Rajiv Gandhi Salai
() , previously known as Old Mahabalipuram Road
() (OMR) or IT Corridor
is a major road in suburban Chennai
, beginning at the Madhya Kailash
temple in Adyar and continuing south till Mahabalipuram
, ultimately merging with the East Coast Road
. This is popularly called as the 'IT Corridor' because this stretch has become home to many IT/ITES companies.
The corridor, an ambitious six-lane project with service lanes and landscaping, is still in the making. The first phase — 20.1 km from Madhya Kailash junction in Adyar to Siruseri — was to have been opened by 2005. Plagued by delays, primarily due to problems in land acquisition, the stretch became operational in 2008. Feasibility studies are being conducted for phase 2 between Siruseri and Mahabalipuram.
The IT Corridor project
The IT Corridor Project, is an initiative of Government of Tamil Nadu
to develop the Corridor as a world-class facility and to promote a progressive and IT/ITES friendly image of Tamil Nadu. has incorporated a special purpose organization called 'IT Expressway Ltd' (ITEL) as a wholly owned subsidiary, for domiciling the IT Corridor Project. ITEL is an investment vehicle and the TNRDC is its Managing Associate. It is responsible for project implementation and operations and maintenance of the IT Corridor.
The IT Corridor Project is being implemented in two phases – Phase-I(20 km) between......