Chandigarh-based 1469 Habitat was started by Harinder Singh, 45, in the year 1996. The firm had a humble beginning with just 15 employees, but it now boasts of over 60 staff members. It presently earns 20 times more than the turnover it started with.
A 10-storey building, set to come up in just 48 hours! A businessman in Chandigarh claims it is possible, and he will prove it.
In Punjab, the proposed launch of international flights at the Chandigarh airport would affect tourist inflows into Amritsar, and lead to commercial loss to the Amritsar city, local traders said. Amritsar is the only city in the Punjab state to have an international airport. The state government has announced that international flights will operate out of the Chandigarh airport as well.
Chandigarh will be developed as a solar city in near future, Punjab Governor and Union Territory Administrator Shivraj Patil said at the 66th Independence Day celebrations organised at the Parade Ground in Sector 17 on August 15.
The Ludhiana Metro project will soon roll out after Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, on July 18, gave a go-ahead to the INR10,300 crore mass transport scheme. According to the plan, the project will be completed within five years, a spokesperson of the chief minister's office said.
A major technical snag hit the power supply in Chandigarh, resulting in a complete blackout in most areas of the city beautiful for long hours on the night of June 20. Sectors 10, 11, 15, 25, 32 to 40 and 43 to 56 of the city faced about seven hours of power cut from around 6.30 PM onwards.
The INR21,500 crore Guru Gobind Singh Refinery near Bathinda town - the largest investment in Punjab since independence - will be formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on April 28, Punjab officials stated.
The Union Minister of State for Planning, Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Ashwani Kumar stated that 14 innovation universities would be set up in the country during the 12th Five Year Plan.