Public hearing for the extension of the Chennai metropolitan area in Chengalpet Thursday | Chennai News


CHENNAI: In order to get the public’s opinion on the expansion of the Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA), the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) will hold a public hearing in Chengalpet on Thursday.
In a press release, Chengalpet District Collector AR Rahul Nadh said elected officials, non-governmental organizations, representatives of business and industry and the general public can participate in the meeting. The meeting is scheduled in the auditorium of Government Chengalpattu Medical College & Hospital at 3:00 p.m. on November 25, he added.
It should be recalled that the state government stated in the draft notification in 2018 that the un-branched Kancheepuram which includes Chengalpet, Tiruvallur district and the Arakkonam and Nemili taluks which were part of Vellore district and currently in the district of Ranipet would be part of the new CMA covering an area of ​​8,878 km². In this context, the meeting to raise public opinion is organized in Chengalpet.
The current area of ​​the CMA is 1,189 square kilometers. It covers the entire Chennai district and the suburbs of Chengalpet, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts, covering about 35 kilometers in all directions from the city.


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