24 sectors planned for Panchkula extension

The new Kot Billah-Alipur township will be spread over an area of 6,767 acres on NH-73

Under the extension plan of Panchkula, 24 new sectors have been planned on the Panchkula Barwala highway (NH-73). The new Kot Billah-Alipur integrated township will be spread over an area of 6,767 acres.

The process of land acquisition is on, with notification under Section 4 of the Land Acquisition Act being issued. And the proposed plan has been sent to the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) for final approval.

"In 2007, the approval for the part II integrated township was given. The township comprises the Alipur and the Kot Billah periphery controlled areas on both sides of NH-73. Around 6,767 acres will be developed under the plan for an approximate 2,73,700 people," said a senior HUDA official, adding that the total proposed land use includes 42,300 acres in Alipur and 5,509 acres of Kot Billah.

According to information, the extension on the Panchkula-Barwala highway will cover areas of Kot Billah, Bir Firozari and Bir Babupur, Khangesra, Toka, Sukhdarshan Pur, Khatauli, Jalauli, Nagal and Alipur villages.

"The township has been planned after considering all significant points like sufficient parking lots, green belts etc. Besides, a 100-metre wide green belt has been proposed on both sides of the Panchkula-Barwala highway. Also, an area of 647 acres has been proposed for parks, green belts, crematories, fuel filling stations and water bodies," the official added.

For better movement of traffic and connectivity to areas in the township proposal to construct flyovers on the highway has also been made.

The official said the township has been planned to cater to the ever-rising demand for land and check the haphazard growth along the highway and on the outskirts of Panchkula.

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