The Taluks of Alandur and Sholinganallur, till now under the Kanchipuram district have now been merged with Chennai district. So, in the Taluks of Tambaram and Pallavaram, more areas are to be added for expansion.
42 local administrations, located on the boundaries of Chennai district, earlier under the Kanchipuram and Thiruvallur districts, were merged with Chennai district in the year 2011.
For arranging the basic amenities, the Chennai Corporation needed to approach the districts of Kanchipuram and Thiruvallur for land-related issues.
In order for a more convenient administration and the public benefit, there was a demand the boundaries of the recently inducted local administrations should be merged with Chennai district.
Following this, the state government of Tamil Nadu has recently merged the sections lying in the boundary of Chennai district, till recently with Kanchipuram and Thiruvallur, with Chennai district.
Accordingly, the Taluks of Alandur and Sholinganallur, presently with Kanchipuram district, are merged with Chennai District.
The areas of Nandambakkam, Alandur, Meenambakkam, Mugalivakkam, Manappakkam, Adambakkam, Pazhavanthangal, Thalakkanchery, and Moulivakkam are merged with Chennai district, The name ‘Alandur taluk’ will continue. Further, Moovarampettai, in Alandur Taluk, is to be merged with Pallavaram Taluk.
The areas of Ullagaram, Perungudi, Pallikkaranai, Sholinganallur, Kottivakkam, Palavakkam, Neelankarai, Injambakkam, Karappakkam, Okkiyam, Turaipakkam, Madippakkam, Jalladiyanpettai, Semmancherry, Uthandi, and Seevaram are being merged with Chennai district. They will continue under the name ‘Sholinganallur taluk’.
The areas of 8 villages, including Perumbakkam, Chittalapakkam, Ottiyambakkam, Vengaivasal, Medvakkam, Nanmangalam, and Kovialmbakkam, are to be merged with Tambaram Taluk. All related activities are in progress.
A revenue department official explained regarding this that There were a total of 13 Taluks in Kanchipuram district including Alandur and Sholinganallur. Now, this has come down to 11 Taluks. The area of Kanchipuram district also gets reduced. Some parts of areas in 2 taluks are to be merged with the nearby Tambaram and Pallavaram Taluks.
The above changes would come into effect from the 1st week of April. So it will be simpler to carry out the administration work from now onward as a travel of only 20 km to Chennai is involved instead of a 70 km travel to go to Kanchipuram district. Both the officials and the public will benefit by this.