Zirakpur—why One Of The Best Places For Investment??

Zirakpur is a beautiful neighbouring city of Chandigarh. Zirakpur is witnessing the rapid growth in its
real estate market because of numerous factors. So, if you are planning to shift from any city or
investment. Looking for a lifestyle that matches up to your expectations, you can definitely point
towards Zirakpur, where you get capital appreciation as it is in developing stage like Gurgaon and

1-Amazing Connectivity: Zirakpur has a great connectivity with the major nearby cities of Punjab,
Chandigarh(UT) and other states (Himachal Pradesh, Haryana). You can reach Shimla in 3 hours
while Delhi in just 4 hours. It feels really amazing for outsiders in terms of moving to a new location.

2-Logistic& Warehousing Hub: Zirakpur-Tepla- Rajpura Belt to become logistic hub in Punjab. As
Zirakpur is the intersecting point on Shimla-Delhi – Patiala highway,so government is planning to
have warehouse in the near future in Punjab.

3-Presence of International Airport: Chandigarh Airport is a custom airport which serves
the Union Territory Chandigarh, Chandigarh capital region including Panchkula, Mohali and the
Indian states of Punjab, Haryana and the southern districts of Himachal. The airport runway is located in the Union territory of Chandigarh while the international terminal is located on the south side of the runway in the village of Jhiurheri ,  Mohali, Punjab. The airport caters to eight domestic airlines (Indigo, Spice jet, Vistara, Air India & many more) and connecting Chandigarh to 2 International (Sharjah & Dubai ) and 17 domestic destinations. More International Flights to operate from the airport in coming months Ex: Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, British Airways. With International flights operating round the clock from Chandigarh airport will also bring more employment in Aviation/Cargo and ground staff sector.
Chandigarh International airport will now be the hub for passengers from Himachal Pradesh, J&K,
Punjab & Haryana. Passengers from these regions now don’t have to travel to Indira Gandhi
International Airport ‘New Delhi’ to board the international flights.

Instrumental landing system is getting installed so that flight can operate in low visibility from
Chandigarh Intl Airport

4- Accessibility: The areas surrounding airports possess excellent infrastructure facilities. It ensures
good connectivity to all parts of the city with well-developed roads, flyovers, expressways and
highways. Moreover, the transport facilities are available throughout 24×7 and offer several
employment opportunities. 

5- Employment opportunities : With the availability of excellent connectivity and
infrastructure, the locations nearby airport have a high demand in the realty sector. These
regions are also bound to emerge as a commercial destination. For instance, the airport at
SAHIBZADA AJIT SINGH NAGAR has led to the fast development of several commercial hubs and industrial parks such as Infosys.,HDFC Corporate office etc. This development improves the employment opportunities in several fields. Several schools, colleges, restaurants, entertainment zones and many more elements of social infrastructure facilities have been introduced. Close Proximity to Infosys, Ashoka university , Amity University & 1700 Acres IT- CITY. All these developments assure a good quality of life!

6- Profitable returns : Airports are a major attraction for commercial and retail sectors. The
infrastructure initiatives in these regions transform itself into high growth zones. The demand
for properties, both for commercial and residential purposes, are high and have more values.
If you invest in properties near an airport, it also promises a good return in future and present.

7- Master Plan Zirakpur : Municipal council has announced that Zirakpur will cut into 16 sectors.
The map of each sector with the address of every house will also be available on Google. Now
GMADA further acquire 5000acre to expand aerocity.

8- Healthy Environment: While planning to get a house for our family, it is very important to
choose a place which is pollution free and has healthy surroundings. Zirakpur is a place fulfilling all
these requirements. As its free zone from industries and Low Density Area i.e low rise buildings are
permitted (example:-stilled+3 with lifts). You can get facilities like parks for children (Leisure Valley
Park coming in 100 Acres) open areas, walking paths and more.

This area has now fast emerging as preferred destinations not only for the IT Industry, but also for
quality housing and urban infrastructure related investments. This is because of better accessibility
and declared public priority to provide world-class civic amenities. It has become an important
commercial and institutional hub, which houses regional offices of companies and institutions
catering to several States. It has also become an important investment destination for Indian and
multinational Companies.

GMADA hands over land to NHAI, Zirakpur ring road project back on track

Confirming this, a senior National Highways Authority of India official has said the land had been transferred and work would start in a month

Delayed for nearly seven years, the Zirakpur ring road project is likely to take off soon as the Greater Mohali area Development Authority (GMADA) recently transferred around 100 acres of land it has acquired to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to start construction.

The 200-foot-wide and six-laned road will decongest Zirakpur by providing an alternative route to Shimla-bound traffic from Ambala.

The NHAI will build the 8 km road from McDonald’s on the Ambala-Zirakpur highway, passing through Peer Muchalla, Sanoli, Gazipur, Nagla, all Mohali villages, to join the Sector 20/21 dividing road in Panchkula.

A senior NHAI official who spoke on condition of anonymity as he’s not authorised to speak to the media, said: “We held a meeting with senior GMADA officials and requested them to hand over the land (for the project).”

Confirming this, another senior official with the highways authority said the land had been transferred and work would start in a month.

“We are hopeful of completing the project soon,” he said

GMADA superintending engineer Davinder Singh, too, said, “We have handed over around 100 acres of land to NHAI and they will begin work soon.”

Work halted in 2014

Work on the route, which started in 2013, came to a halt in February 2014 when some of the landowners went to court seeking higher compensation.

