Cinque, Little Andaman, Diglipur (Ross and Smith), etc.
The Islands are well connected to the mainland by air and sea. Air Deccan, Jetlite, Air India
operate to Port Blair from Kolkata and Chennai. There are regular passengership services from
Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam.
Relevant Website: www.and.nic.in
Lt. Governor : Admiral D. K. Joshi Chief Secretary : Chetan B. Sanghi
Jurisdiction of : Falls under the
High Court jurisdiction
of Calcutta High
Area : 114 sq km Population : 10.55 lakh (census
Capital : Chandigarh Languages : Hindi, Punjabi
History and Geography
Chandigarh is a fully grown town of most modern architectural splendour. The city nestles
in a picturesque setting in the foothills of Shivalik hills and enjoys the popular epithet the “City
Beautiful”. Representative of modern architecture and town planning, the city is a creation of the
French architect, Le Corbusier. Chandigarh and the area surrounding it, were constituted as a
Union Territory on 1 November 1966. It serves as the joint capital of both Punjab and Haryana
states. It shares its boundary on north and west by Punjab and on the east and south by Haryana.
Chandigarh administration comprehending the need for a user-friendly transport system has
decided to launch a Mass Rapid Transport System shortly. The UT administration and the state
governments of Punjab and Haryana have come together for implementation of the project.
CTU has computerized 70 per cent of its working and is in the process of further
computerization. The undertaking will also install a Global Positioning System to monitor its
fleet in a phased manner.
In order to sensitize the poor and weaker sections of the society about the rights and
different benefits being extended to them by the State Legal Services Authority, 14 legal
awareness seminars have already been organized in different villages of the UT.
Cement concrete paving and underground drains in village Kajheri and Palsora have been