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- Speed up basic infrastructure work in Knowledge City
Punjab Chief Secretary SC Agrawal has ordered speeding up of the work to provide basic civic infrastructure, especially the roads, drinking water and sewerage, in the Knowledge City spread over 360 acres in Sector 81 here.
He was on a surprise visit to the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), one of the seven national premier institutes, which have come up in the Knowledge City.
Agrawal asked the senior officials of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), Public Works Department, Water Supply and Sanitation department, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited and district administration to immediately complete the pending works, which fall under their respective departments.
Taking serious note of the high-tension live electricity lines passing across the IISER campus, Chief Secretary directed the Power Corporation officials to immediately find a suitable solution to the problem, which was raising safety concerns and creating hindrances in the further construction in the campus.CommentQuote0Flag
- Metalled roads to make first appearance in sectors 78, 84
TNN Jul 14, 2011, 01.15am IST
MOHALI: More than 10 years after residents moved into sectors 78, 79 and 80 in Mohali, Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has finally got its act together as proper metalled roads would make a first-time appearance in these sectors.
For over a decade, nearly 6,000 residents had to travel on broken roads in order to reach home. Not to forget, there were no community parks for residents to take a walk or indulge in leisurely activity, prompting many to take up cudgels with GMADA, but to no avail.
Recently, Mohali district planning board chairman Narinder Kumar Sharma toured the area and discovered that all the internal roads in these sectors were lying in a broken state and learnt from local residents nothing had been done to repair them for almost a decade.
Thereafter, a team of GMADA officials along with Sharma visited the spot and drew up plans on re-carpeting the entire area as well as creating green patches in vacant areas to allow residents to have residential parks.
Speaking to TOI, Sharma said, ''The situation was really bad and each time it rains, the entire area is cut-off from the rest of the city. After I was informed of the conditions, I personally visited the spot and then directed GMADA officials to draw up a plan to re-carpet roads as well as create parks for residents. The re-carpeting work has already commenced and would be completed by the end of the current month.''
He added, as far as parks are concerned, it would take a little longer, but we plan to have them ready in three months time.
Yogesh Malik, a resident of Sector 79, said, ''For years we have been made to use broken roads and there have been a large number of accidents because of potholes in the unmetalled roads. Now that the road re-carpeting work has begun, we would finally be able to drive back home without worrying about falling in a ditch.''CommentQuote0Flag
- Punjab Infotech auctions commercial site for Rs 62 cr
Chandigarh, July 29 (PTI) Punjab Infotech today auctioned 1.52 acres commercial site located in Mohali for Rs 62 crore.
The reserve price for the prime commercial property was fixed at Rs 35 crore. The site is located in Sector 67 IT Park being developed by Punjab Infotech and houses leading IT and Knowledge Industry players.
"We are extremely pleased with this auction and positive outcome," Punjab Infotech Managing Director R K Verma was quoted as saying in a press release.
The successful bidder was Nirankar Singh of Mohali out of thirteen bidders who evinced their interest in the auction.
A participation fee of Rs 5 lakh had to be deposited before the commencement of auction, while 10 per cent of the auction price was deposited by the successful bidder at the fall of hammer.
Punjab Infotech Senior Executive Director R K Sangwan said that 15 per cent of the remaining payment has to be deposited within 30 days and 75 per cent of the balance amount has to be paid in five equated half yearly installments. PTI CHS
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- Originally Posted by sunny9Mohali ISBT to be entertainment destination
Abhijit Prashar, TNN Jun 23, 2011, 12.50am IST
MOHALI: By the end of the year, the non-existent nightlife and entertainment avenues in Mohali city are scheduled to have a new address with construction work in full swing at Mohali Junction, which would witness an integrated inter-state bus terminus (ISBT), 10-screen multiplex, food courts and entertainment complex. The junction is expected to become operational by December.
The ISBT project would no doubt ease the woes of travellers looking to board long-route as well as city buses as till now, as most of the buses do not regularly stop at the old bus stand in Phase VIII. Even the condition of existing bus stand is in a dilapidated condition and most travellers prefer to go to ISBT-17 or ISBT-43 in Chandigarh to board long-route buses to various destinations.
The entertainment project, touted as being the first in the region where a state-of-the-art, fully air-conditioned bus terminus would be combined with four-star hotel housing 150 rooms, rooftop helipad, three-storied fully automatic parking lot and shopping mall, is said to be the answer to Mohali residents quest for entertainment.
