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|• Body||Thiruporur BDO|
|• Total||5 km2 (2 sq mi)|
|• Total||around 7,000|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Thiruporur|
Navalur is a rapidly growing south suburban of Chennai, India and located just 5 km from Sholinganalur junction along Old Mahabalipuram Road. Navalur is located between Sholinganallur and Kelambakkam and comes under Thiruporur taluk of Chengalpattu district. This area was once a village (around 2010) but with the advent of IT Companies and the rapid development of the Old Mahabalipuram Road (New Mount road of Chennai), it has become a bustling and most demanded location in Chennai. Proximity to employment opportunities, good asset appreciation, outstanding road Infrastructure, proximity to beaches at ECR and other entertainment venues continues to attract more residents to this suburb.
Navalur has become The Shopping Hub for Zone-2 (Sholinganallur to Kelambakkam) localities of OMR Road, due to the availability of International and National brand stores along with VIVIRA mall and The Marina mall.
Sholinganalur-Navalur-Siruseri zone consists of around 40% IT professionals in Chennai especially in ELCOT and SIPCOT campus. Moreover this zone will create another 1 lakh IT jobs in next few years[when?] due to huge land availability and many builders are constructing Grade-A IT parks here. With this huge development in short period of time in terms of both commercial and residential developments, Navalur is considered as The Next Velachery in Chennai. Navalur comes under Zone-2(Sholinganallur to Kelambakkam) of OMR Road.
According to recent survey, Chennai city will have a population of 15 million people by 2030(current population in 2019 is 11 million). Since population has already reached saturation point till Sholinganallur in OMR Road, more people(around 10 lakh people) will start migrating in Sholinganallur - Kelambakkam stretch till 2030.
The government is constructing Metro Train-Phase 2 along this route from Madhavaram to Siruseri IT park. Deadline to be operational for this Corridor-3 by 2024. Once Metro train is operational, it will be Game Changer for overall development in OMR road.