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Chandigarh Becomes North Indias 1st City To Install Digital Automatic Speed Gun Cameras

Chandigarh Becomes North Indias 1st City To Install Digital Automatic Speed Gun Cameras

Context:

Chandigarh becomes the 1st city in North India to install Automatic Speed Gun Cameras with digital displays for traffic management.

Significance:

The high-tech speed cameras are equipped with night vision technology and will record the speed of oncoming traffic, helping Chandigarh Police to issue challans to anyone driving above the city speed limits.

Chandigarh also happens to be among a few cities to accept driving on high-beam inside the city limits as a punishable offense.

Know about

  • Chandigarh is a city and a union territory in India that serves as the capital of the two neighboring states of Haryana and Punjab.
  • The city is unique in that it is not a part of either of the two states but is governed directly by the Union Government, which administers all such territories in the country.
  • Chandigarh is bordered by the state of Punjab to the north, the west and the south, and to the state of Haryana to the east. It is considered to be a part of the Chandigarh capital region or Greater Chandigarh, which includes Chandigarh, and the city of Panchkula (in Haryana) and cities of KhararKuraliMohaliZirakpur (in Punjab).

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  • It was one of the early planned cities in post-independence India and is internationally known for its architecture and urban design.The master plan of the city was prepared by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, which transformed from earlier plans created by the Polish architect Maciej Nowicki and the American planner Albert Mayer.
  • Most of the government buildings and housing in the city, were designed by the Chandigarh Capital Project Team headed by Le CorbusierJane Drew and Maxwell Fry.
  • In 2015, an article published by BBC named Chandigarh as one of the perfect cities of the world in terms of architecture, cultural growth and modernisation
  • Chandigarh’s Capitol Complex was in July 2016 declared by UNESCO as World Heritage at the 40th session of World Heritage Conference held in Istanbul.
  • UNESCO inscription was under "The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier an outstanding contribution to the Modern Movement". The Capitol Complex buildings include the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Punjab and Haryana Secretariat and Punjab and Haryana Assembly along with monuments Open hand, Martyrs Memorial, Geometric Hill and Tower of Shadow.
  • The city has one of the highest per capita income in the country.
  • The city was reported to be one of the cleanest in India based on a national government study
  • In 2015, a survey by LG Electronics, ranked it as the happiest city in India over the happiness index.
  • The metropolitan area of Chandigarh–MohaliPanchkula collectively forms a Tri-city, with a combined population of over 2 million

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