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|• Body||Chennai Corporation|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Chennai North|
|Civic agency||Chennai Corporation|
Park Town is a neighbourhood in downtown Chennai (formerly 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.
Major Government landmarks include:
- Chennai Central
- Chennai Corporation
- Government General Hospital
- Madras Medical College
- Southern Railway headquarters
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. The arterial Poonamallee High Road, which passes through the neighbourhood, is the most important road in Park Town.
- "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 8 October 2008.
Traffic Signal at Poonamallee High Road, Park Town, Chennai
Ripon Building - which houses the Chennai Corporation, Park Town, Chennai
Government General Hospital, Park Town, Chennai
Chennai Central Railway Station, Park Town, Chennai
Victoria Public Hall, Park Town, Chennai
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