Top 10 Interior Decorators/Designers

Want to decorate your new home or revamp an old one? Check out the list of top interior decorators in Chandigarh who are as professional as their work and experienced in making your place look wow-some.

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Shaan E Androon

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Top 5 Affordable Localities To Rent A Home

Chandigarh is one of the prime cities in North India where new jobs are coming up at a fast pace. People from nearby areas flock to Chandigarh in search of employment. The city has gradually started attracting big IT companies. Infosys is one of the major IT corporates that have a very big set up in Chandigarh. This gives rise to the demand for affordable rental housing options. So here are the most affordable localities to rent in Chandigarh where you can find cheap housing options-

Zirakpur Dhakoli

Zirakpur Dhakoli is one of the developing areas near Chandigarh where a number of colonies have come that offers very affordable housing options within Rs 8,000 for a 2BHK and One-Room Kitchen Set within Rs 5,000. Since it lies in the outer region of Chandigarh, the property prices are low.


Sector 1, 2, 11, 16, 20 are some of the most affordable sectors of Panchkula where 1RK, 2BHK flats are available within Rs 10,000 per month. The reason behind affordable property prices is the semi-developed infrastructure. Though the connectivity to the main city of Chandigarh is fine, it lacks the kind of lifestyle that Chandigarh offers.

Sector 45, Chandigarh

Sector 45 in Chandigarh is one of the best locations to stay if you want to live in the city. It is affordable and has a number of options in apartment style as well as in Kothi style. A 3BHK here will be available within Rs 15,000 per month. You can get the smaller variant for Rs 12,000 as well.

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Mohali Phase 9, 10, 11

If you wish to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Mohali is the best place you can be. Mohali Phase 9, 10, 11 have a number of residential options that would be in your budget. Mohali Phase 9 is also famous for international cricket and hockey stadium as well as the Sports Complex. A 2BHK will be available here within Rs 10,000. You can bargain with the landlord for a lower price as the asking value of these three phases is little high due to better infrastructure.

VIP Road

Ambala Chandigarh Expressway gets cut into VIP Road near Junkyard Cafe, Zirakpur. This particular stretch is home to several new residential colonies where construction companies have come up with their massive township projects. This is the reason, apartments here are available at very cheap prices. You can rent a semi furnished 2BHK for Rs 10,000 per month or even lesser if you are good at bargaining.


Ban On Private Coaching From 8 AM to 3 PM, Starting July 1


In the latest move against coaching centres that act as a deterrent for children going to school, UT deputy commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi has issued directions that no private coaching centre in the city would remain open from 8 am to 3 pm. The notification released by the administration also said that teachers of several government and private schools are involved in the coaching business. The order would come into force from July 1 to August 29.

“These coaching centres are involved in the business of giving tuition to schoolchildren and their tuition timings clash with the school time, which act as a deterrent for children going to school,” said Joshi.

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Following these inputs, the UT Deputy Commissioner, by exercising the powers vested under Section 144 of CrPC, directed that all the private coaching centres within the jurisdiction of Chandigarh shall not render coaching to school going children from the specified timing in public interest for a period of 60 days. Those students who have already appeared in final exams or passed out from schools are exempted.

While it is evident that the decision will prevent children from attending classes at private coaching centres but it would be hard for the administration to keep tabs on private coaching centres. In the past, too, similar orders were issued but the management failed to keep a check on malpractices.

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Parking Space Now Mandatory In Chandigarh Kanal Houses

Not leaving enough space for parking your car in your new home may shatter your dream of big home in Chandigarh. The Chandigarh administration has stopped approving revised building plans of houses not having the required parking space. This is in wake of rising shortage of parking spaces in residential areas.

Interestingly, Chandigarh has the highest density of vehicles in the county, with around 12 lakh registered vehicles, both two-wheelers and four-wheelers. This means every household in Chandigarh owns two vehicles at least.

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According to building regulations of Chandigarh, for every 100 square metre, the owner has to leave parking space for one car. That means, for a 1 kanal plot, there is a need of parking space for six cars. (1 kannal = 5400 sq ft)

Residents have been crying foul and call the move impractical. The advisory committee has stopped approving the building maps in which the parking space has not been marked. As per the planning of kanal houses, there are four components -front courtyard, rear courtyard, main building, annexe with driveway up to main entry gate.


