Soon Chennai (India) Government will make fifty grade 3 municipalities to be online under its e-Governance plan. Commissionerate of Municipal Administration (CMA) has developed an urban local bodies portal, which links to websites of 102 municipalities and 5 corporations.
All websites are in English and can be accessed through http://tnulbs.tn.gov.in. Several links, especially for smaller municipalities are fail to lead to appropriate pages. Maps cannot be enlarged and the Flash Player software is required to open the home page of the portal. It is intended to improve all websites with sufficient information. Municipalities have software to find out how much tax is collected in specific bank branches or facilitation centres, the mode of payment and overall collection that can be separated zone-wise, ward-wise and service-wise, which is absent in the Chennai Corporation website. The website also contains the lists of councillors with their phone numbers and addresses, members of committees and voter populations, status of underground drainage system, utilisation of MLA and MP local area funds and works details.