Hopeful that the first phase of the project would be completed by September; C&C general manager Col (retd) Charanveer Singh Sehgal said that his team of engineers and site managers along with labourers were working at break-neck pace to ensure meeting the deadline. He said, ''By September, we would have the bus terminus, multiplex, parking lot and shopping mall in place. After that the second phase would see 150-room hotel, office-cum-commercial tower and helipad on rooftop become reality by June 2012.''
The 10-screen multiplex, to be equipped by Cinepolis from Mexico, would screen 55 movies everyday. Cinepolis is the fourth largest chain in the world and the multiplex would be among the first in the country to have 10 fully functional screening areas.
Where is the ISBT coming up in Mohali ?CommentQuote0Flag
- ISBT is coming up in Sec-57CommentQuote0Flag
- Mohali to get eight brand new sports complexes by October 30
Posted: Mon Aug 01 2011, 01:13 hrs Mohali:
By the end of this year, Mohali will be one of India’s leading sports cities. With the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) set to complete eight sports complexes by October 30, Mohali will well and truly be on the international map. As of now, it is known for the PCA Stadium but by November 2011 a newly constructed hockey astroturf stadium will host international matches. GMADA will spend Rs 90 crore on the construction of these eight stadiums.
The construction of the hockey stadium in Phase IX opposite the PCA stadium, spread over 19 acres of land, is in full swing. The seating capacity at the hockey stadium will be of 18,000.....
In another five months, Mohali is going to emerge as the sports hub town of Punjab. These stadiums or sports complexes will be multi-purpose as they will have facilities where various sports like volleyball, badminton, tennis, and other sports can be played. He also informed that Rs 17 crore would also be spent on sports accessories at these stadiums.The project of building the sports complex in Sector 78 is spread over 27 acres of land and will attract major tournaments as it will have a well-built and equipped velodrome and also facilities for popular sports like boxing, football, athletics and wrestling....
Article Link: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/mohali-to-get-eight-brand-new-sports-complexes-by-october-30/825201/CommentQuote0Flag
- ISB to open Mohali campus in April
Hyderabad, Dec. 18:
The Indian School of Business will begin operations at its second campus coming up at Mohali in April next year.
“Mohali will be another Hyderabad in the North. ISB should set up a pattern for other universities and institutes in excellence,” Mr Adi Godrej, Chairman of ISB's Board of Governors said at a function to mark the tenth anniversary of the Hyderabad-based business school here on Saturday.
“In India, there is no unemployment. There is only unemployability,” Mr Godrej said while stressing the need for quality of education.
Mr Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, ISB said his school had grown from 128 students 10 years ago to 570 now.
“After the Mohali campus (goes on stream) next year, it will have 780 students,” he added. The 3,800 students who graduated from the school were working in 25 countries, he added.
The collective output of the 50 faculty members had already made ISB the most productive business school in the country, Mr Rangnekar claimed.
Mr Godrej also launched the book, ‘An Idea Whose Time Has Come' by Mr Pramarth Sen, the founder-dean of the ISB.
- Election panel sets cash limit :Registration of property in Mohali hit
Tribune News Service
Mohali, January 4
The move by the Election Commission to limit the carrying of cash to Rs 2.5 lakh during the period of the model code of conduct has left the coffers of the state exchequer empty.
Due to the set “unaccounted” cash limit, the daily property transactions registered with the sub-registrars at Mohali, Kharar and Dera Bassi have come down drastically. This is resulting in a daily loss of around Rs 1.16 crore to the state on account of income from the stamp duty charged on every property transaction in the district.
Sources said at the Mohali office of the sub-registrar alone, around 50 property transactions were registered daily before the enforcement of the model code of conduct. The monthly income from the district to the state exchequer was around Rs 35 crore. But now, less than 10 cases turn up at the office. Similar is the situation at Dera Bassi and Kharar.
Officials at the sub-registrar’s office, quoting the figures of the “Statistical Abstract of Punjab 2010”, said the value of the 5,850 properties registered during 2008-2009 in Mohali was valued at Rs 2,900 crore.
Another reason being attributed to the low rate of registration was slump coupled with the election that could see change of government. Not ready to comment on the issue, a senior official in the district administration said the rules of the Election Commission were very clear. Anything above Rs 2.5 lakh had to be accounted for. “If money above the specified limit can be accounted for, there should be no problem for buyers and sellers to get their property registered. The intention of the commission is to ensure that black money is not used during the Assembly elections in the state,” he said.CommentQuote0Flag
- More towers in Wellington Heights
TDI group recently added almost 154 flats in three new towers in its Wellington Heights project in TDI city Mohali, Located on the Chandigarh-Kharar road and built in a scheme area of 7.45 acres in Sector 117 of TDI City Mohali, the new towers will have 2 and 3 BHK apartments at competitive prices.
