VELACHERY: Relax right here

RESIDENTS of Velachery now have more reason to chill out in their own locality.

Funzone, an entertainment centre started recently, is about to set a new trend in the neighbourhood.

Located near the Vijayanagar bus stand, Funzone has about 14 games for children, an eat-out joint and a browsing corner.. "Our aim is to provide quality entertainment for the whole family. We have a games arcade with an internet centre and an eat-out, so that parents accompanying kids can have a good time on their own," says Bhuvanesh, Manager of Funzone.

He explains that Velachery is one of the rapidly developing areas in Chennai. Although Velachery has been changing from an industrial area to a residential locality over the past few years, the essence of the residential quarter has been missing. "There is no other place in this locality where people can relax after a long day or where parents can take their children too," he says.

As for the prices, they are purse-friendly, claims Bhuvanesh. "We charge Rs. 5 for a game and Rs. 20 an hour for browsing. Snacks and cool drinks are also reasonably priced."

There is a separate play area for children and special tables for kids.

Funzone is planning two more outlets of this kind, says Bhuvanesh. Funzone is at Vikas Plaza, 37C, Velachery Main Road. Ph: 2432989.