Chandigarh is an epitome of Urban Transformation Model and acts as one of the crucial case studies for the Urban Planners and Architects across the world. The city founded in the foothills of Shivalik range right after India gained independence is the first and still one of the best planned cities in the country. Priya Yadav and Sreetama Datta of Elets News Network(ENN) chronicle the urban transformation of the city beautiful.
Chandigarh, also known as the city beautiful is unique in multiple ways. The Union Territory serves as the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana. Ruled by Chandigarh Administration, the city is undergoing rapid urbanisation and the transformation has been holistic and all-inclusive.
Chandigarh is one of the first planned cities of India and also enjoys a unique geographical advantage of being located at the foothills of the Shivaliks. Also, the location gives an easy connectivity to the major states of North India, namely, the National Capital Territory of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh. It is indeed not hard to guess that Chandigarh is the hub of investments.
It is one of the greenest cities of India with 1,400 green belts, parks and gardens. According to the Chandigarh Administration, the high profile services provided by the Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation are a role model for other urban cities.