This area is identified by the Ashok Pillar situated at the heart of the colony. The Tamil Nadu Housing Board constructed residential flats to promote this area and then subsequently shopping complexes, ESI hospital, grocery shops, urban development office, post office, police stations, BSNL Exchange and even the Government Public Library came up. Ashok Nagar is connected with intra city buses as well as city buses. Opposite Udayam , the Metro station is the tallest Metro station in Chennai with 4 floors of shopping area. The Udhayam Multiplex cinema with 4 screens is at Pillar junction. Sangamam, is a 10-day music & dance festival conducted across Chennai during the month of January and the Corporation Park here is one of the venues that host this festival. There are many temples in this location like the Sri Anjaneya Bhaktha Sabai (Hanumanthavanam),Sri Karumari Amman Kovil, Sri Navasakthi Vinayagar Aalayam, Sri Navasakthi Kaaliamman Thirukkovil and Sri Sidhthi Vinayagar Thirukkovil etc. There are play areas like the Corporation Park, Kids Play Park, The Manthope Colony Ground, Pudhur High School Ground. Now Ashok Nagar has become one of the most posh colonies of Chennai with many luxury flats, banks and other modern amenities and infrastructure.
Amongst the most solicited properties in Chennai are located in Ashok Nagar and the precincts have a plethora of living options. Whether buying or renting a property, Ashok Nagar is a good place to be in!