Sunday, 22 November 2015

About Chandigarh

Chandigarh is well known city in India. It is also known as 'City beautiful'. It was designed by French person 'LE CORBOUSIER'. It was dream of our First Prime Minister 'Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru'. It was the first planned city with urban and modern architecture. 'Open Hand' is the symbol of Chandigarh.

Chandigarh derived its name from 'Chandi Mandir'. The deity 'Chandi' means the Goddess of power, Garh means Fort that lying beyond the Chandi temple. Chandigarh is situated in the foothills of shivalik. The foundation stone was laid in 1952. its a union territory under direct control of Centre Government. Now Chandigarh is also known as a capital of Punjab and Haryana.

The city is planned in many sections like, residential, commercial and industrial area. It was planned by architect Le Corbusier with the help of his cousin Pierre Jeanneret. Along with that many Indian architect Narinder S Lamba and J C Verma. They also contributed to build this city.

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