The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority has submitted a preliminary report on the Chennai Mega Region to the State government.
The report that stressed the need for integration of outlying areas such as Sriperumbudur, Kelambakkam, Tiruvallur and Maraimalai Nagar in a comprehensive regional plan, is being examined by the government.
According to the second master plan, areas outside the Chennai Metropolitan Area along roads such as Rajiv Gandhi Salai, GST Road and GNT Road would have large urban developments.
The government is likely to make a decision on Chennai Mega Region to integrate development in the outlying areas of Chennai Metropolitan Area. The current jurisdiction of the Chennai Metropolitan Area covers 1,189 sq km. As per the Census 2011, the population of Chennai Metropolitan Area is estimated to be around 90 lakh.
As other major cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata have already declared regional planning areas, the government is planning to declare Chennai Mega Region shortly. CMDA will also complete detailed development plans for Villivakkam, Velachery and Ambattur inside the Chennai Metropolitan Area limits this year.
The detailed development plans for Nazrethpet and Perumbakkam will be completed next year.
The government has already approved detailed development plans for 57 areas in the Chennai Metropolitan Area. The detailed development plans for the remaining areas will be taken up in a phased manner based on the strategies and policies of the second master plan.