Rajiv Gandhi Salai

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Rajiv Gandhi Salai
Rajiv Gandhi Salai (SH 49A) highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Tamil Nadu Road Development Corporation
Length43.7 km[1] (27.2 mi)
Existed29 October 2008–present
StateTamil Nadu
Highway system
State Highways in Tamil Nadu

State Highway 49A[1] also known as Rajiv Gandhi Salai[2] and Rajiv Gandhi IT Expressway or just IT Expressway is a major road connecting Chennai, Tamil Nadu with Mahabalipuram in Chengalpattu district, Tamil Nadu. It is 45 km long and was earlier known as the Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR). The road starts from Madhya Kailash Temple on Sardar Patel Road in South-East Chennai and terminates on East Coast Road near Mahabalipuram.

The prestigious TIDEL Park, home to a number of BPO and IT/ITES companies and many other major IT/ITES Companies in the country are situated along the Rajiv Gandhi Salai. Prominent technical and educational Institutions, national research laboratories are also located along the Corridor.

Besides, State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd (SIPCOT) has developed a Cyber City, spread over 2000 acres in Siruseri, abutting the IT Corridor. Many IT/ITES Companies have set up their facilities in the Cyber City.[2]

Based on development and growth of OMR road, it was categorized as 2 major zones. Zone-1 is from Madhya Kailash to Sholinganallur and Zone-2 is from Sholinganallur to Kelambakkam.

Toll plazas[edit]

A view of the Rajiv Gandhi Salai at Thiruvanmiyur junction and the Chennai MRTS

There are two toll plazas on OMR and three on the roads leading to OMR.

  • Entrance toll plaza at Seevaram (Perungudi)
  • Exit plaza at Egattur
  • Satellite toll plaza on 200 feet Thoraipakkam-Pallavaram radial road
  • Satellite toll plaza on Sholinganallur-Medavakkam link road
  • Satellite toll plaza on Sholinganallur-ECR link road (Kalaignar Karunanidhi Salai)


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Coordinates: 12°58′33″N 80°15′04″E / 12.975897°N 80.251018°E / 12.975897; 80.251018