more-inResidents of Kannagi Nagar and Ezhil Nagar in Okkiyam Thoraipakkam have raised apprehensions over the Greater Chennai Corporation’s draft delimitation proposal to divide the two neighbourhoods into separate wards. While Ezhil Nagar would continue to be a part of ward 195, Kannagi Nagar would be made into a separate ward — 196. “The separate ward will benefit all residents and not affect the reserved constituency status of Kannagi Nagar,” an official said. While the re-settlers welcomed the creation of a separate ward in Kannagi Nagar, they were afraid that the merger of Ezhil Nagar with another could isolate the community. “After delimitation, the families of Ezhil Nagar will become a minority in the other ward.
Source: The Hindu January 21, 2018 18:45 UTC