About New Chandigarh Planning

About New Chandigarh

Considering the economic growth potential of Chandigarh & the surrounding areas under GMADA in the coming years, it is anticipated that the economic growth will drive urbanization and can spur further growth. With this growing urbanization and congestion of existing cities, GMADA conceived the idea of developing a new independent and self-sustaining city to cater to this spillover of the projected growth of Chandigarh and Mohali over the next 20 years. GMADA has mapped out a vision towards a city of excellence for the greater Mohali area and under this vision the township of Mullanpur is envisaged to rise as a distinctive and sustainable playground of the Greater Mohali Area that will enhance quality living and manage the overall growth. With this in mind, GMADA in 2007, appointed Jurong Consultants Private Ltd. Singapore to complete a comprehensive integrated master plan for the new township of Mullanpur. Being in vicinity of Chandigarh and proposed with a world class infrastructure, this Local Planning Area (LPA) has been renamed “New Chandigarh”, in the Punjab Regional & Town Planning & Development Board meeting held on 28-5-2013.

New Chandigarh LPA is located in the north east of GMADA region, south of the Shivalik range. It is bounded by Chandigarh and Mohali, acting as the northern gateway to the Greater Mohali area. Most of the land is not so fertile and there are a number of brick kilns in this area. Spread over an area of approximately 15,000 acres (6000 ha), it is also near the industrial town of Baddi in Himachal Pradesh. The main settlements are the 32 villages scattered throughout the area, the largest of them being the historic Mullanpur village. A significant portion of its land adjoining the Shivaliks falls under the PLPA (about 1150.20 ha), which imposes restrictions on land uses in such areas as these consist of highly erodible soil and have to be guarded against the harmful effects of deforestation and ecological imbalance. There is a restricted area of 140.8 ha that is dedicated for military use. Its topography is relatively gradual and generally suitable for urban development, providing about 4000 ha of buildable land for the development of new townships and urban activities. The Jayanti Devi Ki Rao, Patiali Ki Rao and Siswan River are the main rivulets which pass through New Chandigarh. The main connectivity is through the existing MDR-B which runs through Chandigarh between New Chandigarh and Panchkula and MDR-C, which starts at New Chandigarh and runs westwards to Kurali and further westwards towards Sirhind.

The existing rivers and their surroundings will be enhanced to become prime physical assets of New Chandigarh. These have been conserved and development in these areas includes recreational zones only with minimal construction activity. A 100 m buffer zone has been set aside around the perimeter of the Defense Area as a no construction zone. This amounts to approximately to 140.80 ha of land with limited development potential. Other special and detailed development controls have been specified for all categories to ensure a logical and sensitive growth for the land utilization in the new township of New Chandigarh. With the above development controls in place, New Chandigarh will become a township that is in harmony with its environment and nature. Due to its prime location, New Chandigarh is bound to attract the population of Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh in the long term and hence establish itself as a significant, self-sustaining town offering world class facilities in the fields of Health, Research and Education.

Development Plan

The broad planning intension for New Chandigarh is a self-sustaining, medium density area to ensure quality living while preserving the natural environment. A grid-iron pattern has been adopted for this new township with focal points and key activity zones carefully juxtaposed with open spaces and buildings that relate to each other visually. Since there are no major existing developments, with the exception of the developments within the village of Mullanpur and other rural settlements, there is little hindrance and minimal need for urban renewal and redevelopment. Good connectivity plays an extremely important role in the success of a township. Apart from the existing MDR-B and MDR-C, for better planning and connectivity additional roads have also been planned. The major arterial roads are 60 mts wide and are supported by collector and primary roads, which are 45 mts and 30mts wide respectively. With the construction of the GMADA expressway, New Chandigarh will be easily accessible from Baddi and Anandpur Sahib.

Open spaces and recreational areas are important elements in the overall planning of New Chandigarh (Mullanpur). The total area of land under recreation, parks and open spaces is about 900 ha, with about 250 ha additional area allocated for recreation and tourism. The green spaces including PLPA land makeup about 33 % of New Chandigarh’s total area. Lands for parks and gardens have been set aside for regional, city and neighbourhood use. Quality living environment is created with a good distribution of green spaces with the residential areas. A sizable piece of contiguous land in the south-western side of New Chandigarh (Mullanpur) has been set aside as a sports and recreation zone which includes proposal for a Sports Stadium, Horse Riding Grounds and Golf Courses among others. Guidelines have been formulated to ensure that there are sufficient building setbacks and 3m – 5m green buffers along all roads to present a pleasant and healthy environment.

