Chandigarhgot its name from Chandi, the Goddess of power and Garh meaning fortress.
In the year 1951, the well-known French architect, named Le Corbusier, took the charge
of giving the city a modern look. He further appointed a team, who worked under his
supervision and guidance. The team decided to work in two phases. While designing
the city, factors like pollution, traffic, travel and tourism and other environmental
aspects were borne in mind. This is how Chandigarh turned into a well-planned capital
city of Punjab, India.
Govt committed to develop state
Surinder Kaur Badal, wife of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, said the state government
was committed to development of every region and sector of Punjab. For this purpose
Rs five crore were being provided to every constituency.
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Amritsar to have own food street
AMRITSAR: For those who've visited Amritsar for its Golden Temple and Jallianwala
Bagh, the union food processing ministry's choice of the city for setting up a dedicated
food street has come as no surprise. Eating out has always been an experience in
the city, known for its naan, kulcha, puri-chholey, makki di roti and sarson da saag
and Ambarsari machhi.
"Ethnic dishes attract tourists and if provided at one place, which also boasts of
civic amenities and infrastructure, it would definitely be a huge boost for the tourism
industry.Amritsar is one of the four cities selected from across the country for
setting up food streets. It (food street) will provide tourists an opportunity to
stay up late and enjoy night life. No longer will visitors have to follow locals
as they head to their favourite sidewalk vendors or crowd into small cafes tucked
down back alleys."
Fascinated by the idea, the administration has set aside Rs 25 lakh for preparing
a detailed project report and identified land at the rear of Panorama Centre for
Like the food street in Lahore, Amritsar will also attract tourists in large numbers.
Nearly one lakh people visit the city daily to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple
and watch `beating the retreat' ceremony at Attari.