Arakkonam municipality is a Grade I municipality located in the district of Vellore at a distance of about 68 Kms from Chennai with a population of 78.686, Arakkonam municipality is one of the biggest junctions in southern Railway. Arakkonam municipality has good transport linkages in all directions through National Highways, MDR and village roads.
Arakkonam is one of the biggest junctions in Southern Railway, where the Chennai to Mumbai and Chennai to Cochin / Bangalore railway lines branches out. The town is well-connected by trains with Indian cities such as Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa, Trivandrum, Mysore, Mangalore, Palghat, Kaniyakumari, Thirupati, Vellore, Coimbatore, Hubli, Ooty.
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Tamil Nadu State Council is proposed for the development of "MAP" region (comprising Marakkanam, Arakkonam and Pulicat) to build a strong Greater Chennai Region for balanced and inclusive regional development in Tamil Nadu.