Spread across 70 square kilometres, Sri City is a planned integrated business city (township) located 55 km north of Chennai on NH-5 along the border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Much of the Sri City area is in Chittoor district and a smaller area along the NH-5 is in Nellore district of Andhra, adjacent to Tiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu.
- Spread across 70 square kilometres, is a planned integrated business city (township) located 55 km north of Chennai
- The township includes various zones: industrial, residential, educational, commercial and recreational
- It is at 90 minute drive from the Chennai International Airport (MAA) and is Tirupati Airport (TIR)
- The Chennai Port, which has direct services to Singapore, China, Europe and the US, is 65 kms from Sri City
BLAZE TO BRILLIANCE
The area includes the neighbouring villages, water bodies and state forest lands. The terrain slopes gradually from an elevation of about 30 metres above MSL at the south-west corner to about seven metres towards the north-east corner of Sri City. A creek (Karipeti Kalava) flows through Sri City passing through a number of lakes on the way before joining Pulicat Lake north of Tada. There is a state forest on the western boundary. Telugu Ganga project carrying the Krishna river water to Chennai city passes along the western boundary of Sri City.
The name Sri City is inspired by the title Sri, derived from Sanskrit. Sri is the sacred sound of cosmic auspiciousness and abundance in Hindu religion. Sri is mentioned largely in all renowned temple towns in the region, Srirangam Srikalahasti, Sriperumbudur and Sriharikota. The worldfamous temple city of Tirumala Tirupati, the abode of Lord Sri Venkateshwara aka Balaji, is also located near Sri City. Being the border town, both Telugu and Tamil are spoken in the Sri City.
ENGAGEMENT THAT ENTHRALS
The integrated township includes various zones: industrial, residential, educational, commercial and recreational. The industrial zone includes a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for export oriented industry and a Domestic Tariff Zone (DTZ) for the domestic industry. It is a business destination for global companies to establish manufacturing, services and trading operations in India.
The SEZ is administered by Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) and Industrial Area Local Authority (IALA). The government appointed officer controls the planning and building approval processes. A commissioner appointed by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, administers the SEZ area. The SEZ was designed by Jurong Consultants, Singapore, taking into account the future dimensions of expansion.
Sri City is well located and connected with major parts of the world. The Chennai International Airport (MAA) is a 90-minute drive from Sri City and so is Tirupati Airport (TIR). Sri City is between two railway stations, Tada on the north and Arambakkam on the south.
All the express trains connecting Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Delhi stop at Sullurpeta, which is just 12 kms from Sri City. The Chennai Port on the Coromandal coast, which has direct services to Singapore, China, Europe and the US, is 65 km from Sri City.
Moving with time, Sri City is on its way to becoming a hub for large and medium scale industries, such as engineering, electronics, automotive, aerospace, apparel, renewable energy, biotech/pharma, sporting equipment and toys, logistics and warehousing, IT/ITES/ BPO, education & training institutes and other eco-friendly industries.