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Ward numbers likely to change

The Ward reorganisation exercise is likely to result in change of Ward numbers in the city, if sources in the Coimbatore Corporation are to be believed.

Officials in-charge of the reorganisation say that as per State Government norms, the civic body has not only changed the ward boundaries, wherever necessary, but have also renumbered those. The government has instructed the Corporation to start the numbering from its north-western boundary, proceed zigzag and end at its south-eastern boundary.

Based on this instruction, the corporation has started the renumbering from Thudiyalur, proceeded east, towards Vellakinaru, Saravanampatti, Vilankurichi and Kalapatti and again moved west to Vadavalli. This has brought about an uniformity in numbering.

Earlier, the civic body had marked Ward 25 covering areas near Flower Market and Ward 26 in Vellakinaru. This has been removed and the new numbers of wards will be one before or after the adjacent Wards.

The officials say most of the changes as far as numbering go are in wards that fell in East and West zones. Ward 23 that covers the northern half of R.S. Puram will be ward 71, Ward 41 that covers a part of Ganapathy will be ward 15 or 16.

The civic body has reorganised the ward by dividing the city’s population and household by 100 (the number of wards) so as to bring uniformity.

N. Karthik, MLA, has alleged the interference of AIADMK MLAs in the reorganisation exercise. In his petition to the corporation officials on Wednesday, he says it has come to light that due to the influence exerted by the ruling party MLAs, wards have been poorly reorganised in rural areas. This should not be the case in corporation.

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