Local body polls in Alandur, Zone 12: Wards, candidates and issues

CHENNAI LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS 2022

chennai alandur zone
Alandur Zone 12 is comprised of areas such as Mugalivakkam and Manapakkam. Pic: Greater Chennai Corporation

Wards -156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167

Population – 239382 (2013)

Number of polling stations – 200

To locate your polling stationhttps://tnsec.tn.nic.in/tn_election_urban2021/find_your_polling_station.php

To locate your ward and zonehttps://chennaicorporation.gov.in/gcc/citizen-details/location-service/find_zone.jsp

Issues in the zone:

  • Recent spell of rains left areas under Manapakkam and Mugalivakkam inundated for days. Residents were forced to stay indoors for close to two days as the water-logging did not recede in many parts. A lack of proper stormwater drains coverage across the zone has been cited as the reason for the flooding. 
  • Traffic issues are frequent at the MIOT junction in Manapakkam. A grade separator project has been proposed to ease the traffic jams in this area during peak hours. The work is set to be completed by 2024 and open to the public.
  • Subways in the zone have faced frequent inundation, leaving the commuters stranded or in danger during rains. The residents’ long-pending demand is the construction of a rail over bridge at the Thillai Ganga Nagar subway in order to prevent this issue during monsoons. The promise made in 2016 has yet to be fulfilled. 
  • Poor roads are also an issue across the zone. Residents of Saraswathi Nagar have been lobbying for better streets for many years. They also demand proper construction of stormwater drains to prevent inundation during the monsoon.
  • Restoration and rejuvenation of Adambakkam lake is a long-pending issue highlighted by residents
  • Encroachment of water bodies along the Adyar river in Nandambakkam is a key issue that has remained unaddressed. The encroachment has resulted in narrowing of the canal carrying water and led to flooding during the recent rains.
  • High property taxes without basic civic amenities are also a source of discontent for the residents.

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A battered road in Nanganallur of Alandur zone. Eleven out of 8245 streets in the zone have a basic street rate of Rs 3.75, higher than localities such as Poes garden and Boat Club. (Pics by Laasya Shekhar)

Ward 156

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor: P.Govindaraj

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
SelvandhiranDMK
GovindarajADMK
BhaskaranAMMK
RajanarayananPMK
MaranMNM 
Samuel AshokNTK
SivaparakasamBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 155, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 157

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor: M.Pandian

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
SrideviDMK
UsharaniADMK
MeenakshiPMK
BhoomikaMNM 
SaraswathiNTK
BillimaiBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 157, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 158

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor: S.Rajasekar

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
BharathiDMK
AvvaiADMK
JamunaAMMK
MuneeshwariMNM 
BobbyNTK
JeevakumariBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 158, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 159

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor: T.Jayanthi

Reservation: Scheduled Castes (Women)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
AmudhaDMK
RajeshwariADMK
DeepikaAMMK
DeviPMK
SrideviBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 159, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 160

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor:  P.Gunalan

Reservation:  Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
BrindhaDMK
LathaADMK
PraveenaAMMK
KrithikaNTK
DeviBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 160, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 161

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor:  C.Vembarasan

Reservation:  Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
RenukaDMK
BabyADMK
SelviAMMK
SumathiPMK
PriyaNTK
DurgadeviBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 161, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 162

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor:  P.Muthu

Reservation:  None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
SolomonDMK
RamadasADMK
VasanthakumarAMMK
VenkatesanPMK
GeethaMNM 
GunasekaranNTK
VinodkumarBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 162, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here


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Ward 163

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor:  P.Goplakrishnan

Reservation:  Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
PoongodiDMK
SelviADMK
GayathriAMMK
SundariPMK
MuthumariMNM 
PriyaNTK
MahalakshmiBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 163, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 164

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor:  N.Parimala

Reservation:  Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
DeviDMK
AnithaADMK
VijayaraniAMMK
MayadeviPMK
GayathriMNM 
KalaNTK
EshwariBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 164, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 165

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor:  Nareshkumar

Reservation:  None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
EshwarprasadINC
NareshkumarADMK
MaheshbabuAMMK
ShanmugasundaramMNM 
MaheshNTK
NarasimhanBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 165, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 166

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor:  V.N.P.Venkataraman

Reservation:  None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
ChandranINC
PurushothamanADMK
VenkatesanAMMK
SambuvarayanPMK
UdayakumarMNM 
BharathNTK
PechimuthuBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 166, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 167

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor:  P.Hema

Reservation:  Women (General) 

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
DurgadeviDMK
HemaADMK
RekhaNTK
SasirekhaBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 167, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

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