Zirakpur, two decades earlier and so was only a common small village with only 20,000 people dwelling. Majority of them were either engaged in agricultural activities and small scale commercial household chores with no major development and progress to be done by the governmental agencies. Usually people of this area had to commute to Chandigarh for fulfilment of their basic requirements. With the span of time and year 2004 onward population has been increasing rapidly due to Urbanisation, Vast Employment Opportunities many people are migrating from small town to Chandigarh hence, limited space has been left in Chandigarh to cover everyone. Hence, more and more real estate and commercial investors are investing in the outskirts of Chandigarh and major developmental works are taking place in Zirakpur, Derabassi and Mohali. Out of these three locations the boom is at Zirakpur, it gains popularity because of huge green lush spaces, good connectivity, low operational costs which contributed to it being declared India’s hottest emerging city. Other main reasons for Zirakpur to be emerging as hot-spot of investors and the most favourite city among residents are as follows:
GOOD CONNECTIVITY AND PROXIMITY TO TRICITY
Zirakpur is the fastest emerging city near Chandigarh as it is located on Chandigarh-Delhi Highway and is sharing its border with Panchkula. It is the one of the longest fly-over of the region passing through Zirakpur which connects Chandigarh to Delhi. New road from Zirakpur to the Airport Road connects Mohali to the Zirakpur-Patiala highway, has reduced the burden of traffic on this stretch and also reduce the travel time. On the Zirakpur- Shimla highway, the railway over-bridge completed in 2011 has considerably improved the connectivity with Panchkula though it had over passed many earlier deadlines due to various reasons. The Four lining of Zirakpur-Patiala road has been approved. The Aero city Road will make a trip to Mohali even shorter the street lighting of the internal roads is quite good. Sewerage has been laid in 90% of the Zirakpur colonies and road carpeting has been done in the most of the colonies. The rain water drainage system and sewerage treatment has already been done in whole Zirakpur area.
FAVOURITE DESTINATION FOR RESIDENTS TO HAVE ABODES IN THE LAP OF NATURE: Due to its connectivity to Tri-city and huge lush spaces many Real Estate Developers are coming up in Zirakpur with many residential projects with 100% occupancy with Ultra Modern Amenities and world class infrastructure with 24*7 water, electricity facilities. Many projects are underway like Savitry Greens, Savitry Greens2, and Lotus Green etc.
HOT SPOT OF MANY EATING JOINTS OFFERING WORLD CLASS HOSPITALITY: Vast Employment opportunities due to flourishing IT Companies and growth of many multinational companies opening their branches in Chandigarh and Derabassi call for huge migration from Small towns to Chandigarh and Zirakpur is the most preferred location for residential purpose for the people because of its good connectivity to tri-city. To cater to the needs of the people some top famous eating joints are coming up with mouth-watering foods and delicate recipes. Zirakpur is now a hot spot of many eating joints that have opened their outlets which are as follows: MC DONALD, BURGER KING, PIZZA HUT, GOPAL SWEETS, SINDHI SWEETS, DOMINOS, PARK PLAZA HOTEL and ALOFT HOTEL ETC.
COMMERCIAL SITES OF MANY MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES AND PROJECTS: Zirakpur is now becoming popular spot of many Commercial Projects like Global Business Park, Cosmo Plaza, Metro and Best Price, Paras Down Town Square and Other projects which are likely to come soon and is under Construction are Chandigarh Citi-Center and Raksha Business Park. These projects brings state-of the art- infrastructure and latest know how to present rock star commercial centres that spells sophistication and offering services that match fast growing businesses that will to cater to every need of new age-entrepreneurs looking to buy or rent out office spaces, shopper seeking value for money.
WEDDING INDUSTRY OF THE REGION: Zirakpur is the prime location with its proximity and good connectivity to Tri-city Panchkula, Chandigarh and Mohali with huge lush spaces has been located in Zirakpur. This is about 80% of the whole region. Hence, many big banquets halls, resorts and Palaces including Preet Palace, Sohi Resorts, Sharma farm, Sekhon, Laguna Banquet, Utsav grand banquet hall, Palms Banquet, Palms Banquet and Royal Palm are some of the major Wedding Resorts. Wedding fireworks in the sky is a routine occasion in the town. This is the reason Zirakpur is considered to be the “Wedding Capital” of the region.
100 ACRE GREEN BELT: Zirakpur is likely to have 100 acres park that will be called as the green belt of the town and will be developed near Gazipur Village. It is not a park but a valley on 100 acres. The work has been divided into six phases and phase 1 is under process for construction for recreational parts of the valley like cycling tracks, walkways, badminton court, basketball court, go carting and swimming pool etc. Work on it has been going on and same will be opened soon in October for the general public. The park will have advance version of Chandigarh leisure valley Project cost over 20-25 crore will boast of natural scenic views with Shivalik Hills clearly visible from the spot. The valley is going to be much bigger with better facilities than the leisure valley of Chandigarh.
EDUCATION: Some of the best Schools are located in Zirakpur to fulfil the educational needs of the Residents. Detailed list of Top CBSE schools in Zirakpur are Manav Mangal Smart World, Gurukul Global School, Dikshant International School, New Angel Public School, DPS Play School, Saint Soldier International School, St John’s Public School, Ryan International School and Mount Carmel School with world class facilities and infrastructure.
HEALTH FACILITIES: Zirakpur is becoming the most famous and popular location of residents with majority of residential projects have 100%occupancy and in order to cater to the health facilities to the residents several hospitals have opened founded and managed by professionals with a mission and passion for providing health care with compassion like J P Multi Speciality Hospital, Dashmesh Orthopaedics and trauma, Tara hospital, Katyani hospital, City Hospital, Ashirwad Hospital, Santosh Hospital and S.S Hospital.
Hence, We can conclude to say that Zirakpur is a prime location and has now emerged out to be the hottest destination for residence among people and most favourite place for commercial projects among investors offering services that match fast growing businesses surrounded with abundant greenery away from the loud noises of traffic of big cities. Quite simply living here is a dream come true.