Kolathur is a state assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu, carved out of former Purasawalkam and Villivakkam assembly segments after the Delimitation of Constituencies, 2008. It is currently a part of Chennai North Lok Sabha Constituency.
Kolathur Constituency went to the assembly polls for the first time in the year 2011, when Thalapathi M. K. Stalin of DMK, won against his rival Saidai Sa Duraisamy of AIADMK.
The total electorate in the constituency is 2,52,915. There are 1,25,792 males, 1,27,070 females and 53 others as per the final rolls published on January 10, 2011 before last Assembly Elections. The number of polling booths at that time was 195.
- Senthil Nagar
- Srinivasa Nagar
- Periyar Nagar
- Poombugar Nagar
- Jawagar Nagar
A rapidly developing suburb located around 10 Kms city's center in Chennai, Kolathur is a hub away from the hub. The Inner Ring Road passes right through Kolathur making it one of the best-connected areas in Chennai. Getting to Anna Nagar (2 km away) via the Ring Road takes just 5 minutes. And for outstation travellers, Villivakkam and Perambur railway stations are in close proximity while CMBT is just a half hour drive away!
Also, implementation of the two projects - Perambur flyover and Perambur Locoworks road overbridge — are major achievements for this constituency.
With the basic amenities in place, Kolathur has seen a lot of business and investment head its way, undergoing vast development in the past decade, especially the Real Estate sector. This has seen a large number of people settling down in Kolathur, with a population that has now grown large enough to make it a State Assembly constituency.
Kolathur is known to be a flood-prone locality. Residents often complained of problems of contaminated water and frequent sewage overflow. However, the recent efforts of the elected representatives for improving the storm water drain network are appreciated and have improved the situation on ground.
Additionally, potholed roads remained another concern of the people of this constituency. However, MLA Stalin’s efforts of introducing fully relaid tar roads in various parts of the constituency such as Krishna Nagar have been beneficial for the area.