The Dindigul municipality has been upgraded as Municipal Corporation with effect from Wednesday.

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa handed over the government order to Municipal Chairman G. Marudharaj. On receipt of the information, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam councillors celebrated the occasion by distributing sweets to the public and bursting crackers.

According to officials, the population of the newly created Corporation limits is 2.7 lakh.

The annual revenue to the exchequer is expected to be around Rs.30 crore.

The Chief Minister had announced at the Assembly on April 10, 2013, that the municipality would be upgraded as Municipal Corporation.

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