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Chintadripet (Chinna Thari Pettai)
|• Body||Greater Chennai Corporation|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Civic agency||Greater Chennai Corporation|
Chintadripet ('originally Chinna Thari Pettai) is a locality in Chennai, in India. Located on the southern banks of the Cooum River, it is a residential-cum-commercial area surrounded by Chepauk, Island Grounds, Pudupet, Egmore and Anna Salai and Central
Ritchie Street, the electronic hub of Chennai, is located in Chintadripet. The area is served by the Chintadripet MRTS Railway Station abutting the Cooum River. The neighbourhood is an auto service hub and is also known for its fish market.
The Chintadripet area comes under the Chepauk–Triplicane assembly constituency. The neighbourhood bears the assembly constituency number 19.
There is a twin temple dedicated to Lord Shiva (Adipureeswarar Temple) and Lord Vishnu (Adi Kesava Perumal), planned and developed by the weavers during the 1740s. There is also a Jain temple in the neighbourhood.
The May Day Park, originally known as Napier Park, is located on Deputy Mayor Kabalamoorthy Road in Chintadripet. The park covers about 14.5 acres. There are facilities for cricket, football, volleyball and badminton on the eastern and western sides of the park. The park has been adopted and maintained by Simpson & Co.
Location in Context
Areas of Chennai
- Amirthalingam, M. "Parks of Chennai". Envis Centre on Conservation of Ecological Heritage and Sacred Sites of India. CPREEC. Retrieved 4 February 2012.