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History

Chandigarh is picturesquely located near the foothills of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas in Northwest India and is India's first planned and green city which is rightly nicknamed as "The City Beautiful". Chandigarh derived its name from Chandi Mandir, a temple of goddess Chandi, which is located in Haryana. The master plan of this city was designed by the well-known French architect, Le Corbusier and has an unparalleled architecture. Chandigarh is one of the seven Union Territories of India and serves as a capital for two states, Punjab and Haryana. Chandigarh has two satellite cities, Panchkula and Mohali.
Chandigarh is divided into 47 self-contained sectors. Each sector of the city is designed with its own shops, academic, and health care buildings, and places of worship, open spaces, greenery and the residential areas.

The city is divided into four major work areas. In the north, the capital complex, consisting of the Secretariat, Legislative Assembly and High Court, with the hills as a background dominating the city. Sector 17, which is the city and district centre, houses the administrative and state government offices, as well as shopping malls, banks and other offices. The west contains the university, and institutions of engineering, architecture, Asian studies and medicine. Finally, the east zone, which is the industrial area of the city. In 1966, the Hindi speaking areas were split from the Punjabi speaking areas of the state to form a new state of Haryana. Chandigarh, however, continued to be the capital of both Punjab and Haryana. In a strange anomaly, the city itself was not made part of either state to avoid dispute, but was brought under direct rule by the Central Government, as a union territory. It was agreed that in 1986, the city would pass to Punjab. But this has been indefinitely delayed because Haryana insists on getting some territory in return, and the two states have not been able to agree on it.

 

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Banks in Chandigarh

Most of the banks in Chandigarh provide Automated teller machine facility for the convenience of the customers. Through the ATM facility the customers can withdraw money 24 hours. Some of the banks also offer credit card and debit card facility. The Banks also provide loan to the agriculturists and landless agricultural laborers who need money. Internet banking is another facility catered by the banks, which has made the whole process of banking very convenient. Some of the banks have introduced core banking which has resulted in the operation of banking process easier all over India.
 

Major Industries

Chandigarh IT Park (also Chandigarh Technology Park) is the city's attempt to break into the IT world. Chandigarh's infrastructure, proximity to Delhi, Punjab and Haryana, and the IT talent pool attracts IT businesses looking for office space in the area. Major Indian firms and multinational corporations including Second Foundation (India) Pvt Ltd. (Now Fidelity Information Services), S J Edutech P Limited, FCS Software Solutions Ltd., Quark, Infosys, Dell, Webart Softech have offices in the city and it's suburbs. According to a recent Global Services Survey conducted by Cyber Media, Chandigarh is ranked 9th in the top 50 cities identified globally as ‘emerging outsourcing and IT services destinations.

Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park was conceived in 2001 by Chandigarh administration this was to promote and provide planned facilities to the IT companies and young entrepreneurs. Located in the foothills of Shivaliks, close to Sukhna lake. The Department of Information Technology Chandigarh is this official department under Chandigarh administration dealing with IT policies and promotion of IT park.

 

1.   Infosys Technologies Ltd.

2. Amadeus  

3. Bebo Technologies Ltd.

4. FCS Software Solutions Ltd.  

5. IDS Infotech Ltd.

6. Karin Informatics Services Ltd.

7. Microtek International Pvt. Ltd.  

8. Net Smartz   

9. Net Solutions

10. RT Outsourcing Services Ltd.

11. Second Foundation Inc.  

12. Virsa Systems

13. Compact Disc India

14. PCC Technology Group

15. Damco Solutions Limited   

16. Wipro Technologies Ltd.  

17. Tech Mahindra Ltd.   

18. Rolta India Limited   

19. Bharti Airtel Ltd.   

20. KMG Infotech Pvt. ltd.   

21. Silicon Valley Systech Inc.   

22. 22nd Century Technologies Inc.    

23. Ramtech Software Solutions    

24. Agilent    

25. Care Fusion    

26. Digiblitz Technologies Pvt. Ltd.   

27. Erricson  

28. eSys Info Services Ltd.  

29. Expert Rating    

30. Gold Finch Mobile Solutions  

31. IBM Daksh   

32. Ind Sigma   

33. Infosys Technologies Ltd.    

34. Miracle Studios    

35. Net Solutions   

36. Next Gen   

37. Onicra   

38. QA Infotech  

39. Quantum Solutions   

40. Reliance Communications   

41. Security Weiver   

42. Spanco Telesystems and Solutions   

43. SUROGO.COM   

44. Taurus Agile  

45. Tech Mahindra   

46. Virsa Systems   

47. Widex    

48. Winshuttle

 

 

Phone and Communication

Chandigarh is connected to world through very good Landline and Wireless communication network.

There are various land line and Wireless Phone service providers like BSNL,Airtel,Spice,Hutch,Reliance and Vodaphone .Most of the mobile (cell phone) services have good range in all the areas.

Weather Conditions

Chandigarh weather has a sub tropical continental monsoon with hot summers, cold winters, intermittent rainfall and large variation in temperature. In winter, frost occurs during December and January sometimes. The mean annual rainfall is 617 mm. Chandigarh receives occasional winter rains from western disturbance. The maximum temperature in summer is 44 degree Celsius. But temperatures in summer usually remain between 35 to 42 degree Celsius. In fall, the temperature may rise to a maximum of 36 degree Celsius. The minimum temperature during fall is 13 degree Celsius and the temperature remains between 16 to 27 degree Celsius. Winters in Chandigarh are really cool and sometimes get quite chilly. Maximum temperature during winter season is 15 degree Celsius and minimum temperature is Zero degree Celsius. The climate is very pleasant during the spring season. Temperatures vary between 9 degree Celsius to 25 degree Celsius.

Like other parts of North India, Chandigarh also shows large variation in temperatures.
Chandigarh is close to many hill stations like manali and mussourie. Best time to visit Chandigarh is during the spring season because of the very pleasant climate. Temperatures never go beyond 26 degree Celsius in spring season. If you like frosty winters, Chandigarh is the ideal place to spend winter holidays. No matter which season you visit Chandigarh, this city always has some surprises for you. The proximity to forest areas helps the city to maintain a warm weather even in summer season. . In short, Chandigarh Weather is a marvelous and adjustable.