10 Reasons to be resident in Chandigarh

10 Reasons to be resident in Chandigarh

By Inderjeet Kaur

Chandigarh the beautiful city of India has been rated by a magazine as the 'best city tolive in'. This rating has been given analyzing among a group of 55 Indian cities. It is atthe top because it has been scored the highest for these categories that are jobs,income, financial infrastructure, consumption, fared well on educational facilities,availability of good, affordable housing facilities & transport infrastructure.

Chandigarh is the city which has unique urban planning & architecture after theindependence of India. Chandigarh has the highest cost of living but with others better facilities. Chandigarh has efficient administration and welldefined base of residential and commercial. The whole city are divided into various sectors, each with residential and commercial belts.

The quality of life in Chandigarh is one of the best in the country with scenic mountains few kilometers away from Chandigarh. There are some points below that will give a clear idea about benefits for being a resident of Chandigarh.


  • Transportation: In Chandigarh there is easy availability of buses, autos,rickshaw, taxi, railways and also airways (Domestic/International). The city andits neighboring city Panchkula, Mohali and Zirakpur are well connected to each other. The Transport Department of Chandigarh Administration takes the responsibility for providing an effective public transportation system with control of vehicular pollution. All the roads are RCC roads and use plastic waste in road construction.
  • Education: The education system in Chandigarh has shown absoluteadvancement in learning and informative ways. The government has also provided ample schools to provide schooling facilities within one KM area of residence. There are quite a large number of private schools/educational institutes and colleges. A Higher level of education is also excellent. There are 3 Post graduate colleges and Panjab University with various streams. Vocational courses are also available in Chandigarh.
  • Health Care: City is also best in health care facilities. There are many government multispeciality hospitals, PGIMER and many private hospitals such as Fortis, MAX & IVY. The Chandigarh hospitals provide 24hours facilities and services for patients with best of medical services and treatments. Hospitals have almost all specialized departments which maintain good medical and health standard.
  • Residential: There is a number of options to reside in Chandigarh and its adjoining cities. Availability of houses/flats/apartments for rent and for sale. The rate of housing inside the house is more costly than outskirts. One can find 1, 2,& 3 BHK, penthouses, flats and independent floor easily.
  • Lifestyle: People in Chandigarh lead a leisure lifestyle, which sets them apart from other cities residents of India. The people of Chandigarh have adapted a fast paced lifestyle. People in the city are very friendly. Even when they live a very busy life, they try to make it a point to dedicate some of their time to their loved ones and go for outing to some of the major attractions of the city. This city is also a trendsetter in fashion. People in Chandigarh go off to sleep early and no occasion is extended beyond 10 pm.
  • Economic Zone : Chandigarh IT Park, Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park is the region's economic transformation. It is fully developed with lots of MNCs and large companies. The Mohali IT park, Quark city & industrial area have lots of IT/ITES companies. There are lots of job opportunities.
  • Power Facility : Chandigarh has longterm tieups with power corporations toensure uninterrupted power supplies to the whole city. The talks for a gas pipeline to set in the city were going on with GAIL to set up 250 MW power plants in the city. The UT administration is in touch with all the foreign companies for harnessing Solar energy to set up a plant for the manufacture of Photovoltaic cells.
  • Shopping Areas : Chandigarh is a paradise for shoppers.There are lots of shopping destinations in Chandigarh with good malls to buy living goods and grocery. Some of the famous places are Sector 17, 22, 9, TDI Mall, Central Mall, Elante Mall, City Emporium, etc. The shopping markets are luxuriant and the crowd is elite which enhances the beauty of these markets and enriches the shopping experience.
  • Tourist Spot : There are so many fabulous places for spending good time with your family. Chandigarh tourism provides splendid facility of parks, museums, art galleries, lake and gardens etc. It extends the attraction of green city. Easy availability for every class of hotels for outside visitors. Residents can be planned their vacations in adjoining hill stations like Kasauli, Solan and Shimla.
  • Bright Plan for future : Many options will be starting for future in every field like City development plan, Expand More IT businesses, Metro plan, and collaboration with other countries for execution of some master plans.