Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said Mullanpur, which is coming up as New Chandigarh, would be developed as a futuristic city with hi-tech facilities. He said the road grid of the city would be in synchronisation with its master plan and the road network would be planned keeping in view the pressure of development for the next 50 years.

He said, “The medi-city and edu-city, to be developed in the vicinity of Mullanpur, will have world-class hospitals and universities.” He said the edu-city would be developed on the pattern of Oxford University. Cautioning about mushrooming of unauthorised colonies in the Mullanpur planned area, Sukhbir said it was imperative for the authorities to check the growth of illegal construction with stern hand.

Referring to the transit plan for the upcoming project, Sukhbir said the transit plan for New Chandigarh would be finalised focusing on a well-planned sectoral grid and roads widened from 100 ft to 200 ft. For better connectivity, the new city would have four main roads connecting with Mohali, Chandigarh, Panchkula, Zirakpur, Baddi, Kharar, Sirhind and the Mohali airport. There would be one metro junction and two metro stations in the local planning area.

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