This image scanned from The Hindu (Property Plus) is that of the Hiranandani housing project under construction at Egattur OMR.The photo by M Karunakaran was taken from the Navalur Coromandal Plaza.The article by Prince Frederick that goes with the photo speaks of Chennai residents moving to OMR, selling their houses in the city.
Mr Mohan Bangera who has moved from Valmiki Nagar to Anantya, Navalur, says OMR community housing has lifestyle features such as the gym, the pool and a clubhouse. The place would become 'more inviting in 7 to 8 months', when OMR would have lots more retail stores and entertainment centres.
Mr R Parthasarathy at Adora in Padur speaks of the convenience store in his complex. Besides, Adora offers comforts that was not so easily accessible in his earlier residences at Anna nagar and R A Puram. By moving to to OMR, he says, quality of life 'has improved by leaps and bounds'.
Mr Gopal Ayyakutty at Kalipattur says OMR is 'haven for retired folk'.
Contrary to the general perception those from non-IT sectors have moved in to housing colonies at Navalur and Padur. Akshaya Homes chairman Mr T Chitty Babu is quoted as saying, " software professionals constitute only 25 percent of those who have bought apartments on OMR".
Source: 'South Bound', article in The Hindu Property Plus