Chandigarh: Chandigarh Mayor, Arun Sood has expressed that the MC plans to develop Sector 17, plaza on the grounds of Time Square in New York. As a first step in this regard, neon signage’s have been allowed to be put up on commercial buildings. According to Sood, “Under the smart city project, administration has planned a major revamping of the Sector 17, plaza and efforts are being made to make the sector vehicle free zone in-order to give better shoppigng and recreation facilites to visitors. He further, elobaroted that walking paths connecting the entire plaza along with introduction of e-vehicles for elderly would be taken around.”
The mayor has been advocating for the decision to close down two parking lots i.e. Sahib Singh and Empire Stores for popularising the new multi-level parking lot. As per sood, MC has planned to hold various events in the plaza for attracting the visitors, “Events like plays, live band performances, puppet shows, food courts and other such activities to increase the footfall at the plaza,” are on the anvil. MC has aggresively planned to convert plaza in such a format where people will get free access to roam around without any interruption from vehicles or other such distractive items. Neon sign boards will add on to the beauty of the plaza. Fountains and if possible green parks will also be developed for the facilitation of the visitors.
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