New city to come up near Mohali airport
Decks have been cleared for a new township, Aerotropolis, spread over 5,000 acres close to the Mohali International airport. It will offer a mix of residential and commercial plots with more emphasis on the latter.
After getting a nod from the council of ministers, the new minister for urban planning and housing, Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa, was briefed about the township at a review meeting of the department on Tuesday. Vini Mahajan, additional chief secretary, housing and urban development-cum-financial commissioner, revenue, told media that the idea behind the project was to ensure planned urbanization in a coveted area close to the airport.