Chandigarh known as the City Beautiful recognized as one of the cleanest, greenest and safest cities in the country. Though the city is known to be very well-planned and well-maintained, the Administration continues to strive hard towards improving the infrastructure and management. During the financial year 2018-19 too, the UT Administration has undertaken numerous development projects for the welfare and facilitation of residents.
Among the steps undertaken, the Advisory Council was revamped to encourage the participation of various stakeholders in the decision making process in the governance of the city. Another important initiative undertaken was democratic decentralization as per time to time guidance of NITI Aayog in the shape of indicators under Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as well as under various schemes monitored by Prime Minister Office whereby the functioning of Health, Education, Infrastructure development, Smart City, Financial Inclusive, Digital transaction, Swachh Bharat Mission and computerization and the management of V3 roads, parks and gardens transferred to the Municipal Corporation. The glory of SukhnaLake was revived through a massive upgradation programme. Further, true to the vision of the city’s architect Le Courbusier, the UT Administration envisages to retain the basic architectural heritage of the city while addressing public needs within the city’s rapidly changing demographic profile.
In addition, the southern sectors of Chandigarh, which till recently, had missed figuring in top priority areas, were given special attention. Several theme-based gardens were developed. Schools and colleges have been established for the benefit of the people in those sectors. Initiatives have been taken to modernize the transport system by introducing the JNNURM AC, Non-AC Buses and Mini AC Buses. The police department has also been strengthened through increased manpower along with an effective communication system and appropriate mobility system to maintain public order.
The health infrastructure has been given special boost leading to the improvement in various health indicators like Indardanush, Ayushmaan Bharat, MatruVandanaYojanaetc. in the city. In the tourism sector, the city hosted a number of mega events such as the Arts and Heritage Festival, Chandigarh National Crafts Mela besides the existing Chandigarh Carnival and the Annual Rose Festival.