With the arrival of the New Year, the people of the city desire improved facilities in Chandigarh. Ranging from more job opportunities to better management of traffic, residents share their wishlist with Nikita Sharma and Kanica Walia.
Rahul Kalia, Associate Consultant at Infosys
The lack of job opportunities in IT Sector in the city forced me to move to Pune from Chandigarh. I wish the new year brings some great employment opportunities for the people working in the IT sector in Chandigarh so that I could come and stay with my family and friends.
Rajnish Bala Sharma, Central Government Employee
I think this year the focus of the people should be on preserving the forest area of Chandigarh. The inappropriate dumping of construction waste material should be stopped. I wish to see a greener and even more beautiful city in 2013.
Navjot Singh, Student of Delhi University
The implementation of traffic rules is not adequate. So, I would recommend that the masses should be educated about the rules. This would ensure that there is smooth movement of traffic in the city.
Ashima AggARwal, engineering student at Thapar University, Patiala
There should be strict rules to curb eve-teasing which in Chandigarh is very common. Liquor is very easily accessible in the city and mostly the bars and pubs do not adhere to the age limit defined by the government. This new year I would like to see some new bills to be passed for safety of women and the persisting laws being followed for good.
Naman Singh Brar, student of DAV college
The increasing traffic in the city has added to the existing problems of the people, inadequate parking spaces is a major problem faced by the residents of the city. Big parking lots or underground parking systems should be established in the city in order to deal with such problems.
Girija Shanker Sharma, Retired government employee
The garbage disposal and sanitation system here is very poor. I wish in the new year such there is an improvement in the sanitation system that would ensure our surroundings are changed for better. I would suggest timely removal of the waste from various sectors and numerous bins for garbage disposal everywhere in and around the city.
Amanjeet Singh, Software Engineer
Transportation is a big issue in the city at night. With no adequate facilities it becomes unsafe for girls who do not own any