The Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab, Sukhbir Singh Badal, announced on Wednesday that I-T giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and other MNCs would set up their centres in the Mohali I-T park leading to employment generation for 50,000 people.
Speaking at the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected sarpanchs and panchs of the district, Badal said the proposed I-T park would be spread across 1,500 acres in Mohali and would house some of the top names in the IT sector in India.
Talking of Mohali’s emergence as an I-T centre, he added that Mohali would soon become an hub “like Bangalore and Hyderabad”. With this, the service sector including hospitality and education will also get a big boost, he added.
Badal also announced a grant of Rs 12 crore as the first installment for development of villages in Mohali. Handing over the cheque to Deputy Commissioner Tejinderpal Singh Sidhu, he congratulated the panchs and sarpanchs, while saying that public administration starts at the village sarpanch level.
The Deputy Commissioner, SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar and former union minister Balwant Singh Ramoowalia were also present on the occasion.
Punjab allots land to CBSE and GAIL
The Punjab Government has allotted land measuring 2.08 acre in Sector 65 in Mohali at a cost of Rs 29.09 crore to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi for setting up the Centre for Continuous Professional Development (CCPD). Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, in the capacity of Chairman Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), approved the proposal submitted by the Chief Administrator, GMADA. Badal also gave his approval for allotment of another 0.50 acre in Sector 78, Mohali at a cost of Rs 15.97 crore to the Gas Authority of India (GAIL) for establishing its zonal office. He cleared both the files in this regard.