Kollam Municipal Corporation
Kollam Municipal Corporation
കൊല്ലം മുനിസിപ്പല് കോര്പ്പറേഷന്
Logo of KMC
|Founded||1 October 2000|
Vijaya Francis, CPI
CPI(M): 25 seats
CPI: 11 seats
INC: 11 seats
RSP: 4 seats
JSS: 1 seat
BJP: 2 seats
SDPI: 1 seat
|2015 - LDF Won|
|2010 - LDF Won|
|Corporation Office, Cantonment, Kollam|
|ISO 9001:2015 certification (May 2019) for the best Municipal administration and services.|
Kollam Municipal Corporation (KMC) is an ISO 9001:2015 certified civic body that governs the City of Kollam in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the fourth largest city corporation in the state by population and fifth largest by area. Constituted in 1903 and officially recognized as city corporation in 2000, the body governs an area of 73.03 square kilometres (28.20 sq mi) centered on Kollam with about 55 wards and a population of 397,419.
- 1 History
- 2 Structure
- 3 Zones
- 4 Councils
- 5 Functions
- 6 Kollam City Corporation Election 2015
- 7 Mayors of Kollam
- 8 Former Municipal Chairmen of Old Quilon Municipality
- 9 Kollam Corporation projects under construction/ completed
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Kollam, known historically as Quilon, was an ancient trade hub and one of the largest port cities in Asia. The population density of the coastal belt of Kollam is very high compared to any other city in the state. After the constitution of Kochi as a corporation in 1967, there were intense demands to upgrade the densely populated Kollam City into a city corporation. As a result, on 1 October 2000, Kollam Municipality was upgraded by the Kerala Government to a Municipal Corporation.
The city population of Kollam increased substantially from 139,852 in 1991 to 346,013 in 2011. In 1991, the Vadakkevila, Sakthikulangara, Eravipuram and Kilikollur panchayats were merged with Kollam City. As a result, the area run by the municipal corporation increased from 18.48 square kilometres (7.14 sq mi) to 58.18 square kilometres (22.46 sq mi). Later in May 2015, Thrikkadavoor panchayath is merged with Kollam city and total population of the city became 397,419 with total area of 73.03 square kilometres (28.20 sq mi).
|Kollam Municipal Corporation (KMC)|
|Police Commissioner||Arul B. Krishna IPS|
|Deputy Mayor||Vijaya Francis|
|Secretary||V. R. Raju|
|District Collector||B. Abdul Nasar|
The City Corporation of Kollam has a 55-member council headed by a Mayor assisted by a Deputy Mayor. On an average, every ward consists of a population of around 7,000. Each ward is represented in the municipal council by an elected councilor. The Kerala Municipalities (KM) Act, 1994, governs all functions in KMC. Also there are 8 standing committees in the corporation for the ease of smooth governance of the city. Each and every standing committee is headed by an elected councilor and he will become the chairman of the particular standing committee. The standing committees are:
- Finance standing committee
- Development standing committee
- Welfare standing committee
- Health & Education standing committee
- Public works standing committee
- Town planning standing committee
- Tax appeal standing committee
- Education & Sports standing committee
For the ease of administration, Kollam Municipal Corporation is divided into 7 zones. There are zonal offices in each zones of the corporation.
- Central Zone – 1, Kollam City Corporation
- Central Zone – 2 (Headquartered at Cantonment), Kollam City Corporation
- Sakthikulangara Zone, Kollam City Corporation
- Vadakkevila Zone, Kollam City Corporation
- Kilikollur Zone, Kollam City Corporation
- Eravipuram Zone, Kollam City Corporation
- Thrikkadavoor Zone, Kollam City Corporation
Kollam city corporation consists of 55 divisions or councils spread across its 7 zones.
|Councils of Kollam Municipal Corporation|
As per the Kerala Municipal Act of 1994, the Government of Kerala transferred powers and functions to Local Self-Governments in the year 1995, along with institutions, offices, and functionaries. As per the act, 18 functions are maintained by the Municipal Corporation
- Regulation of land use and construction of buildings
- Roads and bridges
- Sanitation and SWM
- Slum improvement/upgradation
- Urban poverty alleviation
- Provision of urban amenities such as parks and playgrounds
- Promotion of cultural, educational, and aesthetic aspects
- Burial grounds and crematoria
- Cattle pounds
- Public health - Sewerage, water supply
- Registration of births and deaths
- Public conveniences including street lighting, parking lots, etc.
