Chandigarh Metro Rail

Whenever I see the underground Metro Station at Connaught Place (New Delhi), I am immediately reminded of the underground Metro Station that we had visualised for Sector 17 in 2004 when my party had initiated the proposal for establishment of Metro Rail in ChandigarhOne of the major concerns of our city today is its growing traffic. What used to take ten minutes till some time back, now takes more than half an hour. There is rapid increase in the number of people travelling as well as the number of vehicles on the roads of Chandigarh.One big reason for this is the non-existence of an effective public transport system which can take a major part of the traffic load on its own shoulders. Majority of the residents of the tricity, therefore, have no choice but to use their own vehicles to travel within Chandigarh. Due to this, our parking facilities also remain congested, adding to the problem.

If elected, one of my immediate priorities would be the establishment of Chandigarh Metro Rail, connecting Chandigarh from corner to corner. The project would also cover Panchkula, Mohali and other surrounding areas of Punjab, Haryana & Himachal.

Its benefits would be many.

Metro would reduce the road traffic drastically, by giving an economical and sensible alternative to all of us. It would also provide an option for direct travel between Panchkula and Mohali without having to cross through Chandigarh.

Chandigarh Metro would also change the perspective of MNCs towards Chandigarh and they shall open their view to a better and far more attractive Chandigarh.

Chandigarh, being a planned city, is most suited for this project as its construction can be done without disturbing its basic structure. It would also take much lesser time to construct as compared to other cities.

As seen across Delhi & Kolkata, this phenomenal concept of technology has not only made commutation easy but has also drastically improved the quality of life for the common man.

This is exactly what we propose to do for the common man in Chandigarh.

I await your suggestions.

Warm Regards.

Satya Pal Jain

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‘One Additional Floor’ for All Residential and Commercial Structures in Chandigarh, alongwith Multi-storey & Underground parking

The population of Chandigarh has increased manifold. Till date, there is no Comprehensive Housing Policy for the city. Because of this, the housing and parking facilities available in Chandigarh have been rendered totally inadequate. Housing infrastructure has not kept pace with the city’s increasing requirements.

On coming to power in the Centre, my party would allow construction of One Additional Floor in all Residential as well as Commercial Structures, including Industrial Units, Bay-shops and Booths, in Chandigarh.

We would draw up a 10-year Plan for the growth of the city. Proper guidelines would be framed by an Expert Committee to ensure that safety and other requirements are met.

I would also like to assure you the provision of an additional floor would neither disturb the character of the city nor endanger its basic structure, as planned by Le Corbusier.

Our City has enough resilience to take such changes.

There are already several buildings in various sectors of the city – including those raised by Chandigarh Housing Board – which already have four storeys. Chandigarh Administration has also allowed an additional floor in the settlement colonies but in the absence of a Housing Policy, decisions in an ad-hoc manner cannot achieve the desired results.

We would also address the requirement of Parking Space for the present as well as the anticipated additional population of the city. Multi-storeyed and Underground parking facilities will be created for this purpose in each locality and market, after a proper study.

Parking is already a big problem in our city. That is why our emphasis is on framing a Comprehensive Housing Policy, which would address the issue of the Additional floor in residential and commercial structures as well as the provision of parking facilities – multi storey or underground – where possible.

I look forward to your views, suggestions and ideas for the Comprehensive Housing Policy.

Warm Regards.

Satya Pal Jain

Welcome to my Blog!

Through this space, I would like to share with you my views, thoughts and proposals for the integrated development of Chandigarh as well as the other issues that would form part of my Election Manifesto for the forthcoming Lok Sabha Elections from Chandigarh Parliamentary Consistuency, scheduled for 13th May, 2009.

I invite you to share your opinion and suggestions on the above issues with me, by posting your comments.

I shall keep this blog posted with the latest updates and events regarding my election campaign. I will also write regularly on the main issues facing our city and country.

I look forward to your ideas and suggestions on the same.

Warm Regards.

Satya Pal Jain

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