In the interest of the economy and trade and to decongest the Central Business District, CMDA has developed the Truck Terminal at Madhavaram over an extent about 100 acres at the cost of about Rs. 6 crores. It is located at the junction of Inner Ring Road and the Northern Trunk Road, with easy access to Chennai city, Port and Railways. The terminal is functioning since 1992. The Objective of the project is to provide modern and functionally efficient truck terminal for the city, beneficial to the transport operators, lorry booking agents and general public.
It has been planned and provided with adequate facilities for storage, loading / unloading of goods, vehicle repairs,idle parking, office space and other amenities and services required for the transport operators. Provisions have also made for Auto work shop, Administrative Building , ElectricSubstation , Fire Station , Post Office, Police Station, Petrol Bunk,Warehousing , Truck Parking Area , Telephone Exchange , Weigh Bridge etc. 194 plots varying size (ranging from 220 sq.m to 880sqm.) were alloted to the truck operators and the booking agents.