Many new projects dot the skyline of Chennai everyday, here we review some of the upcoming projects in Chennai by Casagrand Builders, Akshaya Builders and DRA Projects Builders and how they compare with each other.

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Chennai, known as the Gateway to the South, is a bustling city and the capital of Tamil Nadu. A lively city which is a perfect mix of both traditional and modern values. Popularly also known as the the ‘Detroit of India’ as it houses more than one-third of the country’s automobile industries. The IT boom grasped Chennai at a very lightening speed which impacted the real estate sector of the city in a very positive manner. Many areas in Chennai experienced development due the quick industrial growth and areas close to the IT Hub  have affordable property rates, good schools; all the basic amenities and most importantly, the return of investment in these areas are estimated to be higher than the others. Also Chennai is witnessing an influx of people from other cities, thus creating a demand in the housing space across all sectors of society. With areas in the centre of the city limited, developers are moving to the outskirts of the city which offers more space as well as cater to the crowd working in these IT Hubs.

In this article, we are comparing projects from 3 prominent builders in Chennai – Casagrand Builder, Akshaya Builders and DRA Projects Builders. 


Casagrand Woodside

Location: Manapakkam, Chennai South

Rate: Rs 5101/sqft

Configuration: 2, 3 BHK Apartments

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Super Built-Up Area: 2 BHK: 1016-1257 sqft, 3 BHK: 1352-1651 sqft

Price Range: Rs 51.83 Lac – 84.22 Lac

No. of dwelling units: 216 units, 3 towers

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Total Construction Area: 3.93 acres

RERA Status: Registered

Developer: Casagrand Builders


Akshaya Orlando

Location: Kelambakkam, OMR

Rate: Rs 3199/sqft

Configuration: 2, 3 BHK Apartments

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Super Built-Up Area: 2 BHK: 994-1061 sqft, 3 BHK: 1262-1335 sqft

Price Range: Rs 41 Lac – 63 Lac

No. of dwelling units: 500 units, 6 towers

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Total Construction Area: 5.7 acres

RERA Status: Registered

Developer: Akshaya Developers


DRA 90 Degrees

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Location: Pallavaram

Rate: Rs 6050/sqft

Configuration: 2, 2.5, 3 BHK Apartments

Super Built-Up Area: 2 BHK: 965 – 1068  sqft, 2.5 BHK: 1215 sqft, 3 BHK: 1282-1444 sqft

Price Range: Rs 75 Lac – 1.18 Cr

No. of dwelling units: 111 units, 2 towers


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Total Construction Area: 1.27 acres

RERA Status: Registered

Developer: DRA Homes


Tabular Comparison

Specifications Casagrand Woodside Akshaya Orlando DRA 90 Degrees
Total Area 3.93 acres 5.7 acres 1.27 acres
Number of Units 216 units 500 units 111  units
Floors/Towers 5 floors/3 towers 15 floors/ 6 towers 11 floors/2 towers
Unit Type 2, 3 BHK 2, 3 BHK 2, 2.5, 3 BHK
Location Manapakkam Kelambakkam,OMR Pallavaram
Amenities Aerobics Centre

Badminton Court

Basketball Court

Cricket Pitch

Indoor Games

Skating Rink

Swimming Pool

Toddler Pool

Yoga/Meditation Area

Landscape Garden

Rain Water Harvesting

Sewage Treatment


Senior Citizen Sitout


Basketball Court

Swimming Pool

Landscape Garden

24×7 Security

Piped Gas

Vastu Compliant

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Multipurpose Hall

Party Lawn







24×7 Security

CCTV Camera Security

High Speed Elevators

Power Back up Lift

Vastu Compliant

Water Softener Plant

Aerobics Centre

Indoor Games

Jogging Track







Possession 2020 2020 2020
Price Between Rs 51.83 Lac

and Rs 84.22 Lac


Between Rs 41 Lac and

Rs 63 Lac


Between Rs 75 Lac and

Rs 1.18 Cr


Also read: List of RERA Approved Projects in Chennai


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The above mentioned projects have been developed by some of the best in Chennai keeping in mind the budget and needs of home buyers. All these projects rank high in terms of location as they are all situated near well established commercial and residential hubs. The surrounding areas near these projects have also witnessed tremendous growth in the past few years creating a good return value for investors and home buyers alike.

  • Casagrand Woodside situated in Manapakkam is a good value for money project. It is a low density project with just 216 units over a sprawling 3.93 acres. All units are vaastu compliant and has many important IT establishments in its vicinity. The project enjoys 21 amenities including open courtyard for social interactions, sky rooftop swimming pool, open courtyard etc which give the residents plenty of options for recreation as well as for a comfortable living. Some of the highlights of the project include –
  • Zero dead space i.e. every internal space is meticulously designed to ensure that it is practically usable
  • No apartment doors face each other   
  • No crossover in living rooms
  • Privacy for bedrooms  
  • No balconies look into each other
  • No bedroom has dimension less than 10ft
  • Covered car parking and exclusive entry and exit gates
  • Senior citizens and kids friendly community
  • Security room at entry and exit of project and CCTV surveillance

Thus, if you are looking for a project which has comfortable and decent amenities and at the same time not very heavy on your pocket and finances, Casagrand Woodside is a very good option to consider as a home buyer as well as for investment for rentals.

  • Akshaya Orlando located in Kelambakkam, OMR  is close to the East Coast Road (ECR), Chennai’s most significant cultural and recreational hub. This area has been one of the rapidly developing suburbs and residential localities of Chennai. The project is a 10 min drive from SIPCOT IT Park, Siruseri an important IT destination.One of the standalone features of this project is that it is Tamil Nadu’s only Disney inspired project i.e. the project has fully Disney themed apartments. Some of the highlights of the project are –
  • Vaastu compliant apartments
  • Sea facing units
  • Lavish clubhouse with all amenities
  • Commercial spaces for convenient living
  • Exclusive commercial space and multi-level car park.

If you are looking to invest in a strategic location close to the IT Hub and a perfect reflection of modern, uber-chic lifestyle, as well as your childhood dream of living in a fantasy world of Disney, then Akshaya Orlando is the place to invest in and fulfill your childhood dream.

  • DRA 90 Degrees is a smart project situated in Pallavaram, closely located near Velachery. The location has rapidly grown into a commercial and residential hub in the of last decade owing to its geographical advantage. It connects the old and new part of the city. The highlight of the project would be its well thought out location as it connects well to OMR which is the IT corridor, to GST road which is the centre of the city and which has many well established and developed areas. Another unique feature in the project is a mini theater which is NETFLIX enabled and a well equipped gymnasium which conducts ZUMBA classes. Other highlights in the project include – 
  • Landscaped gardens with children’s play area
  • Multi purpose hall with indoor games
  • Solar panel on the terrace
  • Aerial jogging track
  • 24 x 7 security & surveillance in common areas with CCTV
  • Water treatment plant
  • Sewage treatment plant

If location is a key factor while investing into your dream property and you are looking for projects that are well connected, strategically located and at the same time away from the buzz of the city, DRA 90 degrees is for you. Though a little heavy on the pocket in terms of the cost, this project takes into account a very important factor in real estate i.e. location.


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