Infrastructure and development are the two major concerns for the growth of any state. To cater to the development and balanced growth of the urban sector of Punjab, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) was established in July, 1995.
It is an apex institution in Punjab with an aim to provide planned residential, commercial and industrial spaces, incorporating the latest state-of-the-art technology and town planning norms.
Developed with a vision to achieve a rational, integrated, comprehensive and orderly development in Punjab, PUDA has been continuously striving to improve the planning, development, and management and delivery capacities of the urban centres.
Punjab’s mission via this institute is to conceptualize and create unique urban settlements that cater to the needs of Punjab’s dynamic population, today and for the future.
New Chandigarh (GMADA)
Taking heed of the economic growth potential of Chandigarh and the surrounding areas, GMADA, the local planning authority of Greater Mohali, envisioned a plan to develop a new, independent and self-sustaining city in the year 2007. According to the plan, GMADA mapped out a vision for building a new township in the greater Mohali area that will enhance quality living in the region of Punjab. Located on the vicinity of Chandigarh, the township is named as “New Chandigarh”.
New Chandigarh will be an ultra-high-tech and the first smart city of Punjab.
Chandigarh International Airport
The new international terminal of Chandigarh airport is located in Mohali, Punjab, and was inaugurated on 11th September, 2015 by Prime Minister of India, SriNarendraModi. Haryana Governor,Kaptan Singh Solanki, Haryana Chief Minister ManoharLalKhattar, Ashok GajapathiRaju (Union Civil Aviation Minister), Deputy CM (Punjab) Sukhbir Singh Badal, CM Parkash Singh Badal, and KirronKher (Chandigarh MP) were also present during the inauguration. The new terminal is built for both, domestic and international flights. The new terminal is built on a green-building concept and is spread across an area of apprx. 305 acres. The use of environment-friendly green technologies makes this airport one-of-its-kind, not only in India, but also in the world.The rooftop of the terminal has a 200KW solar plant, which is enough to meet the major power needs of the building.
4/6 Lane Roads
Punjab Government is undertaking concrete efforts to create 4/6 lane roads for all the national and state highways. From time to time, new agendas and budgets are released for the betterment of the road infrastructure in the mentioned regions and areas.