21/08/2015:  Sadbhavana Diwas Observed in PUDA Bhawan…

Sadbhavana Diwas was observed in PUDA Bhawan, Sector-62, SAS Nagar. On this occasion, a pledge was administered to the officers and employees of Country & Town Planning Department, Punjab Urban Planning & Development Authority and Greater Mohali Area Development Authority to promote national integration and communal harmony among people of all religions, languages and regions.

21/08/2015:  Auction fetches GMADA Rs. 2,76,12,26,000/-…

In the auction held today of Group Housing, Institutional and Commercial Sites, Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), fetched a total of Rs. 2,76,12,26,000/- by successfully auctioning One Grouping Housing Site, Two Food Court Sites, One Hospital Site, One School Site and five booth sites.

Successful bid of Rs. 1,33,19,01,000/ for the Group Housing Site located near Mohali Golf Range in Sector-65, was given by M.B. Infrabuild Pvt. Ltd.  through Sh. Manmohan Garg. The reserve price of this site was Rs. 1,32,72,99,820/-. The site is spread over 7.123 acres.

The Hospital site adjoining Fortis Hospital in Sector-62 which was reserved at Rs. 64,31,50,000/- was auctioned at Rs. 73,00,00,000/-. The 5.1 acres site went to International Hospital Ltd.

Successful bid of Rs. 31,01,10,000/- for the Food Court (Site No. 1) of Sector-62, was placed by M/s. P.P Buildwell Pvt. Ltd. through its director, Sh. Sahil Puri. The reserve price of this site was Rs. 25,15,81,349/-. Same bidder made the highest successful bid of Rs. 20,28,00,000/- for the Food Court (Site No. 2), of Sector-62, against the reserve price of Rs. 20,12,47,200/-.

The 2.337 acre School Site located in Aerocity, was auctioned for Rs. 15,20,00,000/-. The bid for this site was given by Sant Kirpal Vidyak Mission through Sh. Rajesh Rudhra. Apart from the above sites five booth sites located in different sectors of SAS Nagar were also auctioned.

The whole process of the auction held in Sector-70, Community Centre was smooth. Mr. Sukhjeet Pal Singh, Additional Chief Administrator, GMADA, presided over the proceedings of the auction. Ms. Rajdeep Kaur, Estate Officer (Plots), was also present.

05/08/2015:  GMADA to hand over possession of Purab Premium Apartments by Dec 2015.

GMADA will hand over the possession of 1290 Purab Premium Apartments to the allottees by the end of this year, stated Mr. Sukhjeet Pal Singh, Additional Chief Administrator, GMADA at a Press Conference organised here today at PUDA Bhawan.
Speaking in the conference, he further revealed that as far as the completion of work at site is concerned, basement of the project is ready. Superstructure of 916 apartments out of total 1620 apartments which are being constructed has been completed and architectural and finishing work of 650 apartments is in progress. About 64.5% work of the construction of boundary wall has also been done. Construction at the site is in full swings and GMADA targets to hand over the possession of apartments to the allottees by December 2015, he said.
Detailing about the project, Mr. Mahesh Bansal, Estate Officer (Housing), GMADA, told that, the whole project has been designed keeping in view the age old wisdom of Vastu Shastra. All the apartments are facing north, to allow a free flow of air and sunlight. He said that world class material is being used in flooring and wall finishing both inside as well as outside the apartments.
Detail of apartments being constructed is as follows:

Category   No. of Apartments    Super Area      Covered Area including Car Parking
I                  300                           1095 Sq. ft.         1440 Sq.ft.
II                 600                           1571 Sq.ft            2261 Sq.ft.
III                720                            2221 Sq.ft.          2911 Sq.ft
Total         1620

Mr. Jatinder Mohan, Superintending Engineer, GMADA, revealed that spread over 37 acres, Purab Premium Apartments Project will be unique in itself, as apart from the world class residential amenities that the occupants will enjoy, the project offers recreational facilities also. Ample green spaces have been carved out. On the sports front, the project boasts of provision of a badminton court, sports club, swimming pool, table tennis court, lawn tennis court, volley ball court, basket ball court, skating rink, he added.
Mr. Sukhjeet Pal Singh, said that GMADA is concerned about the interests of the allottees of the project. Once completed, the occupants will cherish the facilities being offered in the project he ensured.

