Wednesday, February 13, 2008 artificial city..

Chandigarh, nick named beautiful city, is a perfect example of city planning and urban development. It is located at the foot of Sivalks mountains of the Himalayas. Being a Union territory, it serves as capital for two states in India, Punjab and Haryana. A smoke free city, where the anti-tobacco ban is carried out. The city is built according to the modernist city planning principles of CIAM. Le Corbusier gave a plan to build Chandigarh in terms of division of urban functions.

The city plan is confined to grid pattern, that is, the city is divided into many rectangular patterns each having an equal area, 800x1200. The sectors are self sufficient, each with its own market, places of worship, schools and colleges - all within 10 minutes walking distance from within the sector. Assembly, the secretariat and the high court are all built in Sector 1 completely designed and planned by Le Corbusier. There are two satellite cities in Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali, collectively known as Chandigarh Tricity. Mohali has a famous cricket stadium, P.C.A (Punjab Cricket Association) Cricket Stadium.

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