Inner Ring Road, Chennai

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State Highway 2
Route information
Length25.2 km (15.7 mi)
Major junctions
North endSH 104 in Manali
 NH 5 in Madhavaram
NH 205 at Padi Junction
SH 112 in Thirumangalam
NH 4 at Koyambedu Junction
SH 113 in Vadapalani
NH 45 at Kathipara Junction
South endSH 49A in Thiruvanmiyur
Highway system

The Inner Ring Road (IRR) also known as Jawaharlal Nehru Salai or 100 Feet road or State Highway 2 is a major transportation corridor encircling the city of Chennai. It was developed by the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA). It is 25.2 km long with three distinct arms viz., Northern arm, Central arm and Southern arm, connecting SH 49A (Rajiv Gandhi Salai) in Tiruvanmiyur, Velachery main road at Vijayanagar, NH 45 (GST road) at Kathipara, NH 4 at Koyambedu, NH 205 at Padi, NH 5 at Madhavaram and joins SH 104 (TPP Road) near Manali.[1]

Details of the corridor[edit]

The IRR is a 6 lane road with three arms. The northern arm of IRR starts from Padi Junction and joins SH 104 (TPP) near Manali. It connects NH5 at Madhavaram Junction. The central arm extends from Kathipara Junction and ends at Padi Junction. It connects NH 45 at Kathipara Junction, NH4 at Koyambedu Junction and NH 205 at Padi Junction. The northern and central arms together forming the State Highway 2. The southern arm of IRR extends from IT corridor in the form of Taramani Link Road and joins NH 45 at Officers Training Academy before ending at Kathipara Junction.[2] The Chennai RBTW is being planned along the Taramani Link Road.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Waiting for completion of work on Inner Ring Road". The Hindu. 10 July 2006.
  2. ^ R. Srikanth (15 May 2008). "Inner Ring Road southern extension taking shape". The Hindu.