17/07/2013:  State to get 40 MGD of water from Kajauli Water Works..

July 17, 2013: The Punjab government has made it clear that it would withdraw 40 MGD of water exclusively from phase five and six of Kajauli Water Works to meet the requirements of Mohali.
In an affidavit filed in the Punjab & Haryana High Court, the Secretary, Housing and Urban Development, Punjab, stated that Punjab had agreed to lay a larger pipeline for carrying 80 MGD of water on instance of Chandigarh. Work of laying a pipeline to carry 80 MGD of water had already started, told the government. The Court was also informed that the work of completion of phase five and six would be completed by August 2014.
The affidavit filed further stated that a single main pipeline of 40 MGD capacity under phase five and six was to be laid from Kajauli to Mohali by Greater Mohali Area Development Authority for exclusive use of Punjab. Chandigarh was to lay a pipeline for phase seven and eight for 40 MGD after acquisition of land. Chandigarh will have to bear 50 % cost of the pipeline and 100 % cost of the new head works at the Bhakra Main Line as the existing head works has a capacity of 120 MGD only.
The State government also claimed that Chandigarh could not seek directions from Punjab & Haryana High Court for release of water. For this, UT will have to approach the Supreme Court under Article 131 of the Constitution.
About the sharing pattern of water, Punjab clarified that 40 MGD of water to be used exclusively by Punjab would be adjusted against State’s share at the BML, while the distribution of remaining 40 MGD which will go to Chandigarh will be as per the 1983 agreement, approved by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
With the submission of the affidavit, the Hon’ble High Court has dismissed the PIL filed by Mohali Councilor, Kuljeet Singh Bedi, seeking directions to expedite the completion of phase five and six of Kajauli Water Works, which would bring an additional 40 MGD of water every day for Mohali.

16/07/2013:  Illegal constructions on Airport road removed..

July 16, 2013: In a major crackdown against the illegal constructions, the GMADA officials have razed around 150 illegal slum units in the Shaheed Udham Singh Colony. The action assumes significance as the removal of these constructions from the area will expedite the work of construction of the 8 km long Airport road.
It is worth mentioning that land stands acquired with the Authority for the construction of the Airport road, but the construction work was held up as the Hon’ble High Court had asked Authority to give 15 days’ time to the residents to shift from the area. Accordingly, the occupants were given time to shift and on completion of the stipulated time, the Authority initiated the action of removing the slum from the area.
Removal of these constructions will pave the way of construction of 200’ wide road from Sector-74 to NH-21 at Kharar. It will be a boon to the travelers bound to airport from different areas of Punjab as they will not be required to enter Chandigarh and will reach to the airport directly. The opening of the road will also ease out the traffic flow in Chandigarh and Mohali.
Work of construction of the road will start soon and will be completed by the end of the year, revealed officials.

05/07/2013:  Deputy CM gives consent to conceptual plan of New Chandigarh..

July 5, 2013: Deputy Chief Minister, S. Sukhbir Singh Badal, has given approval to the comprehensive conceptual of New Chandigarh in the Mullanpur area, prepared by Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA).

Presiding over a meeting of higher officials, the Deputy CM approved Rs. 1278 crore for the development of New Chandigarh. The town which will be spread over an area of 15272 acres would have Eco City, Education City, Medicity and other mega projects which would take the development of the state to higher precedents.
Giving details about Education City, the deputy CM said reputed international universities and institutes in the area of computer science and engineering branches, tourism and hospitality, hospital administration, multimedia, pharmaceuticals, media and mass communication had shown interest to set up their campuses in the proposed Education City.

Deputy CM directed the officials concerned to complete the land acquisition process for these projects besides completing the road infrastructure in this town by December 2012 to ensure that the development could be undertaken as per the schedule.

01/07/2013:  GMADA removes illegal constructions..

