Chandigarh inching closer for a Smart City: Experts


Chandigarh, 23 September(Wishav Warta): Chandigarh has survived its beauty since its inception. Smart Integrated e-governance project should always be kept in mind as Chandigarh is inching closer to become ‘more than’ a Smart City.” insist Kapil Setia, Chief Architect, UT Administration while addressing a gathering at the second day of ARCHIBUILD 2017 being organized by PHD Chamber at Himachal Bhawan, Sector 28, Chandigarh. “e-goverance will not only help to strengthened entire system but also enhance the quality of life.” said Setia.

The fifth edition of this exhibition cum conference on building materials and allied industry is being organized by PHD Chamber in association with Indian Institute of Architects, Chandigarh & Punjab Chapters.

In view of expanding the prosperity of the city, Setia announced Command Control Centre and Disaster Management Cell to cope with any form calamities in near future. He said a subway between Sector 16 and 17 will be soon initiated.

Earlier in the session while addressing the gathering Balkar Singh, Senior Manager, Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) said the need of the hour is to construct next generation buildings which helps in energy conservation. “We need to strengthen the potential of solar source of energy and PEDA in direction are converting numerous building into eco friendly buildings.” Said Balkar Singh.

Ravinder Singh, Project Director, Chandigarh Renewable, Science and Technology Promotion Society in his presentation informed the various initiatives implemented for the affordability towards tapping energy.

“Due to population growth the resources are under constant threats and always falling short of needs and demands. Hence now cities have to address various issues such as urban rejuvenation, climate change, environmental matters, non-renewable resources, social and economic development, increasing populations, city infrastructures, Governance & Funding. Greater emphasis is on cities to think independently for economic growth and sustainability of various infrastructures.” Said Ravinder Singh.

Present on the occasion, Architecture Jeet Kumar Gupta, Chairman, Indian Green Building Council, Chandigarh Chapter, Surinder Bagha, Advisory Committee, UT Home Department, Simarpreet Singh, Senior Officer, Hertek Power amongst other also laid out their plan to make Chandigarh more closer to Smart City.



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