Local body polls in Manali, Zone 2: Wards, candidates and issues

A useful compiler for residents of Zone 2, comprised of areas such as Kosapur, Elandacheri and Manali New Town, as they get set to vote on February 19th.

Zone Snapshot

Wards– 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

Population– 99359 (2013)

Polling Stations– 97

To locate your polling station – https://tnsec.tn.nic.in/tn_election_urban2021/find_your_polling_station.php

To locate your ward and zone – https://chennaicorporation.gov.in/gcc/citizen-details/location-service/find_zone.jsp

Issues in the Zone

  • Poor bus connectivity is an issue in Manali. With the discontinuation of many small buses, the frequency and number of routes plying in the zone has reduced, leaving residents stranded. 
  • Lack of a proper sewage system is an issue in the zone. The underground network is incomplete and the residents see frequent overflowing of sewage. A properly connected sewage system is the need of the hour. 
  • The stormwater drain project in Kosasthaliyar needs immediate attention as the zone is affected during the monsoons. Proper laying of stormwater drain network is necessary to prevent flooding and water-logging.
  • Air pollution is a key issue in the zone due to the presence of the thermal power plant. The residents also face problems due to fly ash. Water contamination is widely prevalent caused by the industries present in the zone.

Read more: If you’re in Manali, this is why you are always coughing!


thermal power plant
Residents of Kuruvimedu who live near the Vallur Thermal Power plant have complained of wide ranging health issues due to its operations. Pic: Wikimedia Commons/VtTN (CC BY: SA 3.0)

Ward 15

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor: K. Vanitha

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
NandiniDMK
MohanaADMK
SanthakumariIndependent Candidate
VanithaPMK
PoongodiNTK
MalathiBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 15, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 16

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor: K.Thangasivam

Reservation: Scheduled Castes (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
RajendranDMK
DevendranADMK
VijayakumarIndependent Candidate
SubhaAMMK
RajaBJP
JayappanNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 16, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 17

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor: N. Kavitha

Reservation: Scheduled Castes (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
KavithaDMK
JayashankarADMK
TamizhselviPMK
VinnarasiAMMK
VignesvaranBJP
SarvanamuthuNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 17, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 18

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor: D. Durai

Reservation: Schedueled Castes (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
BhaskaranIndependent Candidate
ShridaranADMK
KishoreMNM 
VijayanVCK
SureshBJP
Asok KumarPMK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 18, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 19

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor: G. Parthiban

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
KasinathanDMK
DurairajADMK
SinivasanIndependent Candidate
Sheikh BareedAMMK
KumaranBJP
SureshkumarNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 19, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 20

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor: A.V. Arumugam

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
ArumuganDMK
ParthibanADMK
Santha MahalakshmiMNM 
VinothrajAMMK
SekharIndependent Candidate
AnandanNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 20, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 21

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor: R. Gnanasekar

Reservation: Scheduled Castes (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
MuthusamiDMK
Rajesh SekharADMK
PrabhakaranDMDK
VinodAMMK
VijayakumarBJP
MathankumarNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 21, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

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