Pinjore-Kalka township plan in its final stage

With the layout plan of the Pinjore-Kalka urban complex in its final stage, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) is likely to launch the scheme after around three months.

Under the plan, 31 new sectors would be developed in the complex, which would be constructed over an area of 11,000 acres.

To come up as a modern township, the urban complex would have residential, institutional, IT, industrial and commercial sectors, and ring roads.

"The process of land acquisition is complete and the master plan is ready. Now, the final sector-wise layout plan is being made, which we expect to get ready in another month's time," a senior HUDA official said.

The Pinjore-Kalka urban complex project, also known as Panchkula Extension (I), was approved around three years ago, considering the increasing demand for urban housing in the region.

"The urban complex will bring development to the area and decongest Panchkula," the official added. "The land acquired by HUDA includes agricultural, barren and other land around Pinjore and Kalka."

In August last year, the urban complex project had run into troubled waters. Declaring the area falling within 5 km of the Bir Shikargarh wildlife sanctuary in Morni as an 'eco-sensitive zone', the Ministry of Environment and Forest had restricted all constructional and industrial activity in the area. Fifty per cent of the Pinjore-Kalka urban complex fell within this area.

"We filed objections to the (ministry's) notification in this regard. And finally, we got clearance," the HUDA official said.

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