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    • Historical Background
      • The region around Chennai has served as an important administrative, military, and economic centre for many centuries. During 1st century CE, a poet and weaver named Thiruvalluvar lived in the town of Mylapore (a neighbourhood of present Chennai). From the 1st-12th century the region of present Tamil Nadu and parts of South India was ruled by the Cholas. The Portuguese first arrived in 1522 and built a port called Sao Tome after the Christian apostle, St. Thomas, who is believed to have preached in the area between 52 and 70 CE. In 1612, the Dutch established themselves near Pulicat, north of Chennai.[38] On 22 August 1639, which is referred to as Madras Day, the British East India Company under Francis Day bought a small strip of land stretching 3 miles on the Coromandel Coast. They got a license to build a fort and a castle in the contracted region. The ruler Damarla Chennappa Nayakudu, the Nayaka of Vandavasi, granted the British permission to build a factory and warehouse for their trading enterprises. The region was then primarily a fishing village known as "Madraspatnam". A year later, the British built Fort St. George, the first major British settlement in India, which became the nucleus of the growing colonial city and urban Chennai, grew around this Fort. Post independence the fort housed the Tamil Nadu Assembly until the new Secretariat building was opened in 2010. But shortly afterwards it was again moved back to Fort St. George, due to a change in the Government.There are two different theories for the origin of the name Chennai;The first theory is that it was derived from the name of a ruler Damal Chennappa Nayagar, a Nayakar of Vandavasi who served as a general under Sriranga Deva Raya of the Aravidu Dynasty, father of Damal Venkatadri Naicker, from whom the English acquired the town in 1639. The first official use of the name Chennai is said to be in a sale deed, dated 8 August 1639, to Francis Day of the East India Company. The second theory states that it was named after the Chenna Kesava Perumal Temple; the word Chenni in Tamil means face, with the temple regarded as the face of the city.The name Madras originated even before the British presence was established in India. Multiple explanations attempt to account for the city's colonial name.

    • Topography
      • Chennai, sometimes referred to as the "Gateway to South India," is located on the south–eastern coast of India in the north–eastern part of Tamil Nadu on a flat coastal plain known as the Eastern Coastal Plains. Its average elevation is around 6.7 metres (22 ft), and its highest point is 60 m (200 ft). Two major rivers flow through Chennai, the Cooum River (or Koovam) through the centre and the Adyar River to the south.

    • Climate
      • Chennai has a tropical wet and dry climate. The city lies on the thermal equator and is also on the coast, which prevents extreme variation in seasonal temperature. The hottest part of the year is late May to early June, known regionally as Agni Nakshatram ("fire star"), with maximum temperatures around 35–40 °C. The coolest part of the year is January, with minimum temperatures around 15–22 °C.

    • Demography
      • According to the provisional population results of 2011, the city had a population of 4,681,087, with a density of 26,903 per km2 and the urban agglomeration had a population of 8,653,521. The city registered a growth rate of 7.77% during the period 2001–2011. The Chennai metropolitan area is the fourth most populated agglomeration in India. The sex ratio is 951 females for every 1,000 males, slightly higher than the national average of 944. The average literacy rate rose from 85.33% in 2001 to 90.33% in 2011, much higher than the national average of 79.5%. However, the city has the fourth highest population of slum dwellers among major cities in India, with about 820,000 people (18.6% of the city's population) living in slum conditions. According to 2011 census, the Chennai district has 11 lakh households, with 51% of them living in rented houses.The city is host to the third-largest expatriate population in India after Mumbai and Delhi, with 35,000 in 2009 and steadily climbing to 82,790, in 2011.

    • Urbanisation
      • Chennai is the only city in South Asia and India to figure in the "52 places to go around the world" by The New York Times.Tourism guide publisher Lonely Planet has named Chennai as one of the top ten cities in the world to visit in 2015.Chennai has a GDP of US$66 billion, the sixth highest in India, and the third highest GDP per capita.

    City Liveability Index

    71.46
    Rank: 6/19
    Understand the liveability Index of Chennai across various parameters

    Infrastructure

    Roads

    Internal
    External

    Industry

    Tourism
    IT
    MNCs
    Manufacturing

    Master Plan

    Services

    Public Transport

    Metro
    Bus Services

    Connectivity

    Airport
    Railway
    Port

    Essential Services

    66.5
    Healthcare (%age)
    Fire Stations
    139
    Policemen People Ratio (per Lac)

    Housing

    1106567

    No of Households

    522493

    Household Ownership Figure

    1096334

    Electrical Supply

    874596

    Treated Tap Water

    1026027

    Piped Sewer System

    Avg. BSP ()

    Socio Economic

    Security

    18345
    Crime Rate
    574
    Crime Against Women

    Education

    90.18
    Literacy Rate (%age)
    86.64
    Women Literacy Rate (%age)

    Economy

    98550
    Per Capita Income ()
    9.1
    GDP Contribution (%age)

    Social Stability

    Demography

    175

    City Area (Sq. Km)

    4646732

    Population

    2310888

    Female Population

    26553

    Population Density (persons/Sq. Km)

    1619554

    Working Population

    989

    Sex Ratio (per 1000 males)

    Topo Environment

    Climate

    Tropical wet and dry
    15 To 40
    Temperature Range (°C)
    1391.5
    Rainfall (mm)

    Natural Calamity

    3
    Sesmic Zone
    Cyclone/Tsunami

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    Property Purchase Guide

    Overview

    Any investment in property in India, whether for investment purposes or for personal use, is always a long drawn ‘ family matter ’. As it involves substantial capital, these decisions are not taken more than twice or thrice in an individual’s life span. This entails that there is a requirement of extensive deliberations, thoughtful considerations and balanced matured opinion making in order to ensure that your investments are safe and yield the planned ‘ return on investment ’ (ROI). In the succeeding heads we elaborate upon the various facets one must consider/keep in mind during decision making, shortlisting, purchase and exploitation stages of the investment.

