Ar. Sanjay Goel Designex Architects
During 2021 and in the coming years, we will see many projects being executed under the Smart City Mission.
Of the hundred upcoming smart cities, many have been completed but most are either in progress or will be starting. Projects that cover the entire city will be more useful for everyone as compared to projects that are being executed under the area-based development (ABD) scheme, as the latter will provide smart solutions in one locality only.

In Ludhiana, many projects have either been completed or are in the pipeline. Ludhiana was the first city to have an IIA-Architect member/chairman as Director in SPV. The current chairman, Ar. Sanjay Goel of Designex, is contributing a lot on behalf of the architect fraternity in Ludhiana, where many projects have either been completed or are in the pipeline.

Designex Architects

One of the best Smart City projects dedicated to the public in Ludhiana is the Water Front Development (WFD) along the famous Sidhwan Canal that passes through the city. Phase-1 was completed and dedicated to the public in Sarabha Nagar under ABD. The riverfront has a canal on one side and a leisure valley on the other with landscaping, cycle tracks, spaces for walking and exercising, an open-air gymnasium and recreational activities. Solar panels create an energy efficient environment, while beautiful lamp-posts for street lighting enhance the night view of the valley.