The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) was established in the year 1972 and in 1974 it became a statutory body. Apart from the Chairman and the Vice Chairman there are 18 members in it who hold different positions in the Government Departments. The CMDA covers 16 Municipalities, 10 Panchayat Unions, 20 Town Panchayats, 214 villages and 2 cantonments.
The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) is located at,
No: 1, Gandhi Irwin Road,
Chennai – 600 008.
Phone: +91 – 44 - 28414855
Fax: +91 – 44 - 2854816
'''Getting your Grievances attended'''
If there is any grievance that you want to be attended to by the CMDA you can mail it to email@example.com. If you have not yet received any response to the grievances already informed, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can always contact the Chief Vigilance Officer regarding any corruption or malpractices in the CMDA at email@example.com.
'''Functions of the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority'''
The CMDA carries out surveys of the CMDA planning area and prepares report on it. Based on these surveys, the CMDA charts out a detailed development plan, for the area that comes under its jurisdiction. They prepare a land use map which helps them in proper development. They prepare a new town development plan and secure layout for any area that is the planning area.
'''Units of CMDA'''
The CMDA has different units to perform different functions regarding the development of the area that comes under its jurisdiction. The Area Plans Unit is responsible for issuing planning permissions, approval of layouts, and reclassification of lands, reviewing of the local body’s performance, and enforcing regulations in the area. The Area Development Unit executes the strategies. Master Plan Unit, Project Management Unit, and the Enforcement Cell are the other functionaries that work on the strategies on the CMDA.