A new city, Aerotropolis, will come up to the Mohali International airport. Spread over 5,000 acres of land, the proposed township will have mix of residential and commercial plots with more emphasis on the latter. The project has secured the nod from the council of ministers. The project is being developed with the objective to ensure planned urbanization in a coveted area close to the airport. It is expected that commercial activity in the area will go up substantially with more flights starting from the international airport.
The government has already started land pooling scheme and land owners are being informed about the project. Aerotropolis is in line with other project like Eco City, Aero City and IT City in the region but will be spread over a much larger area.
Broad sectoral plan of the project has been prepared by GMADA. However, it will take little longer for preparing detailed urban planning.
With the increased activities in the region the project is expected to see high-density development of hotels, restaurants, business centres, retail spaces, convention and exhibition centres and residential complexes.