Tuesday, 25 November 2014

New Chandigarh coming up as the state’s first self-sustained Smart City

New Chandigarh is coming up as the state’s first self-sustained intelligent Smart City equipped with hi-tech facilities and having low carbon emission. Wiser after the experience of Mohali and Panchkula, the Punjab Government is aiming to develop New Chandigarh as a self-contained city, well planned with better amenities in education, healthcare, residential housing and commercial development and not just a satellite town of Chandigarh. The city is being developed on an area of 15,000 acres on the lines of a smart city.
The plotted residential development under GMADA, Ecocity is the upcoming ultra-modern Township in New Chandigarh. Huge residential and infrastructure projects by leading real estate developers like Omaxe and DLF are also coming up with various options of residential living like plots, floors, bungalows, villas etc. as well as office and retail spaces. A world-class cricket stadium by the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) is also in the pipeline. Metro rail connectivity along with a 300 acre Medi city and 1700 acre Education City have also been proposed. Sites for these projects have been identified in the Master Plan for New Chandigarh prepared recently.

In fact, the foundation for a Cancer Hospital has already been laid.
The Government plans to develop the areas as a knowledge village with service oriented businessesin the IT/ITES sector, training centres, science park and higher education institutions in order to attract knowledge workers and provide more job opportunities in the area and make it more eco-friendly. The city’s beautification needs are being especially looked into with golf courses, lakes, waterfronts being developed and brick kilns and waste lands being removed.

- Mr Mohit Goel, CEO Omaxe

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