In a massive demolition drive, GMADA removed illegally constructed houses in Jagatpura village. Around fourteen-fifteen illegally constructed houses were razed which were mostly occupied by the migrant labourers. Apart from these houses, some illegally constructed sheds meant for the cattles were also pulled down.
The exercise which continued for an hour or so was peaceful as no resentment was shown by the residents of the locality. Occupants were given ample time to vacate the houses. Officials present at the site of demolition drive, told that the list of all those who had raised these constructions is being prepared, which will be sent to the district administration for required legal action against them. They said that this action was taken under the provisions of The Punjab Periphery Act.
Senior officials revealed that GMADA is quite firm on zero tolerance as far as the illegal constructions are concerned. They said it’s the resolution of the Authority that no lenience will be there in taking action against the unauthorized constructions in the jurisdiction of the Authority and the violators will be dealt accordingly. As per the information more such demolition exercises are on the cards in the coming days.

01/07/2013:  Education City to come up in New Chandigarh..

The district of Mohali will get another distinction, of being christened as “Education District”, with the state government giving a nod of approval for setting up Education City at New Chandigarh. The Authority has started the process of acquiring 1700 acres of land for the project.
Land will be acquired in villages Kansala (419 acres), Takipur (354 acres), Rajgarh (337 acres), Boothgarh (303 acres) and Kartarpur (287 acres) for this ambitious project. After demarcation of land to be acquired, objections will be invited from the land owners whose land will fall under the project. Following which the process of land acquisition will be started.
Land will be made available for setting up schools, colleges and universities offering world class state of the art facilities. The project so completed would offer education facilities in courses like Engineering, , Medical, Management, Bio tech, Tourism, Hospital, Multimedia, pharmaceuticals etc. Land may also be allotted to some IT companies in this Education City.
Apart from allottment of land to various educational institutions, residential and commercial areas will be developed in the project for the convenience of the students and the faculty.
The district will surely be a preferred destination among the aspirants of various educational streams, with the project getting into the shape.

01/07/2013:  Construction of Purab Apartments kickstarts..

Work of construction of first ever sky scrappers of the Authority, termed “Purab Apartments”, has intiated as the Authority has taken possession of 50 acres of land for the construction of the apartments.
A total of 1620, 15 storeyed apartments, will be constructed in Sector 88, which will include 300 apartments with single bed room accommodation, 600 apartments with two bed rooms accommodation and 720 apartments having three bed rooms accommodation. The price of these apartments was pegged at Rs. 37 lac, Rs. 55 lac and Rs. 69 lac respectively. The work of construction of these apartments has been allotted to M/s Simplex Infrastructure. The project worth Rs. 800 Crores is proposed to be completed by September 2015.
The project once materialised will offer state of the art living facilities to the occupants, as the locality will include a community centre, convenient shopping booths, UGSR, provision of lifts, fire fighting equipments, pipe metered LPG/NPG and various sports facilities.

The work of preparing the structural designs of these apartments was entrusted to M/s Mahimtura Consultabts Private Ltd., Mumbai. The project has already been granted the required environmental clerance from SEIAA.

01/07/2013:  GMADA starts issuing Letter of Intents..

Greater Mohali Area Development Authority has started the process of issuing the Letter of Intents to the land owners whose land was acquired for the development of Sectors 88 & 89 and who had opted for the land pooling scheme. The Authority had acquired total of 662.80 acres of land in the villages of Sohana, Lakhnour, Berampur, Manakmajra & Landran for the development of these sectors.

A total of 2237 residential plots of various sizes including 457 plots of 100 sq yds, 596 plots of 200 sq yds., 548 plots of 300 sq yds. 190 plots of 400 sq yds. & 446 plots of 500 sq yds have been carved out in these sectors to be allotted to the land owners of land pooling scheme. Against 1.00 acre of land acquired, a land owner will be allotted a residential plot of 1000 sq yds. and commercial plot of 100 sq yds.
The land owners were given option of cash compensation as well as of land pooling against their acquired land. The process of issuing Letter of Intents to the land owners is near completion.

16/06/2013:  Cabinet Okays policy on regularization of illegal colonies..

June 16, 2013: The Punjab Government has given a nod to regularize the unauthorized colonies constructed before April 1, 2013 all over the state. This major policy decision has come as a big relief to around two lakh individuals and nearly 5000 illegal colonies across the state.

The policy would be applicable for one year from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. Unapproved colonies or buildings constructed before April 1, 2013 will be considered under the policy.

