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Chepauk MRTS station
Chepauk MRTS station
Chepauk is located in Chennai
Chepauk is located in Tamil Nadu
Chepauk is located in India
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
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictChennai District
 • BodyChennai Corporation
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Planning agencyCMDA
Civic agencyChennai Corporation

Chepauk is a locality in Chennai, India. The name Chepauk is popularly used to refer to the M. A. Chidambaram International Cricket Stadium, also known as the 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's postal index number (PIN) code is 600005. The main roads of Chepauk are Bells Road and Walajah Road.

The University of Madras has its main campus located here.

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]


It is a part of Chepauk-Triplicane assembly constituency which in turn a 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 October 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2008.