Chandigarh to become solar city by 2012 : Adviser

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Chandigarh, Apr 7 (UNI) Chandigarh is preparing to become the first Solar City of the country by 2012, Union Territory Administrator's Adviser Pradip Mehra said today on the World Health Day.

The Adviser has issued directions to officers of the Administration in this regard, he said while speaking at a symposium on "Protecting Health from Climate Change" organized by the Indian Public Health Association at PGI here.

In his inaugural address, he said that people should accept that they were in the middle of climate change and the frequency of natural disasters was increasing at an alarming pace.

He said that with economic development accompanied with industrial revolution had led to the unprecedented development and great increase in welfare activities and thus has increased the comfort levels. But consequent to it is the huge consumption of fuels leading to Global Warming, he added.

While addressing the gathering he discussed the consequences of Global warming.

Talking of the role played by the Administration, the Adviser said that soon 1100 CNG three-wheelers would be moving on the roads of Chandigarh and Mass Rapid Transit System was also in progress which would help in reducing the Carbon foot prints in the city.

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