Local body polls in Thiruvottiyur, Zone 1: Wards, candidates and issues

CHENNAI LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS 2022

Thiruvottriyur Elections Zone 1
Thiruvottriyur Zone includes areas such as Ennore and Wimco Nagar, Pic: Taken from Chennai Corporation Website

Zone snapshot:

Wards – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Population – 3017485 (2013)

Number of polling stations – 279

To locate your polling station – https://tnsec.tn.nic.in/tn_election_urban2021/find_your_polling_station.php

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

Issues in the zone:

  • Industrial pollution is one of the major issues causing distress in the area; Indiscriminate discharge of industrial waste and effluents has caused health concerns such as respiratory diseases among the residents. Worries about protecting Ennore Creek have risen as a result of poor environmental monitoring. The residents are convinced that the Kattupalli port expansion project will lead to further deterioration of the already reduced marine life and eventually affect the fishing industry drastically. 
  • A government hospital with specialities to treat various illnesses and ailments is another need voiced by citizens. Despite the presence of many private hospitals in the area, the lack of a government hospital remains a concern since expensive healthcare is not something that residents can afford. 
  • There is scarcity of water in many areas of the northern zone including Wimco Nagar, Ernavoor, Ennore, Kathivakkam, Kaladipet, Ajax, Rajakadai and Thangal, since Metrowater has not laid pipelines here. Further damage is caused since lack of drainage lines results in overflowing sewage water entering wells in the area and making the groundwater dangerous for consumption. Parents have been complaining that drinking water facilities in schools are not maintained. 
  • There has been a delay in the opening of Thiruvottiyur Theradi station which has inconvenienced commuters as they have to board from the neighboring stations instead. Inauguration of the station has been repeatedly postponed as CMRS has delayed its clearance. Bus connectivity is a concern expressed by the fishing communities although a new route was introduced recently which connects Thiruvottiyur and Kovalam. They sleep at the docks by arriving the previous day, some sleep on their boats at night to avoid travel in the morning. They say that when the bus terminus was operating from Flower Bazaar it was way more convenient to travel but since it has moved to Koyambedu it has become immensely difficult. A resident has also mentioned that the toilets in the Ernavoor bus stand are not well kept. 
  • Waterlogging is an issue in the western region which ends up flooding the area even after a little downpour. 
  • Pending projects have become a cause for concern on the Ennore highway linking Thiruvottiyur with Central railway station. There has been no call to action despite residents complaining about the stench and disease spread caused by the massive dump yard mounting in their backyards. 
  • After a resettlement building crashed, after repeated complaints from the former slum residents of cracks developing in their houses were ignored for several years, many residents cleared their residences and even chose to sleep on the streets due to fear that they might face a similar fate. 
  • The condition of Thiruvottiyur High Road is taking a toll on the safety of travelers. The road is accident-prone since motorists drive rashly and the road is saturated with potholes. Encroachments on both sides of the road pose great risk to commuters traveling in the early hours of the morning and to make it worse, illegal parking and dumping of construction debris on the stretch are responsible for the number of accidents that occur on the stretch. 
With Ennore power plant in the backdrop, the fishermen in the area are struggling to make a living as pollution drastically affects the catch of fish and other aquatic organisms. Photo by Amirtharaj Stephen/PEP Collective

Read more: Ennore power plants violate emission norms, pose serious health risks: Study


Ward 1

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

Name of Previous Councillor:  A. Ezilarasi

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
SivakumarDMK
KannanADMK
DevasagayamAMMK
Kelas BashaMNM
ManivarmaPMK
GnyanaprakashNTK
MahendranBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 1, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 2

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

Name of Previous Councillor: C. Selvam

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
MohanaDMK
MithraADMK
LathaAMMK
Nithya ShriMNM
SanthiPMK
RajathiNTK
PoongodhaiBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 2, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 3

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

Name of Previous Councillor: P. Tamilarasan

Reservation: Scheduled Castes (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
TamizharasanDMK
ManivannanADMK
CharlesIndiya Jananayaka Katchi
SanmugamMNM
SuryaPMK
AravindanNTK
JayaprakashBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 3, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 4

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

Name of Previous Councillor: S. Saravanan

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
JayaramanCPI(Marxist)
SaravananADMK
SelvamAMMK
MaheshMNM
GopalPMK
IlanjezhianNTK
NarendranBSP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 4, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 5

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

Name of Previous Councillor: K.P. Shankar

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
ChokkalingamDMK
LeninADMK
MichaelrajIndependent Candidate
Mugamathu BashaMNM
Shri ThirumalaiPMK
Sathish KumarNTK
ThirumuruganBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 5, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 6

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

Name of Previous Councillor: S. Vincent

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
Samuel ThiraviyamDMK
ManikumarADMK
AnanthanAMMK
MohansundhariMNM
DhilliPMK
Adhiazhagu RammurthiNTK
HamsaveniBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 6, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here


Read more: Women of Ennore are living testimony to the many costs of pollution


Ward 7

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

Name of Previous Councillor: T.N. Kalaiarasan

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
KomalavalliDMK
KarthikADMK
Snethil KumarAMMK
BalajiMNM
LoganathanPMK
AdithyanNTK
Thyagarajan BJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 7, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 8

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

Name of Previous Councillor: S. Nagamammal

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
RajakumariDMK
Thillai RadikaADMK
GauthamiAMMK
UsharaniMNM
SamanthiPMK
AnanthiNTK
JayalakshmiBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 8, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 9

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

Name of Previous Councillor: M. Thanaramesh

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
SaravananDMK
MeenakshiADMK
MadhivathanamAMMK
UmaraniMNM
SamanthiPMK
DeviNTK
MuthuchelviBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 9, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 10

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

Name of Previous Councillor: S. Suryababu

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
ThaniarasuDMK
SudhanADMK
Niranjan PrasadhIndependent Candidate
SinivasuluMNM
RavichandhranPMK
KumarNTK
ManikandanBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 10, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 11

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

Name of Previous Councillor: P. Jebarani

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
SaranyaDMK
JeparaniADMK
KalaiarasiAMMK
GayathriMNM
NandiniPMK
Uma MaheshwariNTK
GandhimathiBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 11, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 12

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

Name of Previous Councillor: R.V.Thanaraj

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
Kavi GaneshanDMK
MuraliADMK
VenkateshAMMK
SekharMNM
ManikandanPMK
JamalNTK
HarikrishnanBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 12, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 13

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

Name of Previous Councillor: Prabhakaran

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
SusheelaDMK
GomathiADMK
LakshmiAMMK
NathiyaMNM
RaniPMK
BavaniNTK
PrabhavathiBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 13, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 14

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

Name of Previous Councillor: C. Perarasi

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
BanumathiDMK
Jepamalai MaryADMK
KamakshiAMMK
SidhraMNM
SanthiPMK
KalaichelviNTK
UmaramalakshmiBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 14, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

[With inputs from Kimaya Shrikhande]

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