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This article is about the locality. For the popular international Cricket Stadium, see M. A. Chidambaram Stadium.
Chepauk MRTS station
Chepauk MRTS station
Chepauk is located in Chennai
Coordinates: 13°03′42″N 80°16′49″E / 13.0617°N 80.2804°E / 13.0617; 80.2804Coordinates: 13°03′42″N 80°16′49″E / 13.0617°N 80.2804°E / 13.0617; 80.2804
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai District
Metro Chennai
 • Body Chennai Corporation
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Planning agency CMDA
Civic agency Chennai Corporation

Chepauk is a locality in Chennai (Madras), in India. The name Chepauk is popularly used to refer to the M. A. Chidambaram International Cricket Stadium also known as Chepauk Stadium. It is also home to the Chepauk palace, built in the Indo-Saracenic style. The University of Madras campus is yet another prominent landmark of Chepauk. The Central Research laboratory is located here. It is believed that the name "Chepauk" itself might have been derived from the Urdu word "Che Bagh" meaning "Six gardens". Chepauk has pincode 600005. The main roads of Chepauk are Bells Road and Walajah Road.

The famous University of Madras is located at this place.

The Tamil Nadu legislative assembly-secretariat complex was built up at Omandurar Government Estate, also situated on the periphery of Chepauk, which was later converted into a vast multi-speciality government hospital. The Chennai MRTS railway passes through chepauk and the Chepauk MRTS station is located adjacent to the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium.

Location in context[edit]


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

Public Transport[edit]

Chepauk is one of the stations on the MRTS elevated rail corridor in Chennai

MTC Buses Passing exactly through chepauk:

Through Bells Road, Stadium and Walajah Road: 22A, 6A, 22, 27B, 127B, 27L, 27H, 40, 40A, M28

Walajah Road and Annasquare: 11H

Beach Road (Chepauk and Annasquare): 13 series, 45B,45E, PP19, PP21, 21G, G21, H51, PP51, 21H, H21, 6D, 6E, 12G, 25G, 21K, M21K, 21L, etc.

A metro rail station in the underground line of the CMRL is also under construction near the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital.


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