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Chennai City, Tamil Nadu
This article gives few information about city of Chennai, Transpostation of Chennai, Economy of Chennai and Education in Chennai.
Information about Chennai
Name – Chennai
Formerly known as – Madras
Capital of – Tamil Nadu, India.
Established date of Chennai – 1688, It is the oldest municipal corporation India.
Mayor of Chennai – M. Subramaniam
Deputy Mayor of Chennai– R.Sathya Bama
Corporation Commissioner of Chennai – Rajesh Lakhoni.
Total Number of Wards in Chennai corporation - 155
Population of Chennai City – 46,16,639 (As per 2001 census)
Population of Chennai Metro - 74,13,779
Pincode of Chennai – 600xxx
STD code of Chennai – 044
Vehicle registration of Chennai – TN 01 to TN -10, TN 18, TN 20, TN 22.
Website of Chennai – www.Chennaicorporation.gov.in
Rivers in Chennai – Koovam River, Adyar River, Kortalaiyar. Koovam and Adyar are heavily polluted from waste of domestic and commercial sources.
Lakes in Chennai – Red Hills, Sholavaram, Chembarambakkam.
Beaches in Chennai – Marina Beach. Length of the Marina beach is 12 KM. It is the second largest beach in the world.
Chennai is fourth most populous metropolitan area in India.
Chennai is fifth most populous city in India
Chennai located in Coromandel coast of Bay of Bengal.
Chennai has been divided into four parts which are North, South, West, Central. North Chennai is known for Industrial area. Central Chennai is known for Commercial. West and South Chennai is full of Residential area.
Transportation in Chennai
Chennai is the major gateway to Southern India.
Road transportation of Chennai
Chennai is well connected with other parts of India by Road. Buses, Auto Richshaws , Trains are the most common public transport in Chennai.
Four Major National Highways in Chennai are Chennai – Mumbai, Chennai – Kolkatta, Chennai – Trichy, Chennai – Tirupathi.
State Highways are connecting the Chennai with rest of Tamil Nadu and neighboring states.
Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT) is a modern and the largest bus stand in Asia. CMBT spread over 37 acres in Koyambedu of Chennai. Chennai mofussil bus terminus is one of the ISO 9001:2000 Certification accredited bus stands. It is the terminus for all the intercity buses of Chennai.
Metropolitan Transport Corporation(MTC) runs the City buses. MTC formerly known as Pallavan Transport Corporation. MTC is under the control of Tamil Nadu Government. MTC has 3280 buses on 643 routes and it covers 50KM around Chennai. MTC headquarters located in Pallavan Salai, near to Chennai Central Railway Station. MTC has totally 25 Depots.
Rail transportation of Chennai
Chennai is the Head Quarters for Southern Railway Chennai. Chennai City has 2 major Rail terminals.
1.Chennai Central Railway station - Chennai Central is the City's largest station.It provides connectivity to all the major cities and small towns across India.
2.Chennai Egmore Railway station – Chennai Egmore is a terminus for the destinations which are in Southern Tamil Nadu.
3.Chennai Sub urban Railway is one of the India's oldest Railway.Local Train Services are handled by this Railway. Mostly it runs the trains between Chennai beach and Chennai Central
Air Transportation of Chennai
Chennai International Airport comprising the Anna International Terminal, Chennai and Kamaraj Demostic Terminal, Chennai. Chennai Airport is the third busiest Airport in India.
Chennai is well connected to major Cities across Asia, Europe and North America. Chennai Airport is the second busiest cargo terminus in India.
Economy of Chennai
Chennai's economy depends on Automobile, Software services, Hardware manufacturing, financial and Healthcare industries of Chennai.
Chennai has 30% of India's Automobile Industries and 35% India's auto components Industries.
Some of the automobile industries of Chennai are Hyundai, Ford, BMW, Komastu, TVS Group, Ashok Leylend,Nissian Renault, Daimler Trucks, Royal Enfield, Caparo, ApolloTyres and TAFE Tractors.
Heavy Vehicles factory of Chennai which is Avadi produces military vehicles. Integral Coach Factory manufactures railways coaches and other rolling stock for Indian Railways.
Chennai contributes more than 50% of Inida's leather exports. Chennai is second largest software exports city after Bangalore. Some the major software companies in Chennai which has presence in Chennai are TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HP, HCL, IBM, Mahindra Sathyam, Amazon.com, CTS, Mphasis, Polaris and Accenture etc.
Sometimes Chennai referred as Detroit of India, Health Capital of India and Banking Capital of India
Education in Chennai
The medium of School education is either Tamil or English. All the schools are affiliated with Tamil Nadu State Board, Matriculation Board and Central board of Secondary Education(CBSE).
Schools in Chennai – 1389.
Primary Schools in Chennai – 731.
Secondary schools in Chennai – 232
Higher Secondary schools in Chennai – 426
Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and Anna University, Chennai are the premier Engineering institutes in Chennai.
All the Engineering colleges in Chennai are affiliated to Anna University.
All the Arts and Science colleges, Chennai are affiliated to University of Madras. Some Autonomous colleges in Chennai are Madras Christian College, Loyola College and The New College.
Medical Colleges in Chennai
1.Madras Medical College
2.Stanley Medical College
3.Kilpauk Medical College
4.Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute
Research Institutions in Chennai
1. Institute of Mathematical Sciences
2. Institute for Financial Management and Financial Services.
3.Central Leather Research Institute
4.Central Electronic Engineering Research Institute
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