Coimbatore Municipal Corporation

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Coimbatore Corporation
The logo of the Corporation of Coimbatore
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Thiru. Sravan Kumar Jatavath IAS
P. Gandhimathi
K. Rajamani, IAS
Meeting place
Victoria Town Hall

The Coimbatore Municipal Corporation (officially: Coimbatore Corporation) is the civic body that governs the city of Coimbatore in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


The municipality of Coimbatore was established in 1866 according to the Town Improvements Act of 1865,[1] with industrialist Sir Robert Stanes as its first Chairman.[2] The early days of the municipality were difficult as it had to tackle plague epidemics and earthquakes.[1] In 1934, the municipality elected its first woman Chairman, K. Thankamma Jacob.[3]Justice Party politician R. K. Shanmukham Chetty served as the Vice-Chairman of the municipality from 1917 to 1920.[4] Coimbatore was upgraded to a municipal corporation in 1981, the third in Tamil Nadu.[5] In 2012, the Corporation won the "Best Corporation Award" from the Government of Tamil Nadu.[6]


This corporation consists of 148 wards and is headed by a mayor who presides over a deputy mayor and other councillors who represent the wards. The mayor is elected directly through a first past the post voting system and the deputy mayor is elected by the councillors from among their numbers. For administrative purpose the Coimbatore corporation is divided into five zones namely North, South, East, West and Central headed by a chairman. Coimbatore is divided into five broad regions: North, West, Central, South and East. In 2011, the area was expanded to include certain rural parts into the metropolis. The city is surrounded by the mountains on the west, reserve forests on the northern side, the Western Ghats on the western and northern part.[7]


The executive wing of the corporation is headed by a Corporation Commissioner. The corporation runs and maintains basic services like water, sewage and roads.[8][9] The district itself is administered by the District Collector.

Law enforcement[edit]

The Coimbatore City Police was formed in 1972 after the bifurcation of the existing Coimbatore Police Force to assist in law enforcement.[10][11] Coimbatore police commissionerate was formed in 1990.[12] The jurisdiction of the Commissionerate of Police extends to the jurisdictional limits of the Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation.[11] In 2011, when the limits of the Municipal Corporation were increased, the jurisdiction of the police was also increased to include newly added areas.[12] There are 18 police stations in Coimbatore City, numbered B-1 to B-15[13] along with three "All-Women" Police stations.[14] The CCP has three wings: traffic, law and order, and crime. Each of these wings comes under four zones: North, South, east and West.[14] The District court is the highest court of appeal in Coimbatore.


  1. ^ a b Imperial Gazetteer of India. 10. Clarendon Press. 1908. pp. 371–372.
  2. ^ S. Muthiah (14 April 2003). "'Golden Tips' in the Nilgiris". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 June 2010.
  3. ^ Devika, J. (2005). Her-self: early writings on gender by Malayalee women, 1898-1938. Popular Prakashan. p. 112.
  4. ^ P. Rajeswar Rao (1991). "R. K. Shanmukham Chetty". The Great Indian Patriots, Volume 2. Mittal Publications. p. 120. ISBN 8170992885, ISBN 978-81-7099-288-2.
  5. ^ Palanithurai, Ganapathy (2007). A handbook for panchayati raj administration (Tamil Nadu). Concept Publishing Company. p. 80. ISBN 81-8069-340-6, ISBN 978-81-8069-340-3.
  6. ^ "Best Corporation Award: and the credit goes to…?". Coimbatore. The Hindu. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  7. ^ Coimbatore Forest Division, Tamilnadu, India Archived July 1, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Coimbatore Corporation Citizens Charter" (PDF). Coimbatore Corporation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 March 2005. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
  9. ^ "Enact anti-defection law for councillors, says Jayalalithaa". The Hindu. 22 September 2006. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
  10. ^ "History of Coimbatore City Police [1970s]". Coimbatore City Police. Archived from the original on 21 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  11. ^ a b "History of Coimbatore City Police [1980s]". Coimbatore City Police. Archived from the original on 28 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  12. ^ a b VS, Palaniappan (15 February 2011). "City police jurisdiction set to expand". Coimbatore. The Hindu. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Neighbourhood Police Details". Coimbatore City Police. Archived from the original on 16 February 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  14. ^ a b R, Sairam (11 December 2013). "One more All Women Police Station sought in Coimbatore". Coimbatore. The Hindu. Retrieved 28 January 2014.

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