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Mohali becomes 18th district of Punjab

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Mohali, Apr 14 (UNI) On the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi, Shahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar (SAS Nagar), popularly known as Mohali, became the 18th district of Punjab.

Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh today formerly inaugurated the district which is named after one of the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh, Shahibzada Ajit Singh. In fact the name of Mohali was changed to SAS Nagar during the Chief Ministership of Giani Zail Singh, though it continued to be known as Mohali.

After laying the foundation stone of the District Administrative Complex in Sector 62 here, Captain Singh said that it was the endeavour of the government to develop Mohali as an ultra modern district with basic infrastructure. While claiming that a number of top IT companies had envisaged keen interest in Punjab, he said that Mohali town will be developed as an industrial hub of information technology in the region.

The new district will consist of 436 villages spread over three sub-divisions and five municipal committee towns. The new district has been carved out from the existing districts of Ropar, Patiala and Fatehgard Sahib.

Reiterating his firm commitment for the welfare of the down trodden and poor, Captain Singh announced that Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) would reserve 10 per cent houses for the economically weaker sections of society in future schemes of low cost housing. He also announced to upgrade the civil hospital in Phase-VI here from a 50 to 200 bedded.

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