Speaking about the customer friendly payment plans offered by TDI, Sanyam Dudeja, COO-Punjab of the group, said, " We are offereing two payment schemes to customers - subvention scheme and construction-linked scheme. Under the subvention scheme, the property is offered at a basic price of Rs 2750 per sq ft. As a part of this scheme, the customer has to initially pay 15 per cent of the total cost and no payment is to be made for the next 36 months. The price in the construction-linked scheme is Rs 2650 per sq ft and in this scheme the customer has to make the payment as the construction progresses". — TNS
Difference between rates under subvention and CLP is very less,2750 vs. 2650.There should have been difference of 250 to 300.TDI is having absurd pricing.CommentQuote0Flag
- ISBT to get 5 more months for completion
Tribune News Service
Mohali, February 6
The multi-storeyed inter-state bus terminus (ISBT) in Sector 57, here, is nowhere near completion. After missing the deadline twice, to complete the project in October, 2001 and December 2011, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) was contemplating to extend the deadline of the project by another five months.
Though no GMADA officials were ready to speak on the subject yet sources said that the deadline could be extended till June 2012, but the Gurgaon-based company, C and C Towers Ltd would have to pay the fine accordingly. For the past few months, the work at the site has been going slow.
The first phase of the air-conditioned bus stand, Sector 57, was to be operational by the end of October 2011. But the deadline was now being extended further.
Located along the Chandigarh-Kharar section of the National Highway, the facility has been for the night parking facility for 98 buses. There would be 50 bays, waiting lounges, online booking facility, food courts, restaurants and an electronic display board. The Rs 500 crore complex would have 17 storeys, a 10-screen cinexplex, a high-end shopping mall and a luxury hotel. There would be three-layer underground car parking, capable of accommodating 2,100 vehicles, said sources, adding that it would have special arrangements for the physically challenged
- Open for Selling?
I am a small Business man and will like to add one more unit to my retail business, is there going to be draw or requets to be open for public anytime sooner?
- i am having a Flat in Wellington Heights, booked 3 years back, can anyone update me with the current status of price and site as am based in Delhi and looking to sell it offCommentQuote0Flag
- Development works from Akali govt
Set timeline for works, govt to bureaucrats
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 26
Bureaucrats, who called the shots in Punjab during the militancy period, have now been told to set timelines for work allocated to them, ensure self-discipline and to be open to periodic monitoring.
Sources said the new instructions had been issued primarily because of two reasons. One, the SAD-BJP alliance realises that very little was achieved from October last year till the declaration of results in the first week of March this year.
This, they claimed, was because the bureaucracy, unsure if the SAD-BJP would return to power, was on a ‘go slow’ mode.
Second, there had been huge gaps in the administrative reforms in various departments. The sources said Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal was of the view that the bureaucracy had acted as an impediment in enforcing reforms during the last term.
For example, they said, Suvidha Kendras could not be established despite the fact that the move was initiated in 2009.
The sources said there was a feeling that officers in the Local Bodies Department simply kept shuffling files among themselves. In contrast Sanjh Kendras, which encourage community policing, came into being because the work was under the Home Department headed by the Deputy Chief Minister.
The sources said that going by the recent meetings chaired by Sukhbir, the government had gone on the fast forward mode and was keen to make real time changes at the ground level before the 2014 parliamentary elections. Sukhbir has asked officers to draw a timeline for reform works as well as for big ticket projects.
All work allocated to them will be monitored by the Chief Secretary and the Deputy CM.
The government’s first priority is to ensure completion of the big ticket projects. These include the three upcoming thermal power plants, road infrastructure and industrial and textile parks.
Sukhbir has constituted a seven-member committee under the Chief Secretary to ensure these are completed on time. Deadlines have been fixed for this purpose along with monthly reviews.
This year has been earmarked as the year of investment with the Deputy CM personally reaching out to industrialists to invest in the state. They are being promised a hassle-free and clean environment. The government is also keen on resource mobilisation, which has been initiated by jacking up rates, and smooth disbursement of social welfare doles for which technology is being brought in.
Pulling up Socks
Govt gears up to plug gaps in reforms
Tells its officers to ensure self-discipline and to be open to periodic monitoring
Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal earmarks 2012 as the year of investment