CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh is facing an identity crises as there are fears that it might turn into an urban jungle from a garden city. This was pointed out by Rajnish Wattas, former principal of Chandigarh College of Architecture at IIT College of Architecture in Chicago last week. Wattas is currently teaching at the Surya School of Architecture in Patiala. The unusual growth over the years in the planned city is now threatening its unique identity.
"On the growth parameters, today, Chandigarh had the highest per capita GDP, car ownership in the country, excellent green cover parameters, low pollution levels and urban services. On the downside, the city faces acute traffic and parking problems, spiralling land prices, housing shortage, slums and shrinking up of its Sukhna Lake," he said. Read more
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