Thursday, July 10, 2014



CHANDIGARH, JULY 10:  The Punjab Government has notified the formation of Zirakpur Sub-Tehsil.

Disclosing this here, an official spokesperson of the Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management Department said that formed under Section-5 of Punjab land Revenue Act, 1887 (Act 17 of 1887), this new sub-tehsil has been notified within Dera Bassi Tehsil of SAS Nagar district with headquarter at Zirakpur, comprising one Kanungo circle, 8 Patwar Circle and 34 revenue villages, with immediate effect.

He said that besides Zirakpur as Kanungo Circle, 8 Patwar Circles i.e. Bhabat, Lohgarh, Singhpura, Dhakauli, Chhat, Bhankharpur, Mubarikpur and Sundran and 34 villages/revenue estates Bhabat, Zirakpur, Lohgarh, Baltana, Himatgarh, Gajipur, Nagla, Singhpura, Ramgarh Bhuda, Bishanpura, Dyalpura, Nabha Sahib, Dhakauli, Bishangarh, Sanoli, Peer Muchhaila, Bir Peer Muchhaila, Kishangarh, Chhat, Kishanpura, Naraingarh, Bir Chhat, Satabgarh, Bhankharpur, Meerpur, Bakarpur, Mubarkpur, Daffarpur, Pandwala, Morthhikri, Kakrali, Sundran, Kheri and Haibatput have been included in this new Sub-Tehsil Zirakpur.


Friday, September 27, 2013


Sewerage Treatment Plant at Singhpura inaugurated

Widening work of Zirakpur-Patiala Highway would be started by next year starting: Sukhbir

Punjab will get surplus power state in the country 
by the end of this year: Sukhbir


The widening work of Zirakpur-Patiala Highway would be started from January 2014. This was disclosed by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal while inaugurating a sewerage treatment plant at Singhpura village here today.

The sewerage treatment plant has been set up at Singhpura village and around Rs 15 crore (approx) has been spent on it.

However, it was in controversies for long time as the MC failed to get the land for it. It was only finalizsed after the efforts of Dera Bassi MLA NK Sharma, the MC handed over the land to sewerage and water supply board in September 2011.

Addressing the gathering, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal announced that Zirakpur would be developed as next IT Hub of the country and a separate Electronic Industrial Cluster would also be created here.

Badal said that Mohali would be developed as one of the model district in the state, where IT and Electronics hubs would be set up. He said a total 600 acres land has been identified, where IT Hub would be established. He said that these initiatives of Punjab Government would fetch new investments in future besides securing employability for youth. Badal said that with the setting up of IT Hub at Zirakpur more than 1.5 lakh job opportunities would be there.

He said the contract of road widening would be allotted to new contractor after the completion of the process.

Badal said that Punjab has fixed a target of Rs. 10 lakh crore investments in coming years. He said that under this target, a delegation of state government led by him would visit different industrial capitals of country to educate and make aware the industrial giants about the attractive industrial policy launched by state government. He said that the delegation would leave for Bengaluru to organize a road show, where hundreds of industrial giants would participate.

 Sukhbir Badal said that Zirakpur will get sub-tehsil status after getting nod from cabinet, for this work has started. The bus terminal would be opened for public soon, he added. The deputy CM said the Punjab would be power surplus by end of this year.

Criticising congress led UPA Government at center, Badal said time has come to wipe out worlds’ most corrupt Congress led UPA Government, which was leading by a ‘weak’ Prime Minister. He said that UPA has badly failed on all fronts, which should be thrown out of power in the interests of country. He asked the electorates to elect Narendra Modi to save the country from corruption, scams etc.

MLA Dera Bassi and CPS NK Sharma, Akali leader Deepinder Singh Dhillon and other akali leaders were present at the occasion.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


 Sukhbir Badal to inaugurate sewerage treatment plant

Finally, the Zirakpur Municipal Council will get its sewerage treatment plant (STP) on Friday. The Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal to inaugurate it.

The sewerage treatment plant has been set up at Singhpura village and around Rs 15 crore (approx) has been spent on it. However, it was in controversies for long time as the MC failed to get the land for it. It was only finalizsed after the efforts of Dera Bassi MLA NK Sharma, the MC handed over the land to sewerage and water supply board in September 2011.

