Hosur, also known as Little England, for its climatic conditions, has a history of more than 825 Years. Hosur is at the height of about 900 meters 2920 ft. above the sea level. The average temperature during summer: 25° to 30° C and during Winter: 13° to 25° C.
Languages spoken is Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, Urdu. Population 96000 in Town and 2 Laks in 5 km. radius.
The first Governor General of independent India, the Great Rajaji was born in Hosur city.
Hosur was first developed by Tamil Nadu government’s Nodal Agency SIPCOT in 1983 has been a catalyst in the development of medium and large scale industries in Hosur. Sipcot has helped faster industrial development in backward and underdeveloped areas and ensures that dispersal of financial incentives spurt in growth in backward and hitherto under developed areas. About 2500 acres and Almost all Industrial Giants like Ashok Leyland, Hindusthan Motors, Lakshmi Mills, TVS, Carborandum, TITAN , Kansai Nerolac, Nilkamal, Bihar tubes, WEG, Terrex, TATRA, Caterpillar, Gabriel, Aro Granite and 750 Large Industries , 90 small industries, 650 tiny ancillary industries are already here in place and made this small town into a Big Industrial Town of Tamil nadu.
The Friendly Government, plenty of talented work force and cheap labour all over from tamilnadu, Low land rates, salubrious climate when compared to Bangalore, good Rail, NH7 Road connectivity (on the Golden Quadrilateral) to Ports, Airports of Bangalore and Chennai made these projects a Mega Success.
Transport facility like Town buses with a State of the Art New Bus Terminus to cover a radius of 40 km of both Tamil nadu, Karnatka govt and Mini buses are available in all directions. Long Mofussil buses like KPN, Sharma, ABT, Seenu, National, KSRTC, TNSTC, APSTC are having offices and pickup facility to almost 40 destinations in south india. You have Deluxe Buses of KSRTC and TNSTC every 30 min. to chennai, salem and south areas.
About 23 Educational institutions like CBSE schools in large campus of ZEE, Sishya , TITAN, TVS, Ashok Leyland, Mahirishi Vidya Mandir, St.Joseph, Seventh day Adventist, Veda Vidyalaya, Velankanni and many more are having enough infrastructure to serve the future projects. Colleges – Adhiyaman Engineering, MBA, Para Medical, Arts and Science in an area of 500 Acres, PMC tech in 150 acres, St.Joseph Womens College, Govt. ITI’s are creating more and more technical, administrative talent peoples to the industries.
Residential – The TamilNadu Housing Board has already developed and sold out about 1000 acres of Residential projects - one of the biggest Housing project of Tamilnadu. Private houses has Delivered 2000 houses in 3 years.
Health Facilities – Sparsh Trauma care and ESI Hospital, Narayana Nethralaya and Hirudalaya at Hosur and Chandapura – 15 km from Hosur. Agarwal and Vasan eye hospital and Fortis and 15 private hospitals, 2 charity and 1 govt hospital. To change Hosur now into a True Megopolis - Now No body can Stop this happening.
What is on the Cards All these days it was only the spill over of Bangalore was occupying the Reality market in Hosur. But in the present scenario, Industrial Giants and MNC’s like GMR, , Mega Project Developers from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, NRI’s are flooding the market to buy several 1000 of acres of land.
The Friendly and Industrial policy of TamilNadu government to make Hosur under the “Highway of Excellence” a Central govt. approved project from Bangalore to Chennai Highway, the incentives, tax holidays , the Single window approach of the District Administrative Collector and the still cheaper land rates below Rs.50 per sq.ft for large acres has attracted the new projects like, About 4 times bigger than the present projects SIPCOT 5000 acres of III phase of Sipcot in Shoolagiri NH7 ELCOT 190 acres of IT SEZ in Viswanathapuram, TIDCO’s J.V partner GMR Infrastructure Multiproduct IT ITES SEZ in 3000 ACRES spread over in Shoolagiri/Bairamangalam TANFLORA 150 + 300 acres of Flori Culture – Asias biggest supplier of Roses and Cut flowers, A BIOTEC SEZ at Denkanikotta,
The NHAI has approved to continue the SIX lane from Bangalore border Athipalli to Chennai via Hosur under the Golden Quadrilateral Roads with 2 flyovers in Hosur alone to ease the traffic and the Tamil Nadu government is planning a Air strip near Shoolagiri, if not atleast if TAAL could achieve a mini airport at Thally near Hosur. The Railways planning a Goods transit point inside SEZ of Bairamangalam, AUTO hub for Distribution. Telco, TATA, Bajaj, Mahindra, Leyland are having Yards for Distribution to South. A Inner ring road connecting the south of Hosur with NH7 which is under construction..
The Japan aided Mega Hogenakkal Drinking Water Project to supply water to Hosur – Dharmapuri Krishnagiri Dist., in two years.
To Plant More trees at the Hosur Cattle farm (Stud Farm) commissioned by Tiipu Sultan and later by the British in about 1000 acres and now there are plans to upgrade into a Botanical Garden in the lines of Lal Bagh in Bangalore- to retain and improve the present weather and climate and develop into a Polo and Golf Course.
What is required. More Infra structure like wide Inner ring road for the north side of Hosur, Outer ring roads connecting all state highways around Hosur and few more fly overs. To improve the present lakes – about 100’s of lakes around hosur are in place for good rain water harvesting. Provide Under Ground sewerage to all areas, Sulab Public toilets, Well planned Water supply, Garbage Dumps, Public Parks, More Shopping malls. Medical facilities – To improve the ESI hospital, Build more Multi speciality hospital and Full fledged Trauma care centre.
To Commence one more Bus station for the Mofussil buses. To Prepare New Hosur Town Master Plan and organize the present developments.
Will it be a wise investment. Yes, of course. The Techies and the NRI’s are already flooding to buy one through their relatives and friends and invested in many Residential plots and Villas in Hosur. Vakil’s Hosur Hills – A Villa project was a great success and more new entrants to hosur are from Bangalore – Vakil, Upkar, Aswani, Nigama, Little England, Swarna bhoomi from Coimbatore, NCL homes from Hyderabad. Apart from this Local Players who are settled in Hosur from 1990’s: Maruthi Housing – Green Fields Villas in 40 acres, in the year 2000: Thirupathi Construction – Individual houses and apartments, In 1983 : VGP Layouts, in 1995: Titan Township Villas are also playing a vital role in developing Hosur and giving a tough competition to the new comers in property prices.
As the Rental is still cheap Rs.5 per sq.ft., and Culture is Intact, many techies who are from the deep south prefer hosur as the Safest Haven for their lively hood and commute daily to Bangalore Electronic City which is just a few minutes drive. Also many South Indians especially NRI’s , Retired Officials who worked in other parts of India who wants to move back to their home town, High level Administrative Managers and Engineers of the Industries in Hosur prefer their retirement plans and stay in Hosur – a cosmopolitan Town for its close proximity and similar and Better weather to Bangalore and easy access to Chennai.