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VP BADNORE INAUGURATES A THREE-DAY LONG ARCHIBUILD 2017

September 22, 2017 09:02 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Governor of Punjab and UT Administration, Mr. VP Singh Badnore today inaugurated a three-day long ARCHIBUILD 2017 today at Himachal Bhawan, Sector 28, Chandigarh. The fifth edition of this exhibition cum conference on building materials and allied industry is being organized by PHD Chamber in association with Indian Institute of Architects, Chandigarh & Punjab Chapters.

During an inaugural session, Mayor Asha Jaswal emphasized on the utilization of public transport and cycling which could help in fulfill the dreams of Chandigarh as an ideal ‘Smart City’. “We have able to construct 10 kilometre of cycling track against the projects 90k km long track” informed Jaswal while addressing the delegates at a session organized by PHD Chamber aligned with inauguration of ARCHIBUILD 2017 exhibition at Himachal Bhawan.

Vikram Sehgal, Chairman, Chandigarh Committee, PHD Chamber while welcoming the delegates said India’s urban population is currently around 31 per cent of the total population and it contributes over 60 per cent of India’s GDP. It is estimated that by 2030 around 40 per cent of the country’s population would be dwelling in urban areas. This has resulted into need for smart cities, where resources can be effectively shared and good governance achieved for smooth citizen empowerments.

Earlier, Vikram Sehgal, Chairman, Chandigarh Committee, PHD Chamber while welcoming the delegates said India’s urban population is currently around 31 per cent of the total population and it contributes over 60 per cent of India’s GDP. It is estimated that by 2030 around 40 per cent of the country’s population would be dwelling in urban areas. This has resulted into need for smart cities, where resources can be effectively shared and good governance achieved for smooth citizen empowerments.

Expressing his thoughts, noted architect SD Sharma who is also the members of Chandigarh Masterplan and Heritage Committee said, “Smart city demands an understanding of public purposes and public interests to define a better and planned city which supports creation of livelihoods, and enhancement of economic growth. The India’s economic growth also depends on harnessing renewable natural resources. The central, state and local level government officials should work with infrastructure developers in public and private space along with the thought leaders in framing the policy, regulatory incentives and effective compliance mechanisms to make changes in Indian infrastructure market.”

Sanjay Goyal, Chairman, Indian Institute of Architects, Punjab Chapter in his deliverables lauded the role of architectures in nations building. He lauded the initiatives of Minister for local bodies, Mr Navjot Singh Sidhu for the online completion of building maps which provided a big relief to professionals.

In his vote of thanks, RS Sachdeva, Chairman, Punjab Committee, PHD Chamber said, “This three-day event provides a platform to the stakeholders to showcase their ideas and discuss issues threadbare to come to an implementable solution for creating SMART infrastructure.”

During the occasion PHD Chamber has constituted a Regional Committee on Power & Renewable Energy lead under the leadership of Mr. Simarpreet Singh of Hartek Group.

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