The first civic body

Print edition : September 05, 2014

A view of Ripon Building, the seat of the Corporation of Chennai. It was built in the neoclassical style by Loganatha Mudaliar in 1913. Photo: V. Ganesan

Dr P.V. Cherian, Mayor of Madras, vaccinating a resident of Gokulam Colony on Lloyds Road during the revaccination programme of the Corporation in 1949. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Set up in 1688, the Corporation of Madras, the first civic body of its kind in India, has done pioneering work despite many ups and downs.
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