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|• Body||Thiruporur BDO|
|• Total||5 km2 (2 sq mi)|
|• Total||around 7,000|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Thiruporur|
Navalur is a rapidly growing south suburban of Chennai, India and located just 5 km from Sholinganalur junction along Old Mahabalipuram Road. Navalur is located between Sholinganallur and Kelambakkam and comes under Thiruporur taluk. This area was once a village (around 2010) but with the advent of IT Companies and the rapid development of the Old Mahabalipuram Road (New Mount road of Chennai), it has become a bustling and most demanded location in Chennai. Proximity to employment opportunities, good asset appreciation, outstanding road Infrastructure, proximity to beaches at ECR and other entertainment venues continues to attract more residents to this suburb.
Navalur has become a shopping hub for nearby areas(Sholinganalur to Thiruporur zone)in OMR road, due to the availability of international and national brand stores here.
Sholinganalur-Navalur-Siruseri zone consists of around 40% IT professionals in Chennai especially in ELCOT and SIPCOT campus. Moreover this zone will create another 1 lakh IT jobs in next few years[when?] since many builders are constructing Grade-A IT parks here. With this huge development in short period of time in terms of both commercial and residential developments, Navalur is considered as "The Next Velachery" in Chennai.
The government is constructing Metro Train-Phase 2 along this route from Madhavaram to Siruseri IT park. It is expected to be completed by 2025. Once Metro train is operational, it will be a game changer for overall development in OMR road.