Mohali (Mohali) is a city
adjacent to Chandigarh, 18th District in Punjab, India. It
is officially named after the eldest son of Guru Gobind
Singh, Sahibzada Ajit Singh ( SAS Nagar, or "House of
Sahibzada Ajit Singh"). It along with Chandigarh and
Panchkula form a part of the Chandigarh Tricity. It was
earlier a part of the Rupnagar District, and was carved
out into a separate district in the recent years.
Mohali was conceived after the trifurcation of Punjab and
its capital Chandigarh becoming a Union Territory in late
1960s. Today, Mohali and Chandigarh are contiguous areas
with only the boundary of Punjab and UT of Chandigarh
dividing this area. The original plan of Mohali is in fact
a mere extension of the road and design system of
Chandigarh without any unique planning . The development
earlier was only till Phase VII. The development of
sectors and phases from Phase 8 onwards started in late
1980s, and the city got its own bus stand in Phase 8 in
mid 1990s. In 2006, Mohali's population is near 200,000,
approximately 1/5 of Chandigarh's. The region has been
targeted by an increasing number of outsourcing IT
companies, who look to capitalize on the rich investment
opportunities the city offers.
Mohali and Panchkula (adjoining Chandigarh to its East and
in Haryana) are two satellite cities of Chandigarh. The
trio of these three cities is collectively known as
Mohali is located to the West of Chandigarh. It is almost
a continuation of Chandigarh. To its north is Rupnagar
district. To its south are Fatehgarh Sahib and Patiala.
Due to fast urban growth, Mohali has almost merged into
the Chandigarh city.
Chandigarh, Panchkula, Zirakpur, Pinjore, Kharar, Kurali,
Ropar, and Morinda are nearby locations