New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today impressed upon Union Housing and Development Minister Hardeep Puri to include SAS Nagar (Mohali) in the Smart city project for its inclusive development.
The Chief Minister, who called on Hardeep Puri here at his office today, underscored the need to develop Mohali as Smart City. He apprised the Union Minister that Mohali is part of tri city comprising Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula due to which this city holds immense significance. Bhagwant Mann also said that most of the departments of the state government have their head offices in this city due to which it is imperative to give further fillip to its growth.
The Chief Minister said that it is the need of hour to include this city in the Smart City Project for further holistic and planned growth. He said that Mohali and its adjoining municipal committees like Zirakpur, Kharar, Derabassi and Kurali have witnessed immense growth with the international airport/ presence of educational institutes/ townships and industries. Bhagwant Mann said that the area needs special funding to support planned growth and infrastructure development.