According to the architects, displacement of annexe portion and converting the green area of the rear courtyard into car parking is one solution, however, it will defeat the concept of green area in kanal houses. Another solution is to have stilt parking on the ground floor but it is possible only if the administration allows additional floor and increase in height of the building.

Due to the shortage of space, residents have encroached upon government land by raising the temporary roof in front courtyard for parking vehicles. Moreover, residents park their vehicles on both sides of internal roads of sectors, leading to chaos.

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This Chandigarh Cop Has Donated Blood 125 Times

Yes, you read this right. Rakesh Rasila, a 52-year-old assistant sub-inspector in Chandigarh Police has donated blood 125 times. Its’ truly said one doesn’t need to be a doctor to save lives. Rakesh has started donating blood in 1982 when he was just 17 years old.

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Not just Rakesh, his entire family donates blood, including his daughter and son. He says that blood donation is a noble way of helping people who are suffering and youth should actively participate in it.


He was moved by the suffering of people. “At the age of 17, my college organised NCC Camp for blood donation where I donated blood out of curiosity. But I had to donate blood four times in a year when my wife was suffering from a chronic disease and we had to go to PGI often. There I came across many victims in accident cases who died due to blood deficiency and unavailability of blood. This motivated me a lot to donate blood and save lives as far as possible.”

Most importantly, he has motivated more than 150 people to join the cause. His co-workers and fellow police officers take inspiration from Rakesh to donate blood. He also delivers motivational lectures in colleges to bust myths related to blood donation.

His name was registered in a world record book 2013 for donating blood 117 times. Rakesh has also won two state awards and two police medals from Chandigarh administration. Rasila was recently honoured by UT DGP Tejinder Singh Luthra on June 3.

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How Domino’s Delivery Guys Reunited a Kidnapped 5-yr Old With His Family

Domino’s delivery guys not only delivers pizza but some of them also deliver happiness. Yes, you heard that right!  Two Dominos delivery boys delivered happiness but this time it was not pizza, it was a 5-year-old kid. The family was overwhelmed with joy by the gesture of these two heroes.

This incident took place on 6th June, 2017 at around 10:30 PM. Manish Kumar, a local resident, along with his wife and a five-year-old kid had gone to Sector 20 Panchkula. As soon as he stepped out of the car, a carjacker along with a gun in his hand came and started driving the car with Manish’s wife and the kid inside it. His wife jumped out of the car but the kid was left inside, at the backseat.Dominoes-Delivery-Guys-Chandigarh

Around 10:45, the carjackers threw off the 5-year-old child in front of Domino’s, VIP Road outlet. A customer inside the Domino’s informed Harpreet Singh and Surinder Singh (Delivery boys) about the kid being thrown off by the car. Both of them ran towards the kid and brought him inside the Dominos. The child was unable to tell his address details or phone number of his father or mother. Fortunately, the child had his father’s passbook in his hand. When they called the mentioned phone number, it was unreachable. They checked the Dominos customer data which stated that once an order had been placed by the same contact number from Sector 20 Panchkula. Both the delivery boys rushed to the Sector 20, Panchkula Police Station. On reaching there, they found the child’s mother and father and handed over the kid to his parents.

Surinder Singh, one of the delivery guy said, ” We deliver pizzas every day but bringing this kid back to his parents was a very different and satisfactory experience”.


Top 10 Places To Visit With Your Friends

Certainly, Chandigarh is one of the most beautiful cities in India. There are many nice options for youngsters to spend time with their friends and enjoy a wonderful evening. The best of them are-

Geri route

It unites the youth of the city on this particular stretch from sector 8 to sector 11. One could see college going girls and guys roaming on their motorbikes or cars around the streets. This is one of the happening places for college crowd as well as couples. These sectors has good restaurants and café as well. Some of the popular eateries here are Willow Café, Get Deserted, CCD, Subway etc.

Sukhna Lake:

The best part of Chandigarh is Sukhna Lake. It is a place where you could go with your family and friends. In the evening, the place gets crowded as the front side has a restaurant and a game zone as well. Boating is one fun activity which you can enjoy here with your friends and family. This is a perfect place to spend some quality time with your near and dear ones.


