R.A. Puram or Raja Annamalai Puram
is a prominent residential-cum-commercial zone in Chennai
. The area lies around 4.5 kilometres away from the city and is home to several industrial units and automobile companies.
The locality is well-connected to several destinations including Ambattur
, Thirunindravur and Nandivaram-Guduvancheri
. The MTC bus network links the area to several places including Jeth Nagar, Greenways Road
, Vidhya Thirtha Nagar, Marwadi Thottam and more. Guindy
railway station lies around 7.4 kilometres away from the locality and can be accessed through Sardar Patel Road.
The nearest metro station lies around 3.2 kilometres away from the locality and can be accessed through Chamiers Road. The international airport lies only 13.8 kilometres away from the locality through Tiruchi Highway or Trunk Road.
Several prominent developers have been coming up with premium residential projects in the locality and this has mainly been due to increased demand. Real estate in R A Puram
has been witnessing a rise in demand triggered by improved connectivity and presence of industrial and automobile units here.
Reputed educational institutions in the area include Kanmani Raj Primary School, Dr. MGR Janaki College of Arts & Science for Women, St. Bedes Anglo Higher Secondary School, Sri Sankara Senior Secondary School, Chettinad Hari Shree Vidyalayam and Bala Vidya Mandir. Leading hospitals here include Apollo Hospital, Fortis Malar Hospital, CGHS Dispensary, Madras ENT Research Foundation and Navasuja Sankara Nethralaya. Major banks including Bank of Baroda, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, State Bank of India and ICICI Bank have their branches in the locality.
Shopping enthusiasts will get easy access to destinations like A.K. Shopping Centre, Citi Center and Alsa Mall Shopping Complex. There are several temples in the area in addition to Tholkappiar Ecological Park and Madras Club.