Unified Metropolitan Authority

An Act to provide for the establishment of a Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority
for Chennai Metropolitan Planning Area and for matters connected therewith
and incidental thereto.
WHEREAS there are many agencies involved in planning, operating and managing
transportation system in Chennai Metropolitan Planning Area;
AND WHEREAS proper co-ordination and streamlining the activities among such
agencies is necessary in order to utilize the available infrastructure facilities and resources
for development;
NOW, THEREFORE, the State Government decided to establish a Unified Metropolitan
Transport Authority for the above purposes;
BE it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Tamil Nadu in the
Sixty-first Year of the Republic of India as follows:—

  1. (1) This Act may be called the Chennai Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority
    Act, 2010.
    (2) It extends to the whole of Chennai Metropolitan Planning Area.
    (3) It shall come into force on such date as the Government may, by notification,
  2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, —
    (a) “Authority” means the Chennai Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority
    established under section 3;
    (b) “Government” means the State Government;
    (c) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules;
    (d) words and expressions used but not defined in this Act shall have the meanings
    assigned to them in the Tamil Nadu Town and Country Planning Act, 1971.
  3. (1) There shall be established an Authority by the name “the Chennai Unified
    Metropolitan Transport Authority”.
    (2) The Authority shall be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a
    common seal and shall sue and be sued by the said name.
  4. (1) The Authority shall consist of the following members, namely:-
    (a) Minister in-charge of Transport, who shall be the Chairman, ex-officio;
    (b) Chief Secretary to the Government, who shall be the Vice-Chairman,
    (c) Vice-Chairman of the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority, who shall
    be the Vice-Chairman, ex-officio;
    (d) Secretary to Government, Transport Department, ex-officio;
    (e) Secretary to Government, Finance Department, ex-officio;
    (f) Secretary to Government, Housing and Urban Development Department, ex-officio;
    (g) Secretary to Government, Highways Department, ex-officio;
    (h) Secretary to Government, Home Department, ex-officio;
    (i) Secretary to Government, Municipal Administration and Water Supply
    Department, ex-officio;
    (j) Commissioner of Police, Greater Chennai, ex-officio;
    (k) Commissioner, Chennai City Municipal Corporation, ex-officio;
    (l) Transport Commissioner, ex-officio;
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    (m) Member-Secretary of the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority,
    (n) General Manager, Southern Railway, Chennai, ex-officio;
    (o) Divisional Railway Manager, Chennai Division, Southern Railway, Chennai,
    (p) Managing Director, Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Chennai) Limited,
    Chennai, ex-officio;
    (q) Managing Director, Chennai Metro Rail Limited, Chennai, ex-officio;
    (r) One eminent traffic and transportation expert nominated by the Government.
    (2) The Authority may co-opt not more than three additional members in
    accordance with such procedure and terms and conditions as may be prescribed.
    (3) When the Chairman of the Authority is unable to discharge the functions owing
    to absence, illness or any other cause, one of the two Vice-Chairmen, senior by rank,
    shall discharge the functions of the Chairman until the Chairman assumes charge of his
  5. A person shall be disqualified for being nominated or co-opted as a member
    of the Authority or for being such member, if—
    (a) he is of unsound mind;
    (b) he is an applicant to be adjudicated as insolvent or is an un-discharged
    (c) he has been sentenced for any offence involving moral turpitude, punishable
    under any law with imprisonment, such sentence not having been annulled and a period
    of five years has not elapsed from the date of expiration of the sentence;
    (d) he incurs such other disqualification as may be prescribed.
  6. (1) The nominated member shall hold office for a term of three years and shall
    be eligible for re-nomination for a further term of three years:

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