STU-Cee is students’ centre of Punjab University where one gets good food at cheap prices. This is another happening place in the city where you get to see the young crowd enjoying and partying on streets. The spot comes alive in the evening when it gets flooded with couples and groups. The university students and the outsiders make this place amazing during the evening hours.

Books N Brew:

It’s a café in Sector 16, very close to University and Geri Route, which has a very creative and unique ambiance. You get to eat amazing food here, read books from the book shelf, watch movie on your laptops or play some indoor games. The food is fine and the staff is good too. It is reasonable and the bill for two is around Rs 600. The place is always often crowded by college goers. Groups play Uno, Jenga etc and spend a good time here.


It is a nice place for cosmic bowling, located in Elante Mall, Industrial area. It is a place to play and have a good time with your friends, enjoy drinks and eat North Indian, Continental, and Italian food. Cost for two is around Rs 1500/-. The ambiance, staff and food is really good which makes it a worth trying place to hang out with friends. Background music with a good collection of trendy songs adds up to the enthusiasm of youngsters. This is the only place for bowling in the city and it never disappoints its visitors.


Underdogs Sports Bar & Grill is an excellent place in Elante Mall, Industrial Area which is known for its live screening of matches, therefore often remains crowded.  It is a sport-themed, dark ambient with loud music place where you can also enjoy at Ping Pong tables, carrom board, Foot Ball Tables, Pool which attracts young generation. The food is sumptuous but expensive. The cost for two is minimum Rs 2,000.


Cafeena 26 is one of the popular cafes in Sector 26. Chandigarh. It is very famous among the college goers as its ambiance is dark and has loud music. They have very nice variety of food which is offered at reasonable prices. It is a decent place for all sheesha lovers. Servicing is quick and staff is welcoming. Cost for two is around Rs 600. They even have upstairs sitting which is very comfortable and is usually preferred.

Five Degrees

It’s a stunning café having casual dining ambiance which is in Sector 5, Panchkula and is located in a park. Nature adds up to the beauty of the place and it has both indoor and outdoor sitting. There is a rooftop hookah place and a huge screen. The music here is awesome and adds up to the mood of sheesha lovers. The ambiance of the restaurant is quite unique and gorgeous. They serve continental, Italian and north Indian food which is available at fine prices and cost for two is around Rs 1200/-

Beer Café

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It is a very famous casual dining café in Elante Mall, Industrial Area which serves north Indian and finger food. The place is well known for serving 50 different varieties of beer across 17 countries. The ambiance here is stunning as they have indoor as well as outdoor sitting. Music is cool and the service is good. Food is delicious and is available at reasonable prices so the cost for two is Rs 1200 approximately.

Brew Estate

Brew Estate is the best microbrewery of the town in sector 26 and has gained much fame in really short time. They serve fine quality of beer and very delicious food of different varieties such as North Indian, Italian, and continental food. The ambiance of the place is awesome and even has outdoor sitting area. The staff is very warm and welcoming. Youngsters come here to have a nice time with their friends and so this place is usually crowded full in evening hours. Music goes well with the atmosphere of the place.


Chandigarh Police Contact Number: List Of Police Stations In Chandigarh

Though Chandigarh is a very safe city to live in, but emergency can happen anytime and at any place. Therefore keep these important phone numbers of nearest police station handy to tackle any crises. These contact numbers would help you to contact cops under any situation. Alternatively, you can also dial 100 which is a direct emergency number to police headquarters that can connect you with nearest PCR van during emergency.

DesignationOffice-  Phone Number

ASP/Central Division- 2700357

Asstt. Commandant IRB-Asstt. Commandant IRB- 2723444

Asstt. Commandant IRB- 2723444

Commandant Home Guard- 2710918

Crime- 2740244

DIG Chandigarh Cum IG Prison- 2749900

DSP Training- 2790121

DSP/ Headquarters- 2740730

DSP/ Ops.-2793810

DSP/CID- 2740544

DSP/Communication- 9779580999

DSP/East Division- 2750001

DSP/EOW- 2724402

DSP/Lines- 2795878

DSP/PCR- 2740638

DSP/Security- 2740969

DSP/South Division- 2676000

DSP/Traffic- 2658504

DSP/W CSU- 2723444

IGP, UT, Chandigarh- 2740106

OSD Vigilance- 2741102

Section Officer (SO)- 2748116

SP/Operations, Training Security- 2740541

SSP/Chandigarh- 2760001

List of Police Station Of Chandigarh:

