Zirakpur is a satellite town of Chandigarh located in the located in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar (Mohali) district & situated at the foothills of Shivalik hills in the easternmost part of Punjab.
It is one of the six local planning areas under Greater Mohali region. Adjoining to Chandigarh & Panchkula the region has been envisioned to develop a planned area for 4.5 Million people.
The Local Planning areas in the Greater Mohali are:
Central SAS Nagar
As per the master plan, Zirakpur is envisioned and flourished as a premier Commercial Hub and also a distinctive & sustainable playground for Greater Mohali area. Zirakpur being the regional center offers a new lifestyle for the 21st century. It is planned with New Ideas too.
- Protect unique environmental, historical & cultural resources.
- Capitalize on the regional assets & resources to promote dynamic & sustainable economic development.
- Ensure equitable distribution of resources environmental, economic & social.
- Ensure a conducive environment to work.
- Introduce as a total commercial environment.
According to the framework for developing strategies in the regional master plan, Zirakpur-Central Mohali-Kharar-Mullanpur corridor is targeted for immediate growth for the next 15-20 years. The corridor comprises the airport, The FEZ, Central Mohali, Mullanpur & Zirakpur. At south eastward link towards Panchkula & Zirakpur was considered to become a Commercial Center to capture more residential-oriented development at Panchkula. One of the two technological knowledge business park corridors is also to be planned at Banur-Zirakpur Corridor.
The GMR is well connected with other parts of India by means of the road. The connecting road network to the region consists of national highways, state highways, and major district roads. Four national highway pass through the region are namely NH1, NH21, NH22 & NH95. NH1 connects the region with Ambala and New Delhi, NH21 connects to Ropar, NH 22 connects to Shimla, Himachal & NH95 to Ludhiana, Punjab. Zirakpur is connected with NH21, NH22, NH95 & NH64 with the other part of the region.
The nearest airport is 300 Acre International Mohali Airport from the town has direct domestic & International flights.