Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar Mohali, Ajitgarh near Chandigarh
Mohali, also known as Ajitgarh and officially known as Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, is a city in the Mohali district in Punjab, India, which is a commercial hub lying south-west of the capital city of Chandigarh. It is the administrative headquarters of Mohali district. It is also one of the six Municipal Corporations of the State. It was officially named after Sahibzada Ajit Singh, the eldest son of Guru Gobind Singh as Sahibzada Ajit Singh Naga It is still known and popular as “Mohali” among local people and other parts of India.
Mohali has emerged as one of the most important cities in Punjab and the rest of northern India; it is developing rapidly as an IT Hub of the state. Special emphasis has been made by the state government to make this city the best place to live in the Punjab. The city also has many international sporting venues consisting of a magnificent cricket stadium, hockey stadium, indoor stadiums, golf course. An International Airport and projects like World Trade Centre, Aerocity are also coming up. The region has been targeted by an increasing number of outsourcing IT companies, who look to capitalize on the rich investment opportunities the city offers.
Mohali, along with Chandigarh and Panchkula, forms a part of the Chandigarh Tricity. It was earlier a part of the Rupnagar District, and was carved out as a separate district in 2006. The first 11 sectors of the sector design system for Mohali are popularly known as Phases. Early development was only till Phase VII. The development of sectors and phases from Phase 8 onwards started in the late 1980s, and the city got its own bus stand in Phase 8 in the mid-1990s. Some sectors of Chandigarh are shared between Chandigarh and Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, like the sectors 48, 51, 52, 54 and 56 onwards – all these actually fall in the Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar region.
Mohali will soon get five star hotels, PVR Cinema by UNITY GROUP, upcoming Amity University, Ashoka University, Infosys at 50-Acres, Tata Cancer Hospital, Medical College and International cricket stadium at Mullanpur on 42-Acres
Greater Mohali Area Development Authority master plan
In the GMADA master plan, the city has up to 127 Sectors which include nearby villages. They are, among others, Alipur, Bairampur, Bakarpur, Ballo Majra, Balongi, Bari, Bar Majra, Bathlana, Behlol, Bhago Majra, Chajju Majra, Chaparchiri, Daun, Desumajra, Dyalpur, Harlalpur, Jandpur, Jhampur, Jheureri, Jhungian, Kailon, Kandala, Khuni Majra, Kishanpura, Kurali, Landiali, Landran, Manakmajra, Manana, Matran, Naraingarh, Pattlin, Raipur Kalan, Sambalki, Saneta, Santemajra, Shafipur, Siaun, Sihanpur, Sukhgarh, Tapauli and Thaska. GMADA also includes the Aerocity that is a gateway to Chandigarh International Airport.
Places of tourist interest in and around this region include the following:
Gurudwara Amb Sahib
Gurudwara Amb Sahib is a historical shrine situated in Sector 62, Mohali
Shiv Mandir, Phase 1, Mohali old Hindu Temple
Gurudwara Singh Shaheedan situated in village Sohana, close to Sector 70
Gurudwara Amb Sahib, Phase – 8
Gurudwara Nabha Sahib – Zirakpur
Parks And Gardens
Rose Garden, Phase 3B2
Bougainvillea Garden, Phase 4
Silvy Park, Phase 10
Valley Park, Phase 8
Ekta Park, Phase 7 (Near Chawla Chowk) Mohali
Musical Fountain Park, Sector 70
City park, sector 68
Markets and other places
Main Market, Phase – 7, SAS Nagar
Main Market, Phase – 4, SAS Nagar
Main Market, Phase – 3, SAS Nagar
Main Market, Phase – 1, SAS Nagar
Main Market, Phase – 10, SAS Nagar
Other Attraction Places
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, SAS Nagar
International Hockey Stadium, Phase-9
Sikh Ajaibghar, Sector 119, Village Balongi, Village Bar Majra
VR Punjab, Kharar
Baba Banda singh Bahadur war memorial- Chappar Chiri
Chandigarh University NH-95, Chandigarh-Ludhiana Highway, Mohali
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali (IISER Mohali)
GGS College of Modern Technology
Indo Global Colleges
Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering & Technology
Chandigarh Engineering College
Indian School of Business (ISB), Sector 81
Army Institute of Law
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali (NIPER)
Schools like Yadwindera, Manav Mangal, Manav Rachna, DPS, Vivek High & RYAN
The city has a number of speciality hospitals. Government dispensaries also are present in some sectors. Government Hospital Of Phase-6 is oldest Hospital of the city. Fortis Healthcare Limited has also set up a Super-Specialty Hospital in Mohali. The city has many multi-facility private hospitals like the Max Super Speciality Hospital, Fortis Hospital, Silver Oak Hospital, Ivy Hospital, Indus Super Speciality Hospital, Mayo Hospital, Cheema Medical Complex, Mukat Hospital and Heart institute, Cosmo Hospital, Amar Hospital, Grecian Super Speciality Hospital, Sohana Hospital, Ace Heart and Vascular Institute, SGHS Hospitals, AM Hospital, ESI Hospital & Regional Spinal Injury Center (Sector 70). Big pharmacy stores like City Medicos are situated near Fortis and Silver Oaks hospital where one can get all the medicines.
Major Industrial Groups of SAS Nagar(Mohali)
Mohali houses many state-local companies like PTL (Punjab Tractor Limited), ICI Paints, and the Godrej Group, its reputation as a home for large, multinational corporations is still growing. Quark and Infosys, the well-known Indian IT services major, had a development center in Mohali. Global tech giants like Dell, Quark, Philips, SCL (Semiconductor Complex Limited), and PUNCOM also operational in Mohali.
Denver-based Quark has created the $500M, 46-acre Quark City in Mohali, complete with a residential complex comprising 30% of the city. Shopping, entertainment, medical, and educational district consume another 10%.
Airtel, has a big office in Industrial Area Mohali. Regional offices of Punjab & Haryana circle located here. Convergys, IDS Infotech, SmartData Enterprises (I) ltd IT Outsourcing, and other business support companies are also finding comfortable accommodation in Mohali. Spice Telecom ‘s Punjab operations are headquartered in Mohali.
Ranbaxy Laboratories operates a manufacturing plant out of Mohali. Punjab Tractor Limited manufactures India’s first indigenous tractor under the brand SWARAJ. Situated in Phase 4 Industrial Area, continues to be India’s top 7 tractor company. It undertakes three group of companies: SWARAJ MAZDA, SWARAJ ENGINES and SWARAJ AUTOMOTIVES. Reacently, Mahindra and Mahindra has acquired 44% shares in PTL.
What is Mohali in Punjab famous for?
Mohali is famous for PCA Cricket Stadium.
Mohali is famous for International Hockey Stadium.
Mohali is famous for VR Punjab. It is biggest mall in Punjab and Tricity.
NIPER, IISER, Army Institute, ISB, CDAC is flourishing here.
Fateh Burj made in mohali, remembrance of Khalsa warriors attacking Sirhind
Mohali is famous for its proximity with Chandigarh and is part of Tricity
Mohali is famous for Chandigarh International Airport
All interesting places in Chandigarh and Panchkula are nearer to it
Mohali has famous industries like Godrej, Sun Pharma, Philips, SCL