Intra-urban migration is expected to be the main catalyst in the population growth for New Chandigarh. Approximately 27% of the area is dedicated for residential use. The main private developers in the area are DLF, Omaxe, Altus Space Builders and Innovative Housing Infrastructure Private Limited.

The Medicity (Health Zone) and the Education City (Knowledge Zone) are situated at the opposite ends of the fringe of New Chandigarh to yield a better environment by segregating the traffic movement and providing a balanced distribution of jobs and housing. An additional pocket has been earmarked for Education Zone for setting up of independent institutions to cater to the local needs of the residential areas.

The Mixed Use development will provide a variation of retail, entertainment, accommodation and marketing convenience for residents, workers and tourists. These are primarily located along the rivers and the major arterial roads with emphasis on encouraging the livability and vibrancy of these places by making them pedestrian oriented and providing connected parks and open spaces.

The location of the proposed 25 acres Transport Terminal along the major arterial road MDR-B heightens the easy connectivity and accessibility to Chandigarh and other LPAs, thereby enabling New Chandigarh (Mullanpur)’s industries to tap into the pool of “out of town” workers where the need arises. In the future, a Metro Station is proposed to come up next to this Transport Terminal. The forecast traffic for the next 30 years and the location of various development zones has guided the proposed hierarchy of roads and number of traffic lanes for each road.

Industries in New Chandigarh (Mullanpur) will shift towards more service oriented businesses. A dedicated industrial zone, approximately 3-5% of the total area has been planned towards the south of the residential area along the PR-4. Adequate Utilities/ Infrastructure have been planned for this new city to cater to the forecast population of the next 25 years.


ROADS (Tentative cost: 1750 crores)

A 200’ wide road, 8 km long road is being constructed from New Chandigarh/UT boundary to ‘T’ junction of Kurali-Siswan road at the cost of Rs. 230 crores (including land cost). This road will act as major link between UT, Punjab & Himachal Pradesh. At present it has 6 lanes, with two service roads of 22.5 feet width being constructed on both sides of the main carriageway. The central verge of the Road has been kept as 14 feet to accommodate one more lane on each carriage way in future.

GMADA has also proposed to construct 2 additional vertical roads in New Chandigarh Local Planning Area. These roads will provide major link with PR-4 road to New Chandigarh road (from New Chandigarh UT barrier up to Kurali-Siswan “T” junction). These 60 m wide roads will have a cross section of dual carriageway of 14 m each with two service lanes of 7.5 m each. The approximate cost of construction for these roads will be Rs. 240 Crores.

The Proposed road PR 4 from UT boundary passing through village Togan upto Kurali Siswan road (near village Boothgarh) is 60 m wide having a length of 15 K.M. It will be constructed with tentative project cost of Rs.550 Crores (including land cost) and the process of land acquisition has been started.

The proposed road from village Slamatpur to Punjab U.T boundary is 60 m wide having a length of 9 km. It will be constructed with tentative project cost of Rs.325 Crores (including land cost) and the process of land acquisition for construction of road has been started.
The proposed road PR 6 from New Chandigarh (8 lanes) to village Manana is 60 m wide having a length 10 km. It will be constructed with tentative project cost of Rs.375 Crores (including land cost) and the process of land acquisition has been started. Approximately 3.50 km road out of this 10 km road is being constructed by OMAXE infrastructure limited and work is in progress.

WATER SUPPLY (Tentative cost: Rs.400 crores)

Out of 80 MGD canal water likely to be received at Jandpur against Kajauli Scheme, 20 MGD raw canal water has been earmarked, to meet the requirement of New Chandigarh up-to next 25 years An independent 20 MGD capacity Water Treatment Plant (WTP) is proposed to be installed exclusively for New Chandigarh. However, keeping in view the present demand of only 5 MGD water for this region, about 9 km long 900 mm dia MS Pipe is proposed to be laid from Jandpur up to main Water Works at Eco-park before July 2014 and from this place water shall be distributed to five secondary water works proposed for different regions and there after distributed through pipe network.

SEWERAGE SYSTEM (Tentative cost: Rs.160 crores)

Independent sewerage system including installation of an independent 62 mld capacity main Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) exclusively for New Chandigarh has been proposed and the treated sewage water shall be used for watering of plants & green areas.

STORM WATER DRAINAGE SYSTEM (Tentative cost: Rs.180 crores)

Independent storm water drainage system comprising RCC pipes, road gullies etc. for carrying the rain water up to two natural choe’s namely Jayanti Devi & Patiala Ki Rao passing through this region including creation of Water bodies & Rain Harvesting System has been proposed for New Chandigarh.

