Chennai Central Square: All you need to know

Chennai Central Square

Tamil Nadu government proposed and constructed a major multi-modal transportation hub in Chennai central and named the project Chennai central square. In addition Central square, a transportation hub will have located in the middle of several historical buildings. To illustrate Central Railway Station which is recently named Puratchi Thalaivar Dr M.G. Ramachandran railway station. Equally important Ripon Building, Southern Railway Headquarters, Moore Market Complex, Victoria Hall, and Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital. Moreover, these buildings will also have redeveloped as part of Central Square.

The project’s primary purpose is to reduce the traffic congestion around the region and develop the area to international standards by utilizing the spaces to the maximum that benefits the people of Chennai and the users of the public transport facilities. Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority doesn’t want it just to be a transportation hub, and they are looking for it to transform it into a commercial hub in addition.

Central Square Location

Chennai corporation through CMDA – Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority funds Chennai central square project. As well, CMDA has handed the project to Chennai Metro Rail Ltd to develop Central Square. Firstly, the region handles a massive number of private and public transport. Further, operated and travelled by various passengers to hospitals, railway stations, and government administrative offices and thus creating a colossal movement clogging this junction. Heavy traffic movement and insufficient parking facilities around the junction make people in public discomfort. The project has expected to ease the traffic jamming along EVR Periyar Salai. It is going to be extensively a landscape project connecting all the buildings around Central Square.

For more information, CMRL building a new CMRL headquarters in Nandanam, as CMRL expanding its service within Chennai city.

Chennai Central square’s multi-modal transportation hub links a number of the diverse mode of the public transport system. The systems such as Central Railway Station, Sub-Urban railways, Metro, MRTS, MTC, autos, and taxis combine all in one junction. Central Railway Station is an important junction to travel to other cities and towns The central square project started its construction in mid of the year 2019. The Chennai central square comprises 1,54,950 square meters of the total area and is one of the largest projects in Chennai city. The central Square consists of various subways. Subways connecting Rajiv Gandhi hospital with Central railway station and linking Evening Bazaar Road. Subways combine along with pedestrian walkways in and around the plaza.

Project Plan

The entire Central square project costs around 400 crore rupees. Chennai central square houses an underground parking facility in a three-storied structure to have room for thousands of cars at a time, and this has expected to solve the parking problems for people coming to this square complex of the city. L & T Geostructure have given the contract to construct the parking structure. Central Square plans to construct a 33-story building above the underground parking structure called Central Plaza. On the other hand, Won’t be an astonishing view. To look at the entire city from the top of the plaza. Furthermore, it has located in the heart of the city around various said to be 21 historically significant buildings.

Airports Authority of India (AAI) already provided no-objection certificates to the 33-storied building. Thus, waiting for CMDA and Fire and Rescue Services Department to provide the approval for the construction. The Multi-storey building is going to comprise various hotels, restaurants, and office spaces. And Squarer going to comprise numerous bus bays and a Metro Museum to exhibit the development of the Chennai metro.


Indian state Tamil Nadu’s Cheif Minister M.K.Stalin inaugurated the iconic newly transformed landmark of Chennai city on 31st March 2022. Soon after its opening to the public, this iconic landmark received positive reviews from the people of Chennai city. Chennai residents and passengers feel very comfortable under the shades of pergolas and easy movement of space. Lifts, escalators, and subways connecting all-important public spaces make flow-free movement from one to other public buildings. Twin tower part of the Chennai square opposite the Chennai central railway station is still under construction.

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