Police Station – Phone No

11 Police Station 2747066 – 1311

17 Police Station 2773951 – 1317

19 Police Station 2775173 – 1362

26 Police Station 2790594 – 1326

3 Police Station 2740254 – 1439

31 Police Station 2662698 – 1460

34 Police Station 2662697 – 1334

36 Police Station 2662995 – 1361

39 Police Station 2690906 – 1339

Indl Area Police Station 2657344 – 1329

Mani Majra Police Station 2734082 – 1457


Top 10 Packers & Movers Companies

Shifting your home/office? Packing and unpacking leaves you tired and waste a lot of time. Therefore, take a shortcut, hire a packer & mover and relax as your items gets transferred from one place to another safely and on time. Here are some of best cargo movers in Chandigarh, check them out-

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Uttam Cargo Packers Movers

Uttam Cargo Packers Movers provides timely & reliable services. It offers an entire range of packing and moving services and specializes in household goods, industrial goods & cars transportation. It is located in Madiwala Town, Manimajra Chandigarh.

GMP Packers and Movers Pvt. Ltd

GMP Packers and Movers is considered as one of the best movers and packers company in India. It provides safe and reliable service in Mohali, Chandigarh, Panchkula and all major cities India. The head office is located Prabhat Road, Zirakpur.

Maruti Cargo Packers and Movers

It is a leading relocation service provider. It ensures proper shifting of their products and specializes in household goods, Insurance Services, Car Transportation. It has the branches all over India including Chandigarh, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Chennai etc.

Speedex Home Packers and Movers

It is a famous name in packers and movers sector that provides services of moving and unpacking etc. The main services offered here are Home Relocation, Packing and Unpacking, Office shifting, Car shifting. Its office is located in Chandigarh road, Zirakpur, Behind Ranzan Plaza.

Pragati Packers and Movers

Pragati Express Packers and Movers offers professional packing services and fulfils moving requirements throughout India. It offers a range of services like Relocation Services, Moving Services, Insurance Services, Warehouse and Storage Service etc. It is located in Dhakurdwara, Manimazra, Chandigarh.

Leo Safe Packers and Movers

Leo Safe Packers and Movers is a leading relocation service provider located in Chandigarh, A Block, Sector 7. It offers a wide range of services like Household Relocation, International Shifting, Loading Unloading, Corporate Moving etc.

Aggarwal Expert Packers and Movers

It is a registered company providing relocation services all over India. This company is giving packing and moving service, transportation services, household goods packing & shifting service, logistic services etc. The company office in Chandigarh is located in Panchkula, Haryana.


Himalayan Packers and Movers 

It is one of the most experienced service providers in the industry. It provides packing and moving services within India as Car Carriers. The company works around the clock, seven days. The office is located in New Timber Market, Sector 26, Chandigarh.

Deluxe Cargo Relocation

It is engaged in offering packing and moving services at an affordable rate. It delivers within cities across India. The head office is located in Panchkula, Industrial Area Phase II.

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KK International Packers and Storage

It is a leading service providing firm which deals with the Packing and Moving of Household or Office Items. It provides services across India and is known for reliable customer service. Its office is located in PP Vala Gav, Manimajra, Chandigarh.



How To Contact Chandigarh Education Department

Do you have any query, questions, complaints about education department of Chandigarh? Here are the important contact details of the Chandigarh Administration Education Department. Through these numbers you can reach out to the Recruitment department, Accounts department, Grievance department or any other query which you might have from the officials of Education Department.

Chandigarh Education Department OR Department of Education, Chandigarh (Contact Details)

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Education Department Address (For Schools) : First Floor, Additional Deluxe Building, Sector 9, Chandigarh – 160017

Education Department Phone Number (For Schools)0172 274 0411 

Education Department Email ID (For Schools) :

Education Department Address (For Colleges) : 3rd Floor, Deluxe Building, Sector-9, UT Chandigarh – 160017

Education Department Phone Number (For Colleges) : 0172-2747275 

Education Department Email ID (For Colleges) :


Education Department Website :

Education Department Telephone/Email Directory : (Directorate) (For College Principals) (For School Principals) (For Other Institutes)

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