Punjab to develop New Chandigarh as hi-tech city

Chandigarh, Oct 8 : The Punjab government will develop New Chandigarh, a new township coming up near Chandigarh, as a futuristic township with high-tech facilities, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said Tuesday.

The new township, coming up at Mullanpur area on the north-west side of Chandigarh, will have a medi-city and edu-city, Badal said, adding that it will have top universities and medical facilities.

Expressing concern at the mushrooming of unauthorised colonies in the Mullanpur area, he cautioned that such colonies will face action.

Badal said that big residential and other infrastructure projects by leading builders like DLF, Omaxe, Altius and a world-class cricket stadium by the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) were already in the pipeline in the new township.

He said that about 2,200 acres of land for the town's expansion has already been acquired.

The Haryana government has objected to the use of the name New Chandigarh by the Punjab government for the upcoming township.

--IANS (Posted on 08-10-2013)

punjab-news headlines

Over 2.61 lakh weapons deposited in Punjab

Punjab turned into river of drugs by Akali leadership: Shakeel Ahmed

Amarinder Singh warns Majithia against criminalising politics in Punjab

Why is under confident Jaitley importing workers from Delhi, asks Amarinder Singh

Jaitley asks why Congress has stopped compensating border area farmers

CBMs with Pak essential for Amritsar to succeed as trade centre: Capt

Showers lash Jalandhar, wheat harvesting can be delayed

Badal has always exploited Punjabis' emotions for personal gains:

Drugs worth Rs.700 crore seized in Punjab ahead of LS polls

Capt Singh gets overwhelming response during Youth Cong road show

Capt asks Jaitley why Modi has not withdrawn petition against Pbi farmers

Punjab ready for free, fair, peaceful Lok Sabha polls : DGP

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top