TN’s Municipal Administration Minister SP Velumani introduced in the State Assembly, to upgrade Hosur and Nagercoil municipalities as Municipal Corporations.
Hosur, though located in Tamil Nadu’s Krishnagiri district, has witnessed high growth in recent times due to its proximity to Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru.
Nagercoil is located in the southern Kanyakumari district and the district’s administrative headquarters.
Upgrading these towns from municipalities to municipal corporations would enable better funding for the local city administration.
The number of municipal corporations in Tamil Nadu will become 14. The existing municipal corporations are:
Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Dindigul, Salem, Thanjavur, Trichy, Tirunelveli, Tirupur, Thoothukudi and Vellore.