On 28 January 1869, a resolution was passed by the Madras municipality proposing the creation of a park at the site of the stables of Messrs. Burghall and Company in Chintadripettah. The proposal was forwarded to the Government of Madras Presidency and on 15 April 1869, the proposal was approved and land was allotted for the construction of the park.
Being the 4th largest city in India with the population of the metropolitan area being about 8 million and vehicular population around 26Lakhs, till date Chennai is being served with the transport systems - Suburban rails, MTRS and MTC buses.
Fort St. George, for the first fortified enclosure of the city was completed on April 23, 1640.This fort was named as St. George, after the patron Saint of England - It was also the day dedicated to this saint.This is the core from which our city grew.
A fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture, Khalsa Mahal was one of the two structures that formed the core of the palace, which was taken over by the British in 1859.