Sonepat-Kundli set to be urban complex

Chandigarh: Haryana Town and Country Planning Department has planned to convert the Sonepat-Kundli area into a multi-functional urban complex. The state government is also considering to allot land to set up a tourism university in the area.

While stating this on Sunday, a department spokesperson said that the development plan proposed to equip the town with necessary infrastructure required to serve its own population, as well as those in the surrounding region. He also said that the Regional Plan 2021 AD prepared by the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) had also identified the complex as a regional centre in the Central National Capital Region (CNCR).

The multi-functional complex would share its boundary with the national capital. Due to its location and planning, the Sonepat-Kundli Urban Complex offers unlimited investment opportunities in the CNCR, he added.

"The development plan envisages development of residential, industrial, institutional, commercial, public and semi public, as well as public utilities sectors, including the Rajiv Gandhi Education City (RGEC) project. Haryana Urban Development Authority has incurred huge expenditure on the execution of various development work at the urban estate like laying of roads, sewerage, storm-water drainage, water supply, electrification and horticulture works, besides creation of infrastructural facilities like dispensaries, poly clinics, schools, community centres, old-age home and police station. The urban complex is shaping up well and can be called the future city," the spokesperson added.

Due to exorbitant prices and scarcity of land in Delhi, residential, commercial and industrial plots in the well planned sectors of Sonepat-Kundli urban complex are in demand, he further said.

"RGEC is being visualised as a hub for higher learning and a centre for research in nanotechnology, biotechnology, genetics engineering and medicine. Phase-I of RGEC is spread over 2006 acre and sites for educational institutions with sizes ranging between one and 131 acre have been provided to meet varied requirements," he said.

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