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New Chandigarh
Clockwise from top: New Chandigarh skyline, North River, Housing Complex in the Doshi District, New Chandigarh Parliament, New Chandigarh City Hall
Flag of New Chandigarh.png
Flag of New Chandigarh
Officials
FounderSaltedline
MayorSaltedline
Deputy MayorSpegit
Town recognition
RankGovernor
Date foundedAugust 19, 2021
Date recognized as CouncillorJune 30, 2022
Date recognized as MayorJuly 8, 2022
Date recognized as SenatorOctober 9, 2022
Date recognized as GovernorMarch 13, 2023
Geography
Town hall coordinates-10991, 69, 7505
WorldNew World
Ward(s)Ward 6
Post code(s)NC
Transit
MRT M43  New Chandigarh East
 M44  New Chandigarh West
Road connectionsA6
Bus facilitiesNew Chandigarh Intercity Bus Station
Builds
No. of buildings235+
Landmark(s)New Chandigarh Government Complex, MRT Server Museum
Etymology
Nickname(s)NC
Former name(s)Harrington

New Chandigarh is a Governor city founded and owned by Saltedline, located at M43 and M44 on the MRT Mesa Line. Founded on August 19, 2021, New Chandigarh is known for its museums, modernist urban planning, and architecture.

History

Background

After the New World was expanded with Epsilon, the MRT Mesa Line was extended from its former terminus at Heampstead to Tembok by SimonScholar in May 2020. M43 Station, the future location of New Chandigarh, was built in part of the extension. In September 2020, Avaneesh2008 built a settlement near M44 station called New Agra. The only development in New Agra was the Skull Cafe, a franchise by TheBrothersBone.

The area around M43 station had few developments as an unknown player claimed the station and solely built a small road around it. Conric005 found a naturally generated desert well near the M43 station while streaming and placed a sign in 2020. The well is displayed outside the New Chandigarh City Museum.

Foundation and early development (2021–2022)

Road around M43 station before New Chandigarh was developed

On August 19, 2021, Saltedline claimed the land around M43 Station with the help of Missa_Solemnis. Saltedline chose the location as it was relatively close to Deadbush while having few towns nearby that could restrict the development with the 300 and 500 block rules. The claimed area was named Harrington, after American political activist Michael Harrington.

Inspired by modernist high-density urban developments around Seoul, Harrington was initially planned as a satellite city of Deadbush. However, Harrington saw little development for almost a year. The only changes that had been done included demolishing a previously built highway overpass, building an underground entrance to the MRT Station, and building an unfinished brick plaza in front of the station.

The development of modern New Chandigarh started on June 20, 2022. Since the name Harrington was already taken by an inactive town of the same name, New Chandigarh was chosen as the new name of the town, named after India's first planned city designed by Le Corbusier.

After measuring road grids of other cities in the MRT Server, Saltedline decided to make city blocks of 100 blocks by 75 blocks. Six city blocks were initially built in front of the M43 station. Two city blocks at the west were extended to 125 by 75 due to a calculation mistake. Spegit007 was named as the deputy mayor after she helped Saltedline get promoted to Citizen.

Councillor and Mayor (2022)

The first building to be built in New Chandigarh was the New Chandigarh City Hall. After Saltedline got basic information about WorldEdit commands, especially the 'stack' command, high-rise offices, shopping centers, and residential buildings were constructed quickly. Lilies was the first franchise to fill the franchise spaces in one of the shopping centers in New Chandigarh. The introduction of the Conductor rank significantly reduced the time waiting for staff, allowing faster development and more detailed structures.

New Chandigarh was promoted to Councillor on June 30, 2022, and Mayor rank on July 8, 2022, both endorsed by DintyB and Mojang1014.

New Chandigarh expanded by six city blocks to the south in late July 2022. The M43 station was fully integrated into the road grid during the expansion, allowing the plaza around the station to be completed. As Saltedline thought New Chandigarh's lack of historical significance could undermine New Chandigarh in the long run, various cultural facilities, including the New Chandigarh City Museum and the MBS Southwest Studio NC, were introduced for newly built city blocks.

After the trumpet interchange connecting the city to A6 was built by AP_Red, New Chandigarh Intercity Bus Station was constructed to provide quick travel between New Chandigarh and other towns. Bus bays in the New Chandigarh Intercity Bus Station and franchise spaces around the city were quickly filled up by aggressive promotion and requests from Saltedline to Members online using private chat.

Senator and northern expansion (2022–2023)

The quick development in New Chandigarh was halted when Saltedline took a break from the server from September to early November 2022. Despite this, the city was promoted to Senator by a unanimous vote on October 9, 2022. After the promotion, nine additional empty city blocks were built in the northern portion of the town in November 2022. The southern area of the city also saw more new developments including the labor union headquarters and the spleef arena.

