is a suburb located in south Chennai
about three kilometres away from Medavakkam
and encompassed by two lakes and a hill. However, most of Sithalapakkam
lacks concrete roads causing difficulties in navigation particularly during the rainy season. Places including Arasankalani, Vengaivassal, Perumbakkam
are located in the vicinity.
Some parts of Sithalapakkam
are connected by public transport. Sithalapakkam
to Navalur via 60 feet tar road. Shared autos have become a popular mode of transportation, which ply regularly connecting Sithalapakkam
. However, road construction is now being undertaken, which will connect Sithalapakkam
to OMR Road
through Arasankalani, Chemmancherry, joining Kumaran Nagar
. Metropolitan Transport Corporation operates in Sithalapakkam
connecting places like Sadiapet to Karanai via Sithalapakkam
. Tambaram and Velachery
MRTS are the nearest railway stations at a distance of 10 kilometres and 12 kilometres, respectively and can be accessed from Sithalapakkam
via MTC buses.
Recent hike in the prices of plots, combined with the availability of pure groundwater and less pollution, has led to the rapid growth of real estate in Sithalapakkam
. Developers like Leo Housing have invested in numerous layouts in and around the region. Areas like Vivekananda Nagar
, Vijayapuram, Venus Colony
have been witnesses to such development. DLF Garden, Bollileni Haillside, and Aravind Avenue are the townships that are on the way to being developed.
The gradual transformation in demography has been instrumental in bringing about an improvement in the social infrastructure of Sithalapakkam
including the presence of schools such as Sivasakthi Nursery and Primary School, Mayfield Residential School, Zigma Matriculation School, Bala Vidya Mandir, all located within a radius of four kilometres. Healthcare facilities in the area are provided by hospitals like Globus Health City located off the Medavakkam
Road alongwith Sri Matha Clinic and Raajan Hospital. Banks like ICICI Bank, Citi Union Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Bank of Baroda have their branches in this area with ATM services.