The approved Policy for Compounding/Regularization of Unauthorized Colonies/Building under the Punjab Laws (Special Provisions), Act, 2013, focuses on bringing all unauthorized colonies/buildings into the policy framework and regularize the development for hassle free implementation of Master Plans across the state to make sure that the development takes place in a symmetrical manner.

This will be a one time opportunity to the colonizers and plot holders to get their offences regularized and compounded. Under the policy, colonizers are required to pay composition fee for compounding the offences. The fee would vary from area to area for the colonies developed before and after August 2007. The approximate rates of composition fee would vary between Rs. 2.5 lakh to Rs. 15 lakhs. per acre.
The individual plot or building owner will be required to pay changes varying from Rs. 50 to Rs. 500 per sq yd for regularization. The amount so collected would be spent on providing basic amenities in these colonies.

04/04/2013:  City to get better road connectivity

The city residents will soon get a reprive from the deteriorated conditions of roads Greater Mohali Area Development Authority has decided to start the work of laying of some roads soon.
A 200’ wide road will be laid connecting Sector 73-74 to NH-21. The approximate cost of this project is Rs. 63 crores and the target is to complete it in around one and a half year. The road so laid will provide direct connectivity from Kharar to Zirakpur.
Also at a cost of Rs. 15.98 crore, a road will be recarpeted in Sector-66. Some other projects are also in the pipeline, which will provide better connectivity to the city.

04/04/2013:  Encroachments removed in Mohali

In another action against the unauthorized constructions in the City, officals of GMADA today razed down building of a temple being constructed in Sector-57. A pesson who has set up a museum near Balongi has been instructed to remove the construction that he has raised on property of the Authority. Similar demolition drives against illegal construction are on the cards, informed the officials.

04/04/2013:  More Petrol Filling Stations to come up in Mohali

In a meeting held recently, the Punjab Regional and Town Planning Development Board has allowed changes in the Master Plan of city paving way for opening of more petrol pumps in the city and surrounding areas. The move will provide major relief to the city residents who are forced to travel miles for getting petrol tanks filled, as at present there are only six petrol pumps in the city.
As per the decision, now petrol pumps could be opened in Sector roads/shopping streets in each Sector. The decision assumes significance as relaxation in norms in the master plan will ensure opening of more petrol pumps in Mohali and adjoining areas.

11/03/2013:  GMADA officials raid illegal PGs

March 9: In a joint exercise against illegal Paying guests, a team of officials of GMADA and district administration raided around 112 PGs in the city.

The PG owners have been directed to follow the guidelines of GMADA while offering the PG services and provide all the mandatory information to the police department regarding their paying guest accommodations.

In the surprise check, though no arrests were made, but the owners of illegal PG set ups were instructed to complete all the formalities related to their PG units to avoid further strict action.

11/03/2013:  Illegal constructions on Airport road removed

March 7: In implementation of its zero tolerance policy on illegal constructions, GMADA today removed illegal constructions in Sector 90-91, on 200 feet wide Airport road, which will connect Zirakpur to NH-21 in Kharar.

During the drive, a slum colony and few unauthorized shops which had come up on this land were razed. Removal of these constructions has smoothened the process of laying of the Airport road. The Authority will now float tenders for the construction of the road and the process of construction if proposed to be completed in another 7-8 months. Owners of slum units which have been put up on the road have been given a week’s time to vacate the land

11/03/2013:  Demolition drive launched in Mohali……

March 2 : In a crackdown on illegal raised constructions, GMADA razed a gas godown and about 30 illegally structured houses in Sector 78 & 79. Dealer of a Bharat Gas Company had constructed a godown illegally in Sector 79, which was demolished. Removal of the godown paves the connectivity to Sector 77 & 78 to the rest of the city. Apart from the godown, around 30 hutments which had come in these sectors were also removed.

11/03/2013:  Draw of 279 booths held

March 8: GMADA today successfully conducted the draw of 279 built up booths being offered in various sectors of Mohali. The proceedings of draw were held in PUDA Bhawan.

All the bids were opened in the presence of public. The result of the draw will be uploaded on the website of the Authority on March 19 and subsequently will be published in leading newspapers on March 22.

The scheme was a grand success as against 279 offered booths a total of 748 applications were received.