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
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
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.
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
25. Care Fusion
26. Digiblitz Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
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
38. QA Infotech
39. Quantum Solutions
40. Reliance Communications
41. Security Weiver
42. Spanco Telesystems and Solutions
44. Taurus Agile
45. Tech Mahindra
46. Virsa Systems
Phone and Communication
Chandigarh is connected to world through very good Landline and Wireless communication
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
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.