was constituted as a Town Panchayat as per 3.12.1888 St.
Gazette No. 86 and upgraded as Third grade municipality in
the year 1978. As per G.O. No. 85, date: 1.1.1978. The population
of the town was then 33743. The entire area of Melur Town
Revenue villages Melur and Karuthapuliampatti was included
within the jurisdiction of the municipality. At present from
22.5.1998 onwards as per G.O. No.5. Municipal Administration
and Watersupply Department, classified as Second grade municipality.
The Municipal office is situated nearly 0.5 kms East from
bus stand, on the Melur to Thiruvathavur State Highways Road