Saltedline took another break spanning from December 2022 and early January 2023. After the break, he started to add buildings to the nine empty blocks at the north and the Government Complex for the Governor rank. Six additional city blocks at the northeastern part of the town and the road around the Government Complex were also built after January 2023.

Initial layout and warp train for New Chandigarh Metro built by worrski, before its cancellation

New Chandigarh adopted a district system to better manage the city's development and help visitors navigate around the city. The original six grids were named the Corbusier District and the southern expansion was named the Breuer District. The initial plan for the New Chandigarh Metro system was drafted and commissioned to worrski for construction; however, the metro project did not see much progress as worrski became inactive. The project was eventually replaced by a newer plan.

With the completion of the nine city blocks in the north, now known as the Doshi District, New Chandigarh was promoted to Governor on March 14, 2023, after a unanimous vote by MRT staff. Even though the development slowed down, there were some new additions to the city, including Lake Jeanneret, an artificial lake in the southeast of the city.

Governor, western expansion, and the MRT Server Museum (2023–present)

From May to June 2023, Saltedline filled six empty city blocks, now known as the Artigas District, on the northeast with new offices, tower blocks, and other buildings. Schematics allowed Saltedline to work on new buildings in his singleplayer world with WorldEdit, speeding up the building process significantly and allowing more details on each build. Schematics also allowed Saltedline to upload his builds onto Planet Minecraft, starting with the recreation of Marina City in Chicago.

Empty blocks of road during western expansion

In March 2023, New Chandigarh was featured in its first server-wide event, the first season of Lag Tag. New Chandigarh was also featured in the sixth season of Formula MRT.

In July 2023, New Chandigarh was featured in the sixth leg of The Amazing Race 13, with contestants visiting the New Chandigarh City Monument, the MBS Southwest Studio NC, and the New Chandigarh Central Mall.

From July to August 2023, Saltedline started to develop the northwestern part of the city, starting the western expansion of New Chandigarh. The use of schematics continued, but the larger size and greater detail of newer builds led to an overall slow speed of expansion. The development was completed in October 2023.

The MRT Server Museum, one of the major landmarks of New Chandigarh, was built on October 1, 2023. Starting with a porch from the Stillwater City Hall built by ReallyTuck, the museum collected over 120 builds across the server. The MRT Server Museum was partially opened on October 30, 2023, with its completion of the New World section.

On October 8, 2023, New Chandigarh was submitted for Premier for the October 2023 GSM. The city was denied promotion by a vote of 2–5. Many staff members praised the quality of individual builds, brutalist architectural style, and scale but criticized its lack of details on smaller scales, abrupt changes along the city border, and the style of the city being too similar to other cities around the server.

Spegit, the former deputy mayor of New Chandigarh, was demoted from Conductor on October 8, 2023, due to inactivity. While she was still active on the MRT Discord, Saltedline handed the deputy mayor position to Mojang1014 to act as a caretaker of New Chandigarh when Saltedline was inactive. After Spegit fixed her computer, Saltedline reinstated Spegit as the deputy mayor again.

In January 2024, Saltedline became active again, building the student housing complex and the rest of the remaining empty city blocks. Development on New Chandigarh further slowed down as Saltedline had real-life issues and wanted to focus on the quality of the builds. Student housing was completed in January 2024, but new districts were finished much later than the initial goal. The Fry-Drew District was finished in late February and the Erikson District is planned to be completed in late May 2024.

Geography

Lake Jeanneret at sunset

New Chandigarh is located in a relatively flat desert biome in southwestern Epsilon directly west of the Grand Mesa. New Chandigarh is surrounded by desert hills in the northeast and two small interconnected rivers in the west. Several small rivers flow through the city area, including the South River in the Breuer District and the North River in the Doshi District. Lake Jeanneret, an artificial lake connected to the South River, lies in the southeastern part of the city.

The closest town to New Chandigarh is Calvania to the north. Other towns near New Chandigarh include San Chorizo and Southwest City to the east, Coruscant to the west, and Monoliths to the south.

Districts

Districts of New Chandigarh. Clockwise from upper left: New Chandigarh Central Mall in the Corbusier District, New Chandigarh First School in the Doshi District, New Chandigarh Government Workers' Housing and Public Service Block in the Artigas District, The Saltedline Art Museum and City Park in the Fry-Drew District, New Chandigarh Third School and Residential Complexes of the Gropius District, New Chandigarh City Hall in the Government Complex, MBS Southwest Studio NC in the Breuer District

As of March 2024, New Chandigarh is divided into eight districts, each consisting of six to nine city blocks. Each district, with the exception of the Government Complex, are named after modernist architects starting from letter A to G. Additional districts for various higher educational facilities and the airport is currently planned.

