First planned Residential Colony was built in Ludhiana in 1882 by British!
The first planned residential colony in Ludhiana was built by the British in 1882, 138 years ago. The name of the colony was Wakefield Ganj which is now famous as Fieldganj.
New Delhi: The city may not have been settled in a planned manner but The old city is inhabited randomly. Because of which the old city will have to face problems. When expanded, a master plan was prepared for the city. The Ludhiana Improvement Trust, Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) built residential, commercial colonies in the city.
First planned residential colony:
But you might not know that the first planned residential colony in Ludhiana was built by the British in 1882, 138 years ago. The name of the colony was Wakefield Ganj which is now famous as Fieldganj. Time changed and this residential colony formed by the British has now been transformed into commercial.
Was constructed for soldiers
In 1882, there used to be Wakefield, the deputy collector of Ludhiana. He built this residential colony. The colony was named Wakefield Ganj after him. The army camp was still across the railway line towards Ferozepur Road. The colony was built for the soldiers and their families in the army.
The main gate of the colony was on the GT road and there was a rail gate at some distance from the gate. Then the Jagraon bridge was built there. In this colony, 16 abuses were made, which were called couches. A straight road from the main gate to the last couch of the colony was made.
Lanes on both sides of road:
The lanes were built on both sides of the road and they were called couches. Small houses were built here. Apart from this, another road also connects all the streets. In terms of security, the streets were then made open according to the time. Even today many houses of that era exist. The 138-year-old gate of Field Ganj still stands there in the dilapidated hall. This gate can now fall anytime. The name of the colony is written in English Urdu and Punjabi at the gate.