CMA has initiated a quarterly activity of ‘Meet with Icon’ which involves meeting with a social icon who has contributed for the growth and development of specially the City Beautiful.
In its first such meet, CMA members met with Mr.Pawan Kumar Bansal (October 15, 2017) who was a popular congress leader in Chandigarh. As Chandigarh’s representative in the Lok Sabha, he strived to quicken the pace of City’s development through greatly enhanced rail/air connectivity, increased employment opportunities in the services sector, particularly IT, upgraded social infrastructure, development of beautiful parks with walkways in all sectors, widening of roads, new Community Centres, many proud additions to PGI & scaling-up of health services elsewhere and quality education in government schools (including a few Smart Schools).
Efforts were made for inclusive growth of all sections of the society. It was always his endeavor to be readily available to the City residents, just as the man next door. During the instant visit, he discussed about the feasibility of metro as the only public transport solution to the increasing traffic, thereby causing air and noise pollution that too at the cost of scarce fuel. He was of the strong opinion that if associations like CMA take this forward with the Government, a better world can be ensured tomorrow.