Corbusier District

The Corbusier District consists of six city blocks located in the central part of the city, bordering the Government Complex to the east, the Fry-Drew District to the west, the Doshi District to the north, and the Breuer District to the south. The district is named after Le Corbusier, a Swiss-French modernist architect who led the city planning of Chandigarh, India. The Corbusier District was the first district to be completed in New Chandigarh.

Notable builds in the Corbusier District include the New Chandigarh City Hospital and SL Bank Headquarters. The Corbusier District has 36 builds in total.

Breuer District

The Breuer District consists of six city blocks located in the southern part of the city, bordering the Government Complex to the east, the Erikson District to the west, and the Corbusier District to the north. The South River runs through the southeastern part of Breuer district. The district is named after Marcel Breuer, a Hungarian-American modernist architect who built various brutalist architectural works in the United States. With most of its buildings completed when the city was ranked mayor, the Breuer District was the second district to be completed in New Chandigarh.

Notable builds in the Breuer District include the Sun Plaza Department Store and the New Chandigarh City Museum. The Breuer District has 24 builds in total.

Doshi District

The Doshi District consists of nine city blocks located in the northern part of the city, bordering the Artigas District to the east, the Gropius District to the west, and the Corbusier District to the south. The North River runs from the south to the north through the middle part of the Doshi District. The district is named after B. V. Doshi, an Indian architect who worked on Chandigarh's Capitol Complex. The Doshi District was the third district to be completed, and the first district to be completed after New Chandigarh acquired Senator rank.

Notable builds in the Doshi District include the the SL Holdings Complex and the New Chandigarh St. Luke Catholic Church. The Doshi District has 44 builds in total.

Government Complex

The Government Complex is located in the southeastern part of the city, bordering the Breuer District and the Corbusier District to the west and the Artigas District to the north. Unlike the other districts of New Chandigarh, the Government Complex is made up of one giant block, allowing bigger builds to be built and preserving a hill that sits in the middle of the district. The Government Complex was the fourth district to be completed in New Chandigarh.

The Government Complex contains buildings for the New Chandigarh City Government, including the City Court, Assembly and the City Hall. Builds in the Government Complex were built in a brutalist style, embracing the texture of raw concrete and the structural form. Brutalist buildings in the Government Complex have stone and andesite exteriors and have their structural elements such as pillars and staircases exposed in distinct ways. The Government Complex has 14 builds in total.

Artigas District

The Artigas District consists of six city blocks located in the northeastern part of the city, bordering the Doshi District to the west, and the Government Complex to the south. The district is named after Vilanova Artigas, a Brazilian modernist architect and one of the pioneers of international style and brutalist architecture of Brazil. The Artigas District was the fifth district to be completed, built after the city was promoted to Governor. The Artigas District was also the first district built using Schematics.

Notable builds in the Artigas District include the New Chandigarh Government Housing Complex and the original South Korean Food Shack. The Artigas District has 24 builds in total.

Gropius District

The Gropius District consists of nine city blocks located in the northwestern part of the city, bordering the Doshi District to the east and the Fry-Drew District to the south. The district is named after German-American architect Walter Gropius, who was one of the pioneers of the International Style architecture. The Gropius District was the sixth district to be completed, and the first district built in part of the western expansion. It was also the first district that used Schematics for landscaping.

Notable builds in the Gropius District include the New Chandigarh Western Hotel and the Crossroads Building. The Gropius District has 44 builds in total.

Fry-Drew District

The Fry-Drew District consists of six city blocks located in the western part of the city, bordering the Corbusier District to the east, the Gropius District to the north, and the Erikson District to the south. The district is named after Jane Drew and Maxwell Fry, British modernist architects who were one of the planners of Chandigarh, India. The Fry-Drew District was the seventh district to be completed, and the second district built in part of the western expansion.

Notable builds in the Fry-Drew District include the New Chandigarh Western Library and the Saltedline Art Museum. The Fry-Drew District has 26 builds in total.

Erikson District

The Erikson District consists of six city blocks located in the southwestern part of the city, bordering the Breuer District to the east and the Fry-Drew District to the north. The district is named after Canadian modernist architect and urban planner Arthur Erikson, who designed various brutalist buildings including Simon Frasier University main hall.

The Erikson District is still in development as of March 2024 and is planned to be the last district to be built in New Chandigarh.

Transit

Road network

The roads of New Chandigarh are arranged to form a grid, with blocks being either 100 by 75 blocks or 125 by 75 blocks. Pedestrian walkways are differenciated with its colors; green walkways run along east-west axis and red walkways run along south-north axis. Blue walkways provide pedestrian connections inside the city grid.

