Mohali is a city situated adjacent to Chandigarh, the common capital of the northern Indian states Punjab and Haryana. In later half of 2012, it was named after Sahibzada Ajit Singh, the eldest son of Guru Gobind Singh, and called Ajitgarh. Today, its famously a part of the Chandigarh Tricity, the two other cities being Chandigarh and Panchkula.
Besides being a city in Punjab, Mohali is also the administrative district of the state. Initially, it didnt have any unique element in its city planning. The city of Mohali was designed based on the successful plan of Chandigarhs. The city, just like it neighbor was divided into identical sectors of size 800x1200m.
Starting from the 1980s, however, a new development pattern began to emerge in the city. The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority played a stellar role in the development activities in Punjab. Now, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has taken over the mantle of development.
Today, the rich investment opportunities offered by the city attract an increasing number of outsourcing IT organizations. And thats opening up the real estate sector in the city to people and organizations from across the country and abroad.
Stats And Facts
The population of Mohali, according to the provisional reports of the Census India 2011, is 1,46,104. The urban/metropolitan population is 1,76,152
As per the same reports, Mohali has recorded a sex ratio of 911 per 1000 males. The child sex ratio is 886 per 1000 boys. Both these numbers are below the national average
Mohalis average literacy rate is excellent, at 93.22%. This is well above the national average literacy
Initially, Mohali was built as extension of Chandigarh, because of the housing strain experienced in the latter. Although Mohali has been overshadowed by its more popular neighbor for much of its past, its now opening up as an attractive destination for IT organizations
Mohali is fast growing into a house for multinational corporations from across the country and abroad
Infosys has its development center located in the city. International giants like Philips, Dell, and Semiconductor Complex Limited also make their presence felt in Mohali
Quark Inc., a Denver-based firm has created QuarkCity, a city replete with all the necessities of modern life, besides the obviously massive residential complex. Its expected that this project will create 25,000 direct and 1,00,000 indirect jobs. The QuarkCity also features a Special Economic Zone (SEZ)
Mohali doesnt have an airport and train station of its own. To reach Mohali, one traveling by air or rail needs to get off at Chandigarh and then proceed to Mohali. Chandigarh is well connected by rail and air to all the major cities across the country, and so reaching Mohali is never a problem
The city is also very well connected by road. Its just a 4-5 hour drive from New Delhi, connected, for most part, by the NH 1. Popular mode of transport in this region is the cab, or of course any car. The route is quite scenic
The Sector 43 bus terminus in Chandigarh serves Mohali. Although located in Chandigarh, the terminus is situated just 2 km from Mohali. All buses to Punjab and Haryana stop here. The Sector 17 bus terminus has buses moving to and from Delhi
All Localities in Mohali
LOCALITY,Old Kalka Road,Sector 127,Sector 56,Sector 116,Lalru,Sector 57,Sector 115,Sector 66-A,Sector 111,S.A.S Nagar,Sector 66,Sector 110,Sector 114,Sector 113,Sector 126,Sector 109,Sector 79,Sector 60,Sector 61,LOCALITY,Mullanpur,Sector 91,Chandigarh-Ropar Road,Sector 70,Sector 85,Sector 112,Banur,Sector-125,Sector 117,Sector 98,Kurali,Kharar-Banur Road,Sector 68,Sector-100,Sector-80,Sector-74,Sector-65,Sector 64,Sector 86,LOCALITY,Sector 121,Sector 71,Sector 59,Sector 53,Sector 88,Sector 67,Sector-123,Sector 97,Sector 105,Sector 108,Sector 104,Sector 107,Sector 118,Sector 62,Sector 63,Sector-76,Sector-106,Sector-69,Sector-103,LOCALITY,Sector-73,Sector-54,Sector-77,Sector-82,Khera,Balongi,Sector-122,Sector-99,Aerocity,Bhabat,Sector-58,Sector-124,Phase-9,Kharar – Landran Road,Kharar-Kurali Highway,Dera Bassi,Aerocity Road,Sector 74 A