CHENNAI: The Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA) is likely to expand by eight times - from 1,189 sq km to 8,878 sq km - as the regulatory body is inclined to extend its jurisdiction up to Arakkonam in Vellore district. Both Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts would also be part of the CMA if the government gives its nod.
At a seminar on regional planning perspectives, organized by the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority here on Thursday to discuss its expansion plan, urban planners cautioned that unless a sustainable development model was adopted, there would be problems. Though the CMDA had another choice of expanding the jurisdiction to 4,459 sq km by culling out some taluks in the nearby districts, there aren't too many takers for it, it is learnt. Read more
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