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‘Master Plan of Chandigarh should not be tweaked’

Chandigarh, September 30

Involved in regards to the safety of unpolluted and inexperienced surroundings and the deliberate heritage of the Metropolis Lovely for the long run generations, eminent residents of town have urged UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit that the Grasp Plan of Chandigarh-2031 must be handled sacrosanct and deviation from the identical shouldn’t be allowed.

In a letter to the Administrator, a former Chief Justice of Allahabad Excessive Court docket, Justice SS Sodhi; a senior advocate, Manmohan Lal Sarin; and an artwork historian, Dr BN Goswamy, said that the foundations and constructing bylaws, which have been relevant in Chandigarh for over 60 years shouldn’t be altered or amended on the idea of “need-based” adjustments. The unique guidelines and bylaws have been nicely thought out and shouldn’t be tampered with.

“Town was deliberate for a inhabitants of 5 lakh. We have already got near one million inhabitants. No additional densification or apartmentalisation must be permitted as there may be nice strain on the infrastructure of town. Any improve in inhabitants will result in the collapse of town,” they submitted.

The vehicular site visitors within the metropolis should be fastidiously monitored and correctly regulated, they stated and added that it has already develop into a nightmare for pedestrians to cross a avenue in most components of town, particularly between Sector four and 9, and Sector 5 and eight.

They stated: “Stress must be laid on preserving the deliberate nature and heritage of Le Corbusier’s metropolis, which is famend globally for its structure and city planning.” Sukhna Lake and the Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary have to be preserved and for doing so, eco-sensitive zones must be declared round each on the earliest, they added. — TPR

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