Chandigarh first Indian city to provide 100% water connections

Chandigarh has become the first city to provide water connections to all the households.

Under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), more than 2.10 lakh households have been provided water taps.

Under the Smart City plan, Chandigarh has constructed 50 kms of cycle tracks. Another 40 kms of cycle track is being built at a cost of Rs 18 crore.

Chandigarh is also building smart parking at 25 locations so that more than  50,000 vehicles can be provided a parking space in the city.

The Union Territory will start retrofitting Sector 43 at the cost of Rs 4,500 crore. This project will start at the end of the financial year.

The Urban Development Ministry has sanctioned Rs.6,272 crore for Chandigarh Smart City, the highest of the 90 smart cities so far approved.

During a review meet chaired by Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation M Venkaiah  Naidu, various Smart City projects of Chandigarh were discussed. Senior officials of Chandigarh administration were present in this review meet.

Naidu has completed review of progress of urban missions in 29 States and Union Territories so far.