Chandigarh-Balkar Singh, Local Government Minister, distributed trophies and certificates to the winners at a State Level ceremony held at Punjab Municipal Bhawan, Sector 35, Chandigarh. He expressed his satisfaction with the standard of entries and introduced that extra initiatives could be taken to encourage and acknowledge the transformative efforts made by cities and wards throughout the State in creating lovely, modern, and inclusive public areas.
Local Government Minister Balkar Singh stated that The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India, organized the City Beauty Competition, whereby Municipal Corporations and Councils from numerous cities participated. A complete of 46 entries from Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) within the State certified for the competitors. The competitors targeted on judging wards and public areas in opposition to 5 key pillars: Accessibility, Amenities, Activities, Aesthetics, and Ecology. Aesthetics held the utmost weightage of fifty%.
Balkar Singh additional added that after an intensive analysis by a jury consisting of Town Planners, Heritage, Environment, and Fine Arts Experts, the highest 5 entries in several classes have been chosen. The winners embody UBDC Canal Waterfront Project in Amritsar for the Waterfront class, aim Bagh Amrit Project for the Park class, Sarabha Nagar Ward in Ludhiana for the Ward class, Phase-3B2 Market in SAS Nagar for the Commercial Space class, and the Redevelopment of Walled City Project close to Golden Temple in Amritsar for the Heritage class.
Minister Balkar Singh advisable these 5 profitable entries to the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India, for participation within the National Level City Beauty Competition. This signifies the dedication of the State in direction of fostering aesthetically pleasing and sustainable city environments.