Locating a house to become easier — Chandigarh wants lane system in sectors

The proposal was mooted by UT finance secretary Sarvjit Singh, who maintained that the house numbering system in Chandigarh is haphazard.

Written by Vinod Kumar | Chandigarh | Published:December 11, 2015 4:45 am
chandigarh lanes system, chandigarh housing, chandigarh sectors, chandigarh news, india news, city news, latest news In most sectors, houses are not numbered in sequential order, making it difficult for people — especially for those from outside — to locate houses. Express Archive

Locating house numbers in sectors will soon be easier as the Chandigarh administration has decided to introduce lane system.

The administration has picked Sector 35 for implementing the project on a pilot basis. In all four parts of the sector, around 10 lanes each have been marked clockwise. A total of 90 lane signages have been put up in the sector for which Rs 10 lakh has been spent. Under the new system, lane number will be added in the address.

There are a total of 56 sectors in Chandigarh that are further divided into four parts – A, B, C and D – by a V-4 road (meandering shopping streets) running from east to west and a V-5 (sector circulation roads) road running from north to south. There are 3,000-4,000 houses in each sector depending upon the size of the sector. In most of the sectors, the house numbers are not in sequential order, making it difficult for people, especially for those from outside the city, to locate house numbers.

The proposal was mooted by UT finance secretary Sarvjit Singh, who maintained that the house numbering system in Chandigarh is haphazard. “The lane system will make things easier. The system will enable a person to know exactly in which lane the house number he is looking for is in,” he said.

The administration intends to replicate the system in other sectors of the city.

Welcoming the move, Resident Welfare Association (RWA), Sector 35 president, J S Gogia said the system would be of great help, especially to those visiting the city from outside.

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