When it comes to accessing a city which makes it smart you cannot miss The City Beautiful i.e., Chandigarh. There are many points which makes a city smart. Let us try to find about those points and see if they make Chandigarh a real smart city or not:
Uninterrupted Power Supply
One of the best things about Chandigarh is that there is no issue of power supply. Over the years, especially after 2014 the overall power situation across the city has improved. With 24 hours uninterrupted power supply makes it an ideal place to live and grow. This is one of the main reasons for many IT companies setting up their shop.
In order to build the capacity to generate its own power most of the government buildings and commercial projects are encouraged to adapt to solar power generation methods. Not only it is helping in generating clean energy for the city but is also helping the Union Territory to reduce its spending on power.
In recent times, houses with 1 Kanal and more area have been instructed to add solar panels on rooftops which is being considered as welcome step by the residents of this amazing city ultimate.
Intelligent Transport System
With recent procurement of more than 50 electric buses the city’s management is very keen on building an intelligent transport system. Not only it will help in decreasing the carbon footprint but is also helping the city adapt to new and innovative technologies.
Latest developments suggest that the administration is planning to add 80 more electric buses to the existing fleet of 50 buses taking the total to 130 buses. To add more icing on to the cake the administration is also taking a futuristic approach to covert the long distance buses to electric concept in the coming years soon.
Reuse of Sewage Water by Recycling
Though recycling of sewage water is being done for more than a decade now in Chandigarh but capacity enhancement was the need of the hour. And, in last 3 to 4 years especially after 2014 the sewage treatment capacity is also being increased at a rapid scale. Most of the parks in Chandigarh are being supplied with tertiary water to be used for plants and gardening purposes.
Also, big houses with 1 kanal or more area are being mandated to install tertiary water connections which can be used for the gardening purposes.
With all these amazing initiatives and welcome steps the Chandigarh smart city concept is getting a major boost and will definitely lead to city’s growth.