Each city block usually consists of four to seven buildings and a green space or small park in the center. New Chandigarh consists of 49 city blocks, including the Government Complex spanning from the X-coordinates of -10300 to -11800.

New Chandigarh Intercity Bus Station

The New Chandigarh Intercity Bus Station in January 2024

The New Chandigarh Intercity Bus Station serves direct or full-stop intercity bus routes. Several franchises are also inside the station. As of September 2023, the New Chandigarh Intercity Bus Station's bays are filled by the following companies:

Bay Company Destination
1 Seabeast Buses Hamblin
2 DLink Buses Borderville
Calvania
3 JiffyBus Parkland
4 Kirdéliner Deadbush
Welchett
5 ArcticLiner Arcadia
Murrville-Arcadia International Airport
6 Kaloroliner Kaloro City
7 Dachshund Bus Lines Waterville
8 Caravacan Caravan Company Caravaca
9 Prime Bus Deadbush
10 ViaBus Venceslo
11 Busnet Serena
12 IKEAlink Covina

Rail

Map of New Chandigarh Metro system

M43, New Chandigarh East, and M44, New Chandigarh West, on the MRT Mesa Line serve New Chandigarh. M42 is planned to be connected to the planned New Chandigarh Airport.

NewRail FLR serves New Chandigarh with a station under the New Chandigarh Intercity Bus Station. An additional station for warp rails, TrainCarts, and intercity buses is currently planned south to the Erikson District.

New Chandigarh Metro has five lines serving all across New Chandigarh and Calvania. New Chandigarh Metro was originally planned to be constructed by Worrski, but since her activity in the server was relatively low, the project was cancelled after two months. After the metro project was relaunched, Saltedline offered $1,000 for the project to be completed. After sorting through multiple offers, Saltedline accepted the offer from __7d to build the metro since he had access to WorldEdit and had experience with working on underground work and metro building.

Notable builds

Notable builds in New Chandigarh. Clockwise from upper left: The New Chandigarh City Museum, MRT Server Museum, The New Chandigarh Central Library, The New Chandigarh City Hospital, Interior of the New Chandigarh Warp Rail Museum, The New Chandigarh Art Gallery

As of October 2023, there are over 200 builds in New Chandigarh. Most of the building designs were taken from famous modernist architectural works. Some builds are more faithful to their original design, while others are significantly modified from the original to fit the small size of the city grid. Several builds are available for download from Saltedline's Planet Minecraft page.

New Chandigarh City Museum

The New Chandigarh City Museum is a museum featuring historical structures from New Chandigarh and other cities of the New World. Fully completed in late June 2023, it was the first museum built in New Chandigarh.

MRT Server Museum

The MRT Server Museum is a museum featuring over 150 builds of MRT Server members from both the Old World and New World, spanning the 10-year history of the MRT Server.

New Chandigarh Museum of Art

The New Chandigarh Museum of Art displays map art collected around the server. The museum features one of the most comprehensive collections of map arts in the MRT Server.

New Chandigarh Central Library

The New Chandigarh Central Library is a library holding a collection of player books including novels, poems, town informations, historical news magazines, advertisements, and letters.

New Chandigarh Warp Rail Museum

The New Chandigarh Warp Rail Museum displays warp trains and trams, rainging from the server's first warp train built by AutoDesignZ to the newest prototype by MarbleRail. Inspired by the MRT Warptrain Museum in Sesby, Saltedline built the museum to display trains from smaller and newer transit companies.

New Chandigarh City Hospital

The New Chandigarh City Hospital is a recreation of the now-demolished Prentice Women's Hospital building originally designed by architect Bertrand Goldberg in Chicago, Illinois. The building consists of three floors of various clinics, including Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, and Psychiatry, a restaurant floor, and six floors for patient wards. As of January 2024, the New Chandigarh City Hospital has over 2,000 views on Planet Minecraft.

Embassies

New Chandigarh has embassies for 11 states and towns, all located at the New Chandigarh Embassy Building in the Government Complex:

Location Town/state Owner
2F-A Caravaca DDaniii_
2F-B Miu Wan HarborRandom852
3F-A Region of Lumeva __7d
3F-B Calvania RR_3
5F-A Konten State lightshatterz
5F-B Essex _Ludus
6F-A Lanatam MPolo455
6F-B Nibel DNAmaster10
8F-A Kanata Spegit
8F-B Achowalogen Takachsin Tom_Pairs
9F Meridia PaintedBlue

The Embassy Building Annex in the Fry-Drew district includes embassies of the following states:

Location Town/state Owner
2F Ox River Jintyorder
3F Bristol Minecraft252
4F Northern Peninsula Frogggggg
5F Pixl Seshpenguin

New Chandigarh has embassies in Kaloro City, Essex, Ox River and Glacierton.