ELECRIFICATION (Tentative cost: Rs.300 crores)

The load projections for New Chandigarh for the next 25 years have been taken as 400MW. To supply power to New Chandigarh & to cater these load requirements, two number 220 KV grid sub stations shall be required. These sub stations shall be provided with 2x100MVA power transformers at each place with a future provision of addition of one more 100 MVA transformer. One of the existing 66 KV sub stations at Majra is being upgraded to 220 KV sub stations and in future another 220KV sub stations shall be established near village Thaska. These sub stations shall be supplied power from 220KV lines Rajpura and Morinda. Regarding distribution of power, nine new 66 KV Sub-stations have been proposed exclusively for New Chandigarh in addition to up gradation of two existing Sub-stations at Majra and Mullanpur Garib Dass by providing additional power transformers. 66 KV cable ring main system of approx. 100 circuit km. is proposed to be laid in New Chandigarh to ensure uninterrupted power supply for the town ship.


Development of Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar/ New Chandigarh is on fast track these days. After survey of the Tri city a detailed draft report on the Metro Rail Project Public transport for the convenience of general public of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar has been submitted by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (D.M.R.C.) to U.T Administration, Punjab and Haryana State Govt.
The Total Length of the Metro Rail is 37.573 km. Total Project cost is Rs. 10,900 Crores. Two separate corridors will be developed under this project. The first corridor will be from the Capital Complex Chandigarh upto the Gurduwara Singh Shahidan, Sector 70, S.A.S. Nagar and the total length of this Corridor shall be 12.497 km (4.427 km above ground and 8.070 km underground). The second corridor will be from New Chandigarh (in Punjab portion) upto the Grain Market, Panchkula (Haryana) and the total length of this corridor shall be 25.076 km (19.041 km above ground and 6.035 km underground). In the first corridor, length of Metro Rail in Punjab will be 3.927 km above ground and in the second corridor it will be 3.878 km above Ground.

In view of the above ongoing/proposed projects planned for the infrastructure facilities for New Chandigarh, there would be no load on the existing infrastructure of Chandigarh and S.A.S. Nagar.


The plotted residential development under GMADA, Ecocity is the upcoming Ultra modern Township at Mullanpur, New Chandigarh. Quite synonymous to its name, it is surrounded by lush green areas. The scheme launched in the year 2011 for the allotment of 836 residential plots evoked overwhelming response as approximately 1, 60,000 applications were received. Planned to the south of MDR-B, Eco City Phase-I is being developed on an area of 400 acres, which has been acquired under 100% Land Pooling,  thereby making the farmers as the stakeholders and none of the farmers have been uprooted. Development works are on a spree at the site and are likely to be completed by January, 2014. Development is being carried out by M/s Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Total area under development of the scheme is 400 acres and the total project cost of development is Rs. 151 crores, out of which Rs. 50 crores have already been spent on the construction of roads and providing Public Health, Electrical, Horticulture Services, etc. Around 450 acres of additional land is being acquired for Eco City Phase-II. Compensation will be paid as per the policy to the land owners whose land will be acquired for the project.


As it is crucial to integrate nature with health, the Medicity has been located adjacent to the restricted PLPA land. A total area of 350 acres has been marked for the Health Zone out of which 100 acres has already been acquired by GMADA under 100% Land Pooling , thereby making the farmers as the stakeholders and none of the farmers have been uprooted. Land owners of Medicity would be allotted residential and commercial plots/sites in Eco City as per their entitlement under the land pooling scheme.  The remaining 260 acres is being acquired. Out of the already acquired 100 acres, 50 acres of land has been allotted for the development of the Tata Cancer Hospital, work on which is underway. Civil works are in progress at the site and target is to finish the project by 2015. The project so completed would provide facilities for clinical research, training and education.

Education City

The Education City has been proposed on an area of about 1700 acres, land acquisition process for which is underway. Its aim is to develop New Chandigarh as the learning destination for the Greater Mohali area by providing land for setting up schools, colleges and universities offering world class education, along with opportunities for establishment of a Film City within this zone. Reputed international universities and institutes in the area of computer science and engineering branches, tourism and hospitality, hospital administration, multimedia, pharmaceuticals, media and mass communication have shown interest to set up their campuses in the proposed Education City. Apart from allotment of land to various educational institutions, residential and commercial areas will be developed in the project for the convenience of the students and the faculty. The district will surely be a preferred destination among the aspirants of various educational streams, with the project getting into the shape.

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