    Decision Making

    The infographic below lists out the various factors which need consideration when one is taking a call for investment in real estate. The factors generally include, the reasons for purchase of property, the kind of property i.e. commercial or residential, availability of capital, the location of purchase, time duration of investment, expected returns (ROI) etc. The infographic also shows the inter-relationship/inter-dependence of these facets with each other (icons shown on to the right of a bullet) and provides a quick guide for decision making.

    Be Aware of Regulations!
    Residential Plotted Colony:-

    a) The plotable area/saleable area in a plotted colony cannot exceed more than 55% of the area of the colony (inclusive of 4% commercial area for need of the residents of the colony) and remaining area is to be utilized for planning of roads, community buildings like schools, hospitals , utility buildings/sites and open spaces.
    b) The colonizer is required to provide for community building sites in accordance with the norms approved for the purpose. These norms are population based and are arrived at by taking into account the designated densities as envisaged in the Development Plan proposals. The minimum width of the road is 12 mtrs.
    c) 20% of the plots are to be reserved for EWS , housing with a minimum plot size of 50 sq. mtrs.
    d) 25% of the total plots are to be allotted under the category of ‘No Profits No Loss’ plots ( NPNL) i.e. at the rate prescribed by the Director. The size of these plots ranges between 125 sq. mtrs to 225 sq. mtrs.
    e) The population to be achieved in the colony cannot exceed beyond the designated densities in the Development Plan.

    Group Housing:-

    a) The Group Housing site is governed in accordance with the zoning regulations approved by the Director.
    b) The ground coverage in the group housing project as 35% of the site area and the floor area ratio (FAR) is 175.
    c) The maximum habitable height in a group housing complex is 60 mtrs .
    d) The group housing project should not exceed 20% of the sector area.
    e) The community facilities are to be provided in accordance with the norms approved by the Department and are based on the population to be achieved as per proposed density of the group housing complexes which ranges from 100 to 400 persons per acre.
    f) To provide convenient shopping within the group housing complex 0.5% of the site area can be utilized towards convenient shopping , these shopping is single storey with a maximum height of 4 mtrs.
    g) 15% of the total number of flats are reserved for EWS and 10% of the main dwelling units is required for service apartments i.e. for domestic help.
    h) The minimum two level basement for parking and services with a compulsory provision of one car space for every flat of the group housing complexes (except EWS).
    i) Area requirement for EWS and service apartment is 200 sq.ft. and 140 sq.ft. respectively.
    j) It is also mandatory to provide 15% organized green space in a group housing complex.

    Commercial:-

    The zoning regulations of development plans have been amended to allow private sector to undertake development of maximum 50% of the designated commercial areas in the development plans by way of licences. The parameters for licence in residential colonies are as below:-
    a) The commercial colonies are also granted licences for sites falling along the peripheral/sector road in the designated residential sector of the Development Plan.
    b) The area under licenced colony in a residential sector cannot exceed 3.5% of the sector area subject to minimum and maximum prescribed area limits.
    c) The location of the site should be along a sector peripheral road within a provision of service road.
    d) The ground coverage allowed in commercial project is 40% and the floor area ration is 150 or 175 as opted by a colonizer.
    e) Maximum Height of the habitable area is 60 mtrs.
    f) Three level basement is permitted for providing parking and services . No storage is allowed in the basement.
    g) The parking norms are one car space for every 75 sq. mtrs covered area.

    Cyber City/Cyber Park:-

    a) The location of the site should be on a sector peripheral road in residential or industrial sector in the Development Plan. In case of residential sectors the permissible area for IT Park/ Cyber Park will not exceed 5% of the sector area.
    b) The permissible ground coverage is 40% and FAR is 250.
    c) In case of cyber cities 10% of the area of the site can be utilized for Group Housing and 4% of the area for commercial use.
    d) In case of Cyber Parks only 4% of the area can be utilized towards commercial uses. No group housing is permissible.
    e) The parking requirement is one car space for every 40 sq. mtrs area achieved.

    Check the following Documents with the Builder

    The builder while seeking clearances from municipal authorities requires the following documents. Demand for these documents for your satisfaction.
    a). Copy of deeds showing the title of the applicant.
    b). A survey plan of the land on a scale of 1 to 40 feet showing the existing means of access to the said land for the nearest public road and building and their nature falling within 100 yards of the said land.
    c). Shajra Plan.
    d). Land Utilization Plan.
    e). Potability of water certificate from recognized water-testing laboratory (for farmhouse).
    f). Project report.