New Delhi: Shimla, the “Queen of Hills” won the title for the “Best City for Public Services” at an award ceremony organized by the prestigious ABP News Group in New Delhi on 11th March, 2014.
The award was presented by Haroon Yusuf, and received by Mr. Sanjay Chauhan, Mayor of Shimla, on behalf of the town.
Shimla stood in good stead to win the title under the category ‘Public Services’ for its reliable transportation system, low frequency of power cuts, a well maintained water supply system; and adequate provisions and facilities for tourists visiting the town, be it honeymooners, or foreign tourists who come here from faraway lands.
Designed for a population of 20,000 people, today, the town is home to more than 2,00,000 (two lac) people. It’s a big challenge for the hill state to accommodate the ever growing population, provide them ample housing facilities, de-clutter the roads, and also generate employment opportunities for the youth.