Tamil Nadu’s notification on four more new districts14th November 2019
CHENNAI: The State Government on Tuesday notified the bifurcation of Kancheepuram and Tirunelveli districts besides the trifurcation of Vellore district, thus adding four more districts to Tamil Nadu.
As per the Government Orders (GO) issued on Nov. 12, 2019, Kancheepuram district will be bifurcated to carve out the new Chengalpattu district and two divisions of Kancheepuram and Sriperumbudur and five taluks of Kancheepuram, Uthiramerur, Sriperumbudur, Walajabad and Kundrathur shall constitute the Kancheepuram district.
Three divisions of Chengalpattu, Maduranthakam and Tambaram and eight taluks of Chengalpattu, Maduranthakam, Cheyyur, Thirukalukundram, Thiruporur, Tambaram, Pallavaram and Vandalur shall constitute the Chengalpattu district.
Similarly, Tirunelveli district will be bifurcated to form Tenkasi district while Vellore will now have Tirupathur and Ranipet as the new district.
Accordingly, the taluks under the new districts carved out were also notified.
Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami had announced the trifurcation of Vellore district in his Independence Day address this year.
One of the GOs recalled Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami announcing in the State Assembly in June that Tirunelveli and Kancheepuram will be bifurcated to create Tenkasi and Chengalpattu districts, respectively, following representations from elected representatives and the public.
Earlier this year, the government had announced the formation of Kallakurichi district by carving it out from Villupuram.
With this, Tamil Nadu is set to have 37 districts.