Chandigarh, Dec 31 (UNI) Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Union Territory Administrator, General (Retd.) S F Rodrigues today reiterated his resolve for the holistic development of the city and its surrounding villages with focus on improving the quality of life.
"Our goal is to make it dynamic, vibrant and a symbol of the New Resurgent India", he said while extending his greetings to people on the eve of New Year.
Expressing his gratitude to people for contributing as active partners and concerned citizens for boosting the tempo of development, General Rodrigues said that "we are leaving an eventful year behind us, marked with good governance, a responsive administration and efficient service delivery systems through a network of public-service oriented projects".
He said the main emphasis of development strategies was to harmoniously combine Le Corbusier's legacy with the changing needs of society and retaining the basic character of the 'City Beautiful'.
General Rodrigues said that Chandigarh was fast emerging as a hub of socio- economic growth, a knowledge city and a model of public-private partnership in building the infrastructure.
He said the Administration had embarked upon various new innovative programmes to take the city forward. The views of people have been given top priority while formulating policies and plans for the development of the union territory.
He said that work on 170 developmental projects was in progress and each project had its own roadmap.
Setting out a new roadmap for the growth and development of the city, General Rodrigues said the Administration had taken a series of steps alongwith the adjoining states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, for making this capital region a model of prosperity.
He said that besides the up-gradation of Chandigarh Airport to International Level by the Central Government, a mass rapid transport system is under active consideration.
The Administration is also in the process of setting up a mega theme-cum-amusement park, a multi-media-cum-film city, education city and various other related projects, he said.