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Conceptual Planning of Chandigarh: Presentation made to the Adviser

Chandigarh, 1st Feb, 2019:  A presentation was made by the Chief Architect, Department of Urban Planning, Chandigarh Administration, Sh. Kapil Setia before the Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Sh. Manoj Parida to showcase brief background on the conceptual planning of  Chandigarh. 

The presentation highlighted the architectural controls and planning parameters being followed from time to time. The Management plan of Capitol Complex was also showcased along with the  Inception and development of periphery areas of the city.

The Chief Architect also apprised the Adviser about the latest Chandigarh Building Rules (Urban) 2017, new Rural Building Byelaws, and Self Certification of Building Plan Scheme under ‘Ease of Doing Business’. The constitution and administrative working of the Department of Urban Planning, the achievements and ongoing planning projects were also presented to the Adviser to the Administrator, U.T Chandigarh.

The presentation also showcased the important projects undertaken by the Department like Revitalization of Sector 17, holistic development plan of the Punjab & Haryana High Court, various projects of Govt Medical College & Hospital, Sector 32, GMSH,Sector 16, 100 bedded Hospital in Sector-48, Govt. College, Manimajra, addition of hostel blocks for various government colleges, various new Sports Complexes such as Sector 39, Sarangpur, New Secretariat Building, CAP Complex in Dhanas, planning more cycle tracks, public bike stations for last mile connectivity etc.

Other projects such as Kalagram, Beant Singh Memorial, NCPA, sector 34, completion of Martyrs’ Monument, etc. and sensitive issue of heritage furniture were also brought to the notice of Adviser to the Administrator.

The Adviser to the Administrator reviewed the projects of the Department in the presence of Sh. Ajoy Kumar Sinha, IAS, Finance Secretary-cum-Secretary, and lauded the efforts of the Department in retaining the sanctity of the original plan with the present day development pressures.

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