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Zirakpur-Dera Bassi belt to be developed as urban conglomerate

Posted on Dec 19, 07:37AM | UNI

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the ambitious plan to develop Zirakpur and Dera Bassi belt as most modern urban satellite towns was in the final stages of discussion and the state government was planning to attract international real estate players in this area.

Mr Badal stated this while laying the foundation stone for 3.5 km long six-lane Ring Road in Zirakpur to divert Delhi- Mohali traffic away from Zirakpur.

He said that he had envisioned this plan to facelift the total region and the focus was on planned growth of total area. He said that GMADA was also finalising the contours of sectoral grid of this whole area and he had already ordered for planned development of inter sector roads.

Announcing a Rs 80 crore new International Sports Stadium at Nadha Sahib, Mr Badal said that focus of the Punjab Government was on nurturing the sports talent at the ground level besides providing them expert coaching from international coaches.

Announcing a tri-nation (India, Pakistan and Iran) traditional wrestling championship, Mr Badal said that after ensuring Kabaddi a global recognition, the Punjab Government was also focusing on other traditional games like hockey and wrestling.

Promising a Sub-Tehsil status to Zirakpur keeping in view its fastest development in Punjab, Mr Badal said that he had asked the Mohali Deputy Commissioner to submit a proposal in this regard so that it could be taken into the next cabinet meeting.

Promising a total facelift of this region, Mr Badal said that besides the Rs 100 Crore Ring Road, he would also lay the foundation stone of Rs 2500 crore Chandigarh-Bathinda four-laning project that would connect Zirakpur with Malwa through expressway.