With its completion, Shimla-bound traffic can take this road, bypass the bottleneck at Zirakpur, and join the Shimla highway at the Panchkula end. Similarly, Ambala or Delhi bound traffic from Shimla can avoid Zirakpur.

The road will also open an alternative route from Panchkula to the Chandigarh International Airport in Mohali, but it will be much longer than the existing route via Industrial Area and the Zirakpur-Chandigarh road through Aerocity and IT City in Mohali. However, Chandigarh traffic will then be given a miss.

No traffic congestion

The project will also help prevent around 1.5 lakh vehicles from Punjab and Haryana from entering Chandigarh daily, something that has also been proposed in the city’s Master Plan for better traffic management.

The road project had been approved in 2017 by the then Union home minister Rajnath Singh during a meeting of the Northern Zonal Council in Chandigarh in August. The project holds more significance in the wake of Rajnath Singh putting the brakes on the much touted Metro project for Chandigarh in July 2017, and asking the UT administration to look for alternative models of transport, as a metro was not viable in Chandigarh.

According to the proposal, the road will be connected to the Shimla-Kalka highway, Pinjore, Baddi, Yamanunagar and Majri Chowk in Panchkula.

According to the Master Plan committee, traffic between Mullanpur and Panchkula, and that from Kansal, Zirakpur and Panchkula not headed for Chandigarh could be diverted and significantly reduce congestion on the arterial roads in the city’s Madhya Marg and Dakshin Marg.

Last Night’s Solar Eclipse Looks Stunning in These Captivating Images

Last Night’s Solar Eclipse Looks Stunning in These Captivating Images

A few hours ago the rare astronomical event that is the total solar eclipse was witnessed in Indonesia, while other parts of Asia experienced a partial eclipse. Because you probably missed it, here’s a quick photo roundup so you can start the day in awe.

The narrow path of our Moon’s shadow-and the total eclipse with it-stretched across 12 Indonesian provinces, crossed three times zones, and could be seen by about 40 million. In other parts of the Indonesian archipelago, and in several Asian countries-such as India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Singapore-a partial eclipse was visible.

Air Asia passenger plane flies as a partial solar eclipse occurs Wednesday, March 9, 2016 as seen from Taguig city, east of Manila, Philippines. Phot Bullit Marquez/AP
A partial solar eclipse is seen behind a passenger capsule of the Singapore Flyer. Phot Wong Maye-E/AP

Carbon Dioxide Levels Just Hit Another Disturbing Milestone

Carbon Dioxide Levels Just Hit Another Disturbing Milestone

Global temperatures aren’t the only thing rising faster than anyone can remember . The same goes for the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere, according to the latest dispatch from the Mauna Loa Climate Observatory in Hawaii. It’s almost as if the two phenomena are related or something.
From February 2015 to February 2016, the atmospheric carbon concentration at Mauna Loa-long held as the benchmark for global CO2 levels-rose 3.76 parts per million, marking the largest increase in a 12-month period since the famous Keeling Curve began in 1958. The previous record for a 12-month CO2 increase was made in 1997-1998, when atmospheric carbon concentrations rose 2.82 ppm. That was also the only year in history with an El Niño event that can measure up to this year’s Godzilla Niño.

CO2 concentrations at Mauna Loa over the past year. Image Credit: NOAA
In 2013, global atmospheric CO2 concentrations rose above 400 ppm for the first time in approximately 3 million years. Since then, we’ve been hitting that 400 ppm milestone earlier with each passing year.
One could argue that 400 ppm, as well as the 2 degree Celsius warming milestone we recently surpassed in the northern hemisphere, are just that: milestones. They are. Soon, the days when CO2 concentrations ever fall below 400 ppm will be behind us, marking a fundamental shift in our atmosphere that will persist for thousands of years to come. What’s scary is the future these milestones represent-and how quickly we seem to be blowing past them with very few people taking note.

Medicity plot allotment in SAS Nagar from Tuesday

Medicity plot allotment in SAS Nagar from Tuesday

Hoping to cash in on medical tourism, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) will start allotment of land to various health institutes at the upcoming Medicity in Mullanpur from March 8 (Tuesday). The scheme will remain open till all plots are allotted on a lease-hold basis. In total, GMADA is offering 258 acre (one acre is 43,560 square foot or about the area of a football field) in Medicity Phases 1 and 2. Of this, around 50 acre has already been allotted to Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (under the department of atomic energy in the Centre) through the department of health and family welfare, Punjab.
At the Medicity, the Punjab government plans to have one medical university, one medical college-cum-hospital, one multispecialty hospital and 11 hospitals. “This is our ongoing allotment scheme, wherein all medical institutes would be allotted land. It would be on leasehold basis as per the policy of the Punjab government,” said Rajdeep Kaur estate officer GMADA.
“Hospitals in SAS Nagar have been getting patients from Pakistan and Afghanistan — for heart surgery, liver transplant, orthopaedics expertise and medical care. We are hopeful that the scheme would do well based purely on the business and commercial aspect of the project,” said GMADA sources.
“Punjab is linked with land route to neighbouring countries is hoping to make the most of the opportunity that the Medicity presents.”
PGI satellite centre planned on 10 acre
PGIMER’s satellite centre is also planned to come up in Mullanpur where it would provide out-patient department (OPD) screening facility that shall refer only tertiary care patients ( those in need of hospital and advanced investigation) to the PGI. The ` 500-crore project was approved by the central government after Punjab offered 10 acre to the institute for its expansion. In 2013, the PGI had approached GMADA and the Punjab government to seek 25 acre reserved for Medicity project in Mullanpur