Now, the sewage water generated from the urban conglomerate will be discharged in Sukhna Choe temporarily after treating from STP. Later, the treated water would be used for irrigation in the fields as per project would be set by the concerned department.

Zirakpur to get sewerage treatment plant
Rajiv Bhatia
The civic amenities in Zirakpur are in for a facelift. As a step in this direction, a sewerage treatment plant is being installed here.
Official sources informed TNS that a grant of Rs 18 crore has been sanctioned for the sewerage treatment plant (STP) by the central government and the state government under the Urban Infrastructure and Development of Small and Medium Town (UIDSMT) scheme.
The town, known for its upcoming malls and real-estate business, is now moving towards urbanisation. This rapid urbanisation has now prodded the Zirakpur MC to set up a sewerage treatment plant in Singhpura village. The plant is scheduled to be commissioned in the next two years and will be built on 5 acre, near Singhpura village.
Talking to Chandigarh Tribune, executive officer of Zirakpur municipal council R.K. Mittal said the initial sum of Rs 16.79 crore has already been released by the Government of India under the UIDSMT scheme. The state government, too, has declared the grant for the same.
Mittal said the plant would be constructed under extended aeration technology. The plant would provide sewerage treatment facility to all areas in the periphery of Zirakpur.
Zirakpur municipal council president Narinder Kumar Sharma said other than solving the problem of water pollution, it would also help the farmers of the area as the water from the plant could be used for the irrigation purpose.
SDO, water and sewerage supply, R.K. Goyal confirmed that the treatment plant would be constructed under extended aeration technology that would process 17.3 million litres per day. “We had decided to invite the tenders for the treatment plant that would be open on October 23,” he added.

Sewerage treatment plant a distant dream
Rajiv Bhatia
Tribune News Service
Despite massive urbanisation followed by a heavy influx of population, Zirakpur Municipal Council (MC) has failed to put in place a sewerage treatment plant. As a result, 2.5 million gallons (approx) a day of sewage generated from the urban conglomerate is being discharged in Sukhna Choe.
The MC has already spent lakhs of rupees to lay sewerage network across Zirakpur. But in absence of the sewerage treatment plant, the untreated sewage is polluting Sukhna Choe. Sources say that MC had failed to handover the land to Punjab Sewerage Board to set up the Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP).

Recently, the Punjab Pollution Control Board had asked the MC to set up a sewerage treatment plant and set the deadline for its construction till March 2011. The board had also asked the MC that if they failed to meet the deadline it would have to pay Rs 2 lakh bank guarantee for an extension.
“The sewerage laying work is being carried out by Punjab Sewerage Department and around 85 per cent work has been completed. However, the council failed to hand over the land to the sewerage board for setting up the STP and till now the water is being released into Sukhna Choe,” said an official of the sewerage department.
MC sources said a case regarding the land in Singhpura village for the plant was pending in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The pollution control board had asked the MC to finalise another land to set up the plant till March 2011, sources added.
According to the sewerage board official, the work of sewerage laying was in progress and would be completed by year end. The department had started the installation work of the Main Pumping Station (MPS) at Singhpura village where the STP is likely to be set up. The official said the pumping station would only help to extract the untreated water and would further dispose it in Ghaggar.
Official sources informed that the cost of sewerage project under the Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT) was ` 52.19 crore and a grant of ` 18 crore (approx) has been sanctioned for the sewerage treatment plant (STP) by the Central government and the state government under the Urban Infrastructure and development of Small and Medium Town (UIDSMT) scheme.

Sunday, July 14, 2013



Zirakpur, July 15

Finally, the Zirakpur municipal council (MC) got its own new building. The two-storey building including a basement was inaugurated by Dera Bassi MLA and Chief Parliamentary Secretary Narinder Kumar Sharma. Around Rs 6 crore was spent on it and the MC office will be shifted for public dealing soon.

An official of the MC stated that the new building have been constructed right opposite the Zirakpur police station in Lohgarh village. He said that the ground floor has 10 rooms and basement has four rooms. Second floor have room for president, executive officer, council meeting room, municipal engineer room and accountant office along with a store room.

