Emergency Services in Chennai

With about 5 million residents and thousands of visitors coming to the city every day, Chennai must have quick service providers for emergency situations. Chennai is the capital city of Tamil Nadu and has much better preparedness for emergency situations like road accidents, railway accidents, floods, earthquakes, fire, hurricane, riots and others.

Emergency in Chennai


Chennai is one of the largest industrial and commercial centers of south India so it is self-sufficient in handling any kind of emergency that happen in various industrial places like production houses or workshops. Quick handling of emergency saves money and life both.

Police Stations in Chennai

Law and Order in Chennai is looked after by the Tamil Nadu Police. Tamil Police is headed by Director General of Police and under whom ADGPs work. Then comes the IGP (Inspector General of Police) and under them DIGs work. In some cases, SPs (Superintendent of Police) work directly under IGPs. Petty theft, burglary, robbery, molestation, rape, riot control, etc. are the domains of Police and along with that traffic control is also an important part of the Tamil Nadu Police.

Police Services in Chennai


Chennai Metropolitan Police is the agency that enforces law and order in Chennai City. Chennai Metropolitan Police is a part of Tamil Nadu Police. The administration of Chennai Metropolitan Police is under the control of Home Ministry of Tamil Nadu Government. The Greater Chennai Police is divided into sub-division and there are 129 police stations under it. The City Traffic Police, Chennai was responsible for looking after the traffic of this one of the busiest and largest cities of south India. In the year 2011, Chennai Suburban Police got merged with Chennai City Police and the commissionerate of Greater Chennai Police was formed.

Contact Person

Tr. S.George
Commissioner Police
Phone No.: 044 2561 5048 / 044 2661 8114
Email Id.:
cop@vsnl.net
Control Room at DGP Office: 044 2844 7200
Crime Control Room: 100
Traffic Violation: 103
SMS complaint (within Chennai):  9500 099 100   

Fire Stations in Chennai

Onset of fire can happen anytime anywhere. Fire & Rescue Service Department of Chennai has efficient and experienced staff members who use latest technologies and equipments to ensure life and property gets saved by reaching the site of accidents or fire fast. This department is also responsible for rescuing people and property that are affected by any kind of natural calamities like floods, earthquakes etc. the department is also responsible for providing training and education for fire-fighting and prevention of fire.

Contact Person
R.C. Kudawla

ADGP/Director
Fire & Rescue Services
Fire Control Room: 101
Phone No.: 044 2820 4129
Fax No.: 044 2829 4181

Contact Person
V. Ganesan

Deputy Director (administration)
Phone no.: 044 2829 4132 (extension 124)

Blood Banks in Chennai

Road accidents, natural calamities, pre-planned or sudden surgeries, blood related diseases require timely supply of fresh and infection-free blood. Chennai, being the hub of medical treatment in India and also being one of the leading centers of Medical Tourism, has many blood banks from where patients are supplied blood when they need.

Blood Bank in Chennai


Here are the phone numbers of important Blood Banks of Chennai:
Apollo Hospitals:  044 2829 4870
Child Trust Hospital:  044 2825 9601
Devaki Hospital Blood Bank:  044 2499 2607
Government Royapettah Hospital: 044 2853 3051
Indian Red Cross Society:  044 521 4941

Chemist Shops in Chennai

Chennai being the hub of healthcare services houses many pharmacies spread all over the city. Some of these pharmacies are open 24 hours to serve the patients who need medicines, oxygen cylinder or other accessories on emergency basis. Some of the chemist shops in Chennai are Sayar Pharmacy, Saidapet; Sri Muthu Medicals, Sholinganallur; Sree Shakthi Medicals, Selaiyur;  Dermacare Clinic & Pharmacy; Sri Venkateswara Medical and others.

Ambulance Services in Chennai

To carry sick people to and from the healthcare centers like hospitals, nursing homes etc. and to carry the wounded people affected by accidents on road , natural calamities, fire and others. Ambulances provided by renowned health care services and organizations are well equipped with basic amenities like saline, oxygen cylinders, and other equipments to handle critical conditions and also provided with well-trained doctors and nursing staffs.

Ambulance Services in Chennai


Ambulance Service (for Chennai only): 102
Sankara Nethralaya: 044 2827 1616
Sri Ramachandra Hospital: 044 2476 8027
Child Trust Hospital: 044 2825 9601
Jayadev Ambulance Service: 044 2641 2317
MIOT Hospitals: 044 2249 2288

Animal Care in Chennai

Chennai has many animal welfare organizations that take care of animals in need. Stray dogs and other animals that are sick and need care are taken care of well by these organizations. Sterilization of animals is also done by these organizations. Dedicated workers, expert vets in these organizations ensure proper care is provided to these animals. Some of the animal welfare organizations in Chennai are Blue Cross of India Hospital, Guindy; Animal Welfare Board of India, Thiruvanmiyur; Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to the Animals, Vepery; People for Animals and others. 

Emergencies in Chennai can be dealt in time and efficiently with the help of numerous emergency service providers present in Chennai. Whether emergency has to be handled by the residents or the tourists, timely help is always available in capital city of Tamil Nadu.

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