HYDERABAD: A team of officials led by urban development minister and chairman of the State Advisory committee on Capital Construction for Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday visited the planned city of Chandigarh, joint capital of Punjab and Haryana.
The city officials and people’s representatives and official from both Punjab and Haryana, who received the team, explained about the planning of Chandigarh and various infrastructure facilities in place. Narayana and others inspected the transport system, roads, parks and other infrastructure facilities in the city. They also visited Sukna Lake, the beautiful man- made lake. They were explained about how the 100 metric tonnes of the 300 metric tonnes generated in the city is converted to fuel blocks and supplied to furnaces and boilers in the industries. The team visited the state-of-the-art garbage dumping yard on the city outskirts.
The officials also explained about the administrative functioning, various laws pertaining to cleanliness, traffic regulation, garbage waste disposal and solid waste management, building construction and regulation, actions initiated against rule breakers etc.
Narayana and his team were also told about the eco-balance maintained in city planning and administration by effective utilisation of natural resources like solar energy, steps taken for prevention of pollution etc.
- Constructed in 114 sqkm by integrating 22 villages in 1950
- Made Union Territory in 1966
- Upgraded as Municipal Corporation in 1994
- Has 1400 green belts, parks and gardens
- Is the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana.
- Is seat for three administrations
- Well connected with New Delhi and other important cities
- Had registered 40 percent urban population increase between 2001-11