The Chennai Corporation will redraw existing zonal boundaries and come up with new maps.
Story so far: The Greater Chennai corporation currently has 15 wards. The final decision on the new zones will be announced by the government after the delimitation process is finished. Various stakeholders will give their feedback as part of the process.
- The delimitation process is currently underway. It’s being done to make sure all wards have similar land areas and better civic amenities.
- The new proposed map shows 23 zones divided into 200 wards. They’ll be equally distributed among the 23 zones. Each will have less than ten wards.
Advantages: One official said redrawing zonal boundaries will help wards coordinate better in assembly constituencies. More zonal officers and engineers will be deployed to take care of civic issues faster.
(Image credits: Greater Chennai Corporation’s Twitter Post)