Park Town, Chennai

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Park Town
பூங்கா நகர்
neighbourhood
Park Town is located in Chennai
Park Town
Park Town
Coordinates: 13°04′47″N 80°16′39″E / 13.0798°N 80.2776°E / 13.0798; 80.2776Coordinates: 13°04′47″N 80°16′39″E / 13.0798°N 80.2776°E / 13.0798; 80.2776
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai District
Metro Chennai
Zone Pulianthope
Ward 47
Talukas Fort-Tondiarpet
Government
 • Body Chennai Corporation
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 600 003
Lok Sabha constituency Chennai North
Vidhan Sabha constituency Park Town, Chennai
Planning agency CMDA
Civic agency Chennai Corporation
Website www.chennai.tn.nic.in

Park Town is a neighbourhood in downtown Chennai (Madras), India. It lies adjacent to the historical neighbourhood of George Town. The area got its name from the People's Park which was situated near the Ripon Building. It was earlier known as White Town, as the Europeans used to stay here.

Today the area is a major transit hub with all the 3 Chennai's suburban lines and the MRTS line converging here. It also houses several key Government offices.

Major Government landmarks include:

The three Chennai's suburban routes and Chennai MRTS cross through Park Town, which makes it a popular transit point. The Park Town MRTS station is situated behind the Government General Hospital. Chennai Park is one of the busiest suburban stations in the city. Both the stations lie opposite to Chennai Central Terminus. Additionally, two lines of the Chennai Metro will meet at Chennai Central metro station, which is located in this zone. Hence, in the near future, Park Town area will become a bigger transit or interchange zone for 6 different railway lines which comprise the 3 suburban lines, 1 MRTS line and 2 Metro lines.

Politics[edit]

Park Town assembly constituency is part of Chennai Central (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies". Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-08. 

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