EngineeringThe Engineering Department of Chandigarh
Administration is responsible for creating entire infrastructure
development in the territory of Chandigarh comprising of roads
and establishment of Water, providing and laying of water
supply system, providing and laying underground sewerage and
storm water drainage system, distribution of electric power
and construction of various public buildings and housing accommodation
for govt. employees of various categories. In addition, most
of the buildings as occupied by Punjab and Haryana Governments
have been constructed and are being maintained by the Engineering
Department. At present infra-structural services are being
maintained by the Municipal Corporation being of public utility
but development of these services in sectors covered under
Phase- III are being executed by the Engineering Department.
To keep up the pace of development in compatibility to population
growth of city, the building activity in the city is continuing
and adequate funds are being provided under Plan schemes of
Engineering Department is headed by Chief Engineer, who in
turn is assisted by five Superintending Engineers in charge of Construction Circle-I,
Construction Circle- II, Public Health, Electrical and Electricity
Operation circle and officer on Special duty to CE-UT, Officer on Special Duty (Rules) and Officer
on Special Duty (Planning & Design).
Construction Circle-I is headed by Superintending Engineer.
The Circle is assigned the execution of building works viz
GMCH, Sector 32, OPD Block Sector 16, Paryavaran Bhawan,
extension of Government Schools etc.; repair and maintenance
of V1, V2, V3 roads of Northern Sectors.
Construction Circle II is headed by Superintending
Engineer. The circle handles the work of maintenance of various Government buildings,
repair and maintenance of V1, V2 & V3 roads of Southern
Sectors and Horticulture works in U.T. Chandigarh.
Public Health Circle
Public Health Circle is headed by Superintending Engineer. This circle is looking after rural water supply, rural sewerage,
development of infrastructural services; providing and laying
internal water supply and sanitary system in non-residential
and residential building including their maintenance; providing
and installation of air-conditioning, fire fighting system
including operation and maintenance thereof. For setting up
of Govt. Medical College & Hospital, air-conditioning
system, fire fighting system, medical gases distribution and
solar water heating system are being provided and maintained.
Besides above works, the sewerage water supply lines in 3rd
Phase Sector i.e. Sector 48 to 52 have also been undertaken.
The S.W.D. for area West of Sector 38 has been provided &
laying of S.W.D. for sectors 54,55 and 56 is also under execution.
The SWD for the remaining sectors of Phase- III has been planed.
Electrical Circle is headed by Superintending Engineer. The Circle is looking after providing and installation
of internal electrical services in all the non-residential
and residential building including maintenance thereof; electrification
works for infrastructural development; modernisation and upgradation
of ATC signals at various junctions and intersections; works
of fire sensing system and passenger lifts in multi-storey
buildings including maintenance thereof.
Electricity Operation is headed by Superintending Engineer.
Electricity Operation Circle is responsible for arranging
power from various sources (as Chandigarh does not have its
own source) and distribution and transmission thereof to all
type of consumers. Power is being purchased from BBMB against
3.5% share of U.T.; special assistance at global rates from
BBMB; from NTPC, NHPC, NPCIL etc.
Present power entitlement is 250 MW. The peak demand for last
year touched 272 MW and this year it is ancipated to reach 320
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