Snapshot

Commonly known as 'The City Beautiful'

Chandigarh is considered to be one of the best-planned cities in the country. The high quality of social infrastructure, large green spaces and its compact size, makes it an ideal destination to live and work.

The quality of life in the city is often compared to some of the best cities across the world. Chandigarh is also the capital city of two of the neighbouring states - Punjab and Haryana.

Chandigarh has a well-connected international airport, which handled over 4,500 tonnes of freight in 2015-16. Renewable energy sources contribute over 67% to the territory’s overall power requirements. The government has proposed setting up a monorail network to cater to the exponential increase in the transport needs of the city.

Chandigarh has the presence of over 2,900 small scale and 15 large and medium scale units. About 40% of industries are ancillary units that manufacture components for tractors. Other industries based in the territory include IT, electronics, pharmaceuticals, machine tools and plastics. Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park (RGCTP), developed in two phases, has been accorded the SEZ status. Concurrently, the territory is planning to set up a terminal market for fruits and vegetables to support crop diversification program undertaken by the the Goverments of Punjab and Haryana.

Tractor

Presence of over 1,150 ancillary units producing components for tractor industries

Tourist

Attracts over 1.5 mn tourists each year

Tech Park

Upcoming Software Technology Park, with a node in Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh, to promote IT industries and exports

97

Urbanisation Rate

Females/ 1000 Males
818

Female/Male Ratio

Male/Female Ratio

Demographics

68% of Chandigarh's population is in the working age group of 15-59 years.

The total population of the territory is more than 1 mn.

Upcoming Projects

Upcoming projects:

  • Development of Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park in phase-3 on 110 ha area
  • Development of phase-3 of the industrial area by Chandigarh Administration in Mauli Jagran in 62 ha
  • Education City with promising infrastructure and faculty
  • Software Technology Park, with a node in Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh, to promote IT industries and exports
  • Smart Cities Mission, for which Chandigarh is the city identified in Chandigarh
  • Open

    Chandigarh Biotechnology Policy

    To make Chandigarh a preferred Biotechnology destination…

  • Open

    Chandigarh Industrial Policy 2015

    To promote investment, development of knowledge-based ind…

  • Open

    Chandigarh IT & Electronics Policy 2…

    To develop a more modern and vibrant ecosystem for Electr…

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