In a survey conducted by Datamonitor Group (formerly the Brown-Wilson Group) involving 3,100 corporate development leaders, including more than 400 outsourcing customers, asking them to indicate their company’s inclination to consider specific offshore locations for IT outsourcing, Chandigarh ranks 21st in the list of 25 Safest Cities for Offshore Outsourcing in 2010.
Chandigarh is also officially the cleanest city in India, an announcement made only last month by Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy. The Govt. of India’s National Rating Exercise examined 423 cities in India which cover 72 per cent of the urban population.
And last year, TIME listed Chandigarh as Best for the Mind in their Best of Asia 2009 list, calling it an “Urban Retreat” and labeling it the “thinking man’s city”.
Not bad for a city for which the foundation stone was laid in 1952.