- Regulation of slaughter houses
- Spatial planning (urban and socio-economic planning)
- Urban Forestry
- Fire fighting
- Safeguarding the interests of weaker sections
Kollam City Corporation Election 2015
|S.No.||Political Front/Party||Party symbol||Number of Corporators|
Mayors of Kollam
|Mayors of Kollam|
|V. Rajendrababu||16 March 2006||8 November 2010||CPI(M)|
|Prasanna Earnest||9 November 2010||8 November 2014||CPI(M)|
|Honey Benjamin||27 November 2014||8 November 2015||CPI|
|V. Rajendrababu||18 November 2015||Present||CPI(M)|
Former Municipal Chairmen of Old Quilon Municipality
|Former Municipal Chairmen of Old Quilon Municipality|
|C. Sankara Menon||1921||1922|
|M. R. Govinda Pillai||1925||1927|
|M. R. Madhava Varrier||1927||1930|
|Paravoor Narayana Pillai||1930||1932|
|K. G. Parameswaran Pillai||1932||1948|
|P. R. Kochukrishna Pillai||1952||1956|
|K. Kesavan Potti||1956||1960|
|T. K. Divakaran||1962||1967|
|S. Abdul Rahuman Koya||15 March 1967||29 April 1968|
|N. Thankappan||13 May 1968||7 March 1980|
|Karumalil Sukumaran||2 June 1980||7 May 1982|
|K. Thankappan||28 August 1982||22 November 1983|
|C. Raghavan Pillai||1 December 1983||29 September 1984|
|Gopalakrishnapillai||26 October 1984||10 April 1985|
|C. V. Ananda Bose||26 April 1985||9 July 1987|
|Neelagangadharan||5 August 1987||4 February 1988|
|Karumalil Sukumaran||17 November 1988||30 September 1995|
|K. Thankappan||4 October 1995||1 April 1998|
|Prof. N. G. Moorthy||4 May 1998||5 October 1999|
|Uliyakovil Sasi||29 October 1999||30 September 2000|
Kollam Corporation projects under construction/ completed
The Chinnakada underpass is a public road infrastructure project for the city of Kollam as part of the Kerala Sustainable Urban Development Project supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to ease traffic congestion at Chinnakada, the city CBD of Kollam. The presence of an existing Railway over bridge and three close intersections with heavy traffic limits the option for traffic management measures including junction improvement. That caused the authorities to think about this underpass at Chinnakada. Chinnakada is a complex junction where roads from Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Downtown, Sengottai, Ashramam(Residency Road), Kollam Beach and the City bus stand road meets.
Preliminary design prepared by NATPAC(National Transportation Planning and Research Centre) for the underpass involved the acquisition of 0.08 hectares (0.20 acres) of government land on a temporary basis. The height of the road passage above the underpass was increased to 5.5 metres (18 ft) from 5 metres (16 ft) to facilitate movement of modern container trucks through the underpass. Underpass has been thrown open to the public by the end of May 2015.
Marine Aquarium at Kollam Beach
On 22 June 2014, construction work started on a marine aquarium at Kollam Beach, which is first of its kind in the state of Kerala. The Harbour Engineering Department constructed the aquarium on the eastern side of the beach on behalf of Kollam Corporation. The foundation stone for the project was laid in March 2014 and is inaugurated on 14 July 2019. The aquarium has 24 tanks worth Rs.25 lakhs and a pool consist of 12,000 litre capacity, having 18 varieties of marine fishes. The facility is open for public in the evenings with a fee of Rs 25 per person.
- Kollam District
- Kollam Lok Sabha constituency
- Kollam Assembly Constituency
- 2005 Kollam Municipal Corporation election
- "Kollam Corporation achieved ISO Certification". 17 May 2019. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
- Kollam Corporation achieved ISO Certification, 17 May 2019, retrieved 18 June 2019
- Municipal Corporations in Kerala - Kollam
- Kollam Municipal Corporation Details
- Corporation zonal office, Kollam
- "Office of the Chief Town Planner". Townplanning.kerala.gov.in. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
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- Rapid Baseline Assessment in Kollam City - Ministry of Urban Development Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine
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- "Thrikadavur Panchayath". Thrikadavur Panchayath. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
- "CPI(M) rides to power in five of six corporations in Kerala". The Economic Times. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
- Kollam Corporation Council
- Committees in Kerala Corporations - Kollam
- Kollam Corporation Standing Committees
- Standing panel chiefs elected
- "Building Permit Management System -Kollam Corporation". Retrieved 16 December 2014.
- "Award for Kollam Mayor". The Hindu. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
- Thrust on poverty alleviation in Kollam
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- "Jamshedpur Utilities & Services Company Limited". Juscoltd.com. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
- "Prasanna Earnest to be Kollam Mayor". The Hindu. 5 November 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
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- "Former Municipal Chairmen". Kollam Municipal Corporation. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
- Chinnakada underpass: dispute settled
- ADB Resettlement Planning Document - Chinnakada underpass
- Chinnakada underpass work to be over by September
- "Traffic remains messy at Chinnakada - The Hindu". Retrieved 4 June 2015.
- "Kollam Corporation opens Marine aquarium". 16 July 2019. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
- A home for marine life in Kollam
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