There would be an administrative block on the ground floor for public dealing where the public would get facilities of submitting house tax, licence applications, pension and other facilities. Councillors would get a room to listen to public grievances, superintendent office, draftsman office and public waiting room, the official added.

The complex has green belt and open parking facility for visitors. However, work of road widening leading to new MC office has started.

The official said as the population in Zirakpur was increasing by the day, public dealing had also increased and the new building was required urgently.

The Sukhmani sahib path was organized along with plantation.

Dera Bassi MLA and Chief Parliamentary Secretary NK Sharma stated that the council has required new building for public dealing as visitors were facing problem at the old office. Now the residents of the area will get the proper facility at one place. He also added that the patwaris office and water & sewerage office to be shifted to new building for public convenience.

Earlier, MC office was running from a community centre at Pabhat village, which was inaugurated in 1995. The foundation stone at the MC office shows that the building was constructed when Zirakpur was a gram panchayat. Though Zirakpur nagar panchayat was upgraded to municipal council in 2007, nobody bothered to upgrade the MC office.

Prominent others Kulwinder Sohi, MC president along with councillours and council officials were present at the occasion.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013



RAKSHA BUSINESS CENTRE (RBC) is coming with food courts, shopping complex, office space and retail space at prime location and most developed area of VIP Road, Zirakpur. RBC is multipurpose office and shopping complex coming up with latest technology and services according to requirements of clients. It is spread over 2.5 acres area and built up on 370495 sq ft. area.
The project was launched by Narinder Kumar Sharma, director of the company on March 29, 2013. It is located at Chandigarh Ambala Higway, Zirakpur, which is fastest growing business location.

Features of Raksha Business Center Zirakpur
This project has lots of different features from other business centres. It is a destination where work and shopping in comfort comes together. Leading five star hotel with capacity of 100 rooms. 24X7 Hour Power Backup will be provided. To solve the parking problems for visitors, two floor basement parking facility will be provided. High tech fire detection and control systems would be installed for better safety. Five high speed elevators and lifts will be installed for visitors’ convenience.
Dhiraj Bishnoi and Ashutosh Sharma, marketing heads of the company said that the project has latest contemporary landscape designed structure. For giving possession on time, the construction of the project is in full swing. The project has better connectivity with Chandigarh-Ambala Delhi Highway and Patiala Highways.

Director’s view
The company director NK Sharma said that NK Sharma group has been playing an active role in the residential, hospitality, industry and education sector. “To make lifestyle better, the project is one destination where the customer can get all that they yearn for and also bringing the retail solutions where everything is available under a single roof”, he added.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

NK Sharma honours Paramjit Kaur Landran

Zirakpur, March 8
Dera Bassi MLA NK Sharma honoured Punjab State Women Commission Chairperson Advocate Paramjit Kaur Landran on International Women’s Day on March 8 at Zirakpur. 

During the function, Sharma stated that Paramjit Kaur Landran had started her career as a sarpanch of Landran village. She made the Mohali district proud after becoming Chairperson of Punjab State Women Commission.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013



 Chandigarh, January 30

The Shiromani Akali Dal today said that the intensive campaigning of Capt. Amarinder Singh in DSGMC elections has proved as a death nail in the coffin of Sarnas.
In a statement issued from the party head office here today, the party Treasurer and Joint Secretary NK Sharma said that Capt. Amarinder Singh is moving on the footprints of Rahul Gandhi as wherever he campaigned he ensured the defeat of Sarna’s candidates. The SAD leader said that Congress party should use the services of Capt. Amarinder Singh as a ‘ lucky charm’ because he would ensure sure shot defeat  of Congress candidates even in their so called strongholds.
Sharma said that this defeat was result of pent up anger of sikh community who have been denied justice even after 28 years of the sikh massacre of 1984 as Sarna was hand in glove with killers sabotaging their legal battle at every available step. He said that with the eclipse of Sarnas from the Delhi scene there was a ray of hope for the families of the victims of 1984 anti sikh massacre and reiterated the resolve of SAD to fight for justice till exemplary punishment is meted to Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar