Registration department to bifurcate Chennai zone – Times of India

Chennai News
CHENNAI: The registration department will bifurcate the Chennai zone in the next couple of weeks to meet the spurt in demand expected due to the five-fold expansion of Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA).
While it will be divided into Chennai North and South Districts, a new registration zone will be created in Tambaram. Real estate developers also feel that it is a good move and will ensure faster grievance redressal. Tamil Nadu which has a total of 37 revenue districts is divided into 50 registration districts. The Chennai zone is divided into five registration districts comprising Chennai, Chengalpet, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts.

Now Chennai will be divided into two districts – North and South. The North district will comprise – North, South, Central zones of Chennai and Tiruvallur districts and the South will encompass Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu and the new Tambaram registration zone.
“The Tambaram registration zone will get five registrar offices from South Zone – Tambaram, Selaiyur, Pallavaram, Pammal and Guduvanchery,” said an official from the registration department.
B Jothi Nirmalasamy, secretary, commercial taxes and registration department said this move will help equip the registration department in accordance to the expanded CMDA limits. “The workload of the sub-registrar offices will also reduce,” she added.
Another official from the registration department said this will aid in better surveillance. “Chennai accounts for 40% of revenue generated across the state from property transaction and out of this the highest is from the South Zone. With the bifurcation, the load will be uniformly distributed,” added the official.
S Ramaprabhu, committee chairman, municipal and DTCP, Builders Association of India welcomed the move. “This is very important at a juncture when the city and the suburbs are seeing a lot of development,” he explained.
S Sridharan, chairman, Policy -Housing and Urban development CREDAI National, said the department should consider allowing a resident to register property in SRO of their choice within the respective zone. “This will be of great help to elderly and public in general,” he said.