Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, is one of the metropolises of India and serves as a gateway for the culture of South India. It is located on the Coromandel Coast in the northern part of the state of Tamil Nadu. The city stretches along the coast covering about 43 km of sandy beach and extending about 19 km inland, encompassing an area of 426 sq km. The estimated population is about 70 lakh. Chennai has a tropical climate, specifically a tropical wet and dry climate. It is the fifth-largest urban economy in India. According to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Chennai is estimated to grow to a $100-billion economy, 2.5 times its present size, by the year 2025. On account of the presence of major automobile manufacturing and allied unit spread across the region, Chennai is also called the "Detroit of India".
The city of Chennai and the neighboring districts are served by the Chennai International Airport (MAA), which consists of both domestic and international terminals. The airport also possesses a dedicated terminal for cargo.
Chennai has a reliable railway transport infrastructure. The region is knit along with all four directions by an EMU train system. Chennai also owns a Metro Rail Transit System (MRTS), 45 km (Phase 1 of 2) are in the operational phase. The city is extensively.
The city possesses two major ports Chennai Port and Ennore Port. Chennai Port is one of the largest artificial ports
The metropolitan city is served by major arterial roads that run either in east-west or north-south direction. The popular "Anna Salai" or Mount Road traverses central and south Chennai and leads to the Grand Southern Trunk Road (NH 45).
Bharat Electronics Ltd.
Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
Ennore Port Ltd.
Integral Coach Factory
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.
The Steel Authority of India Ltd.