Mayor Gulzaar Banu attended office in the forenoon on Thursday.
Many people were seen greeting her in her chamber. Ms. Banu enjoys her term till February 20, 2013.
Senior Congress councillors were seen holding discussions with her. She told The Hindu that officials took steps to get her a new Mayor's gown stitched as the former Mayor had not left it in the office.
Ms. Banu said that her priority was to improve interior roads in the city.