Avadi will now be run by a municipal corpn.

Avadi, in Tiruvallur district, was on Monday notified as a municipal corporation. It was hitherto a special grade municipality.

The town was notified as a municipal corporation “considering the increase in population, growth in annual income and the level of the civic services to be provided towards fulfilment of the basic needs of the growing population of Avadi..” a notification stated.

Ordinance promulgated

The notification followed an ordinance promulgated by the Governor in March. Avadi will become the 15th municipal corporation in the State.

Avadi, Poonamallee and Tiruverkadu municipalities, besides many town and village panchayats, will comprise the Avadi Municipal Corporation.

In effect, Avadi will have a Mayor, a Council, a Standing Committee, a Wards Committee and a Commissioner. Members of Parliament and Legislative Assembly representing areas within Avadi will become members of the Council.

The provisions of the Tamil Nadu District Municipalities Act, 1920, will not be applicable to Avadi any more.

The provisions of the Avadi Corporation will be in line with the Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation Act, 1981, since the provisions of the latter have been adopted for Avadi.

Existing municipal corporations are: Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Erode, Madurai, Salem, Thanjavur, Tiruchi, Tirunelveli, Tiruppur, Thoothukudi and Vellore.

The State government had announced earlier this year that Hosur and Nagercoil would also be converted into corporations.

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