Chief Minister, Edappadi K. Palaniswami, has unveiled an expanded Chennai district, spanning over 426 sq.km. and comprising 122 revenue villages on Thursday. Chennai’s boundaries now correspond to Greater Chennai Corporation and has more than doubled in size.
The new revenue villages are added to Chennai from Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts. The city that earlier had 55 villages, now have 122 villages grouped under North, South and Central revenue zones.
The South Chennai zone, with its head office at Guindy, will have Guindy, Mylapore, Velachery, Alandur and Sholinganallur taluks and 43 revenue villages.
The North Chennai zone will be comprised of Tiruvottiyur, Tondiarpet, Madhavaram, Perambur and Purasawalkam taluks, which have 32 revenue villages. The head office will be at Tondiarpet.
The Central Chennai zone, with its head office at Ambattur, will include Ayanavaram, Aminjikarai, Maduravoyal, Mambalam and Egmore taluks, which comprise 47 revenue villages.
An official release said the expansion of the district will help in swiftly providing services, such as medical facilities, employment opportunities, education, revenue and disaster management, election-related work, law and order issues, social security schemes and land-related programmes, to residents in newly included areas.