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Mohali: A Rural Neighbourhood Today’s Metropolis Leaves Behind Chandigarh

Over the years, Mohali has carved a niche for itself in the education and IT sector. Through ups and downs this year, it kept its identity intact among the Tricity. Mohali will soon leave Chandigarh behind in all aspects like development, population, and as a hub of IT and education.

Earlier, connectivity was an issue. But with new roads and airport, the issue has been resolved. Hundreds of private builders have played an essential role in the transformation of the city.

From a village to a prominent city:

Recalling the old days, Kalsi says that Mohali village was unknown until 1975 when the All India Congress Committee (AICC) held its session at Mattaur village that year. At the session, the then prime minister Indira Gandhi announced development of Mattaur, then Kamagata Maru Nagar, as a model village.

It was after 2006 that Mohali has seen a boom in the real estate market. Now it has become one of the costliest cities of Punjab. In 2010, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) launched its first residential project, Aero City.

The connectivity of the city and operationalization of Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport played an important role in the city’s growth. Then there was airport road which connected Kharar to Ambala road at Zirakpur bypassing Chandigarh. After Aero City, the IT city came to Mohali and the road became a new bridge for development.

In some areas in Mohali, the property is being sold at Rs 75,000 per square yard.  In 1992, the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) put Mohali on the international map.

New Education Hub:

Mohali has become a hub of private education. In the past 20 years, more than 30 private colleges were established in the district. At present, more than three lakh students from different states and countries like Afghanistan and African countries study here.

The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) put the city on the national map in the education sector. With NIPER, there was a sudden boom in the private education sector as a number of private educational institutes were set up on the periphery of Mohali. At present, there are four private universities — Amity University, Chandigarh University, Rayat Bahra University, and Ashoka University — located in the district.

Apart from this, reputed institutes like the Indian School of Business (ISB) and Indian Institute of Scientific Education and Scientific Research (IISER) have also given a fillip to the overall development of the city. The ISB was inaugurated on December 2, 2012, by the then finance minister P Chidambaram. It is a self-sustaining campus spread over 70 acres and is designed by the famous New York-based international architecture firm, Perkins Eastman.

New Real Estate Projects:

New Chandigarh was developed in 2014 and now it has become the most sought-after place in the Tricity while GMADA’s new projects like IT City and upcoming projects like Aerotropolis have the potential to drive the economy.

At present, more than 200 builders are registered with GMADA. In the future, around 100 projects are coming into the district. Private builders are giving competition to GMADA.

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The projects that changed Mohali

PCA stadium
In 1992, the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) had unveiled the PCA stadium. With international matches, the hospitality industry flourished in the city. Many hotels came up in Mohali.


AIMS, Mohali, started functioning in 2021. The project was conceived to provide better medical facilities in the region as hospitals in Chandigarh are overburdened. Given the fact that Mohali is already the hub of reputed educational institutes like ISER, NIPPER & IMTECH, the emergence of our medical college will definitely add a new dimension to the educational ecosystem of the district.

Maharaja Ranjeet Singh Armed forces preparatory institute was founded in 2011. Since its inception, the institute has sent more than 200 students to National Defence Academy (NDA).

Homi Bhaba Cancer hospital

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the state-of-the art cancer hospital in Mohali. The hospital will cater to people from Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Chandigarh.

Spread over 125 acres of land, the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research was established in 2006. More than 1,500 students are now studying in the institute.


New Chandigarh 
New Chandigarh was developed on the periphery of UT in Mullanpur Garibdas area. It was established in 2014. GMADA launched two residential projects Eco-City-1 and Eco-city-2. Apart from these, the media-city is also a major project in New Chandigarh which was established to promote medical tourism.

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