303 buses at a time, 4 acres of land has been allotted. Also, the inside area of this Kilambakkam/Urappakkam Bus Terminus has the design of six fingers which facilitate 12 platforms for the commuters benefit. Even our CMBT which has only three finger design platforms.
From this bus terminus, there will be buses at regular intervals to all different directions of the city like from Urappakkam to Chenglepet, Broadway, Vadapalani, Avadi,Madhavaram, Tirupporur, Poonamallee etc. Plus, this Kilambakkam/Urappakkam Bus Terminus is closer to the local Urappakkam Electric Train Station which is a big advantage to the commuters as the train fare is only maximum Rs.10/- whether they go to chenglepet or to Beach on the other direction. Also, a metro rail station is expected to come here by end of 2023. With such state-of-the-art and expansive public transport infrastructure getting fast developed at the very footsteps of Guduvanchery, it makes the location all the more a sensible property investment option as a house in such a locality is only likely to yield more and more appreciation in the coming years!
Here is a graphic that sums up the entire post.