|Mullanpur Garibdass (New Chandigarh)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
This town was founded by Garibdass, a commander of king Hathnoria Raja. The full name of the town is "Mullanpur Garibdass Da". Legend has it that Jayanti Devi, the Roop of Durga, asked Garibdass to fight against the cruel King to save civilians. Garibdass won the war and founded Mullanpur as the first village of his empire.
As of 2001[update] India census, Mullanpur Garibdass had a population of 6143. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Mullanpur- Garibdas has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 67%. In Mullanpur- Garibdas, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
First Eco City of Punjab
The local planning authority of Greater Mohali Region had declared Mullanpur as first Eco & Smart City of Punjab. Mullanpur will be part of New Chandigarh. New Chandigarh will be composed of 32 villages. The first phase of this town has already been declared and land acquisition and plot allotment process has been started. It will host many parks and tourist places. The master plan of the city is prepared by Singapore based company Jurong International. This city will primarily as residential city with high living. This city will host nonpolluting industries like Information Technology and Hospitals. Some Software companies has already purchased land here.
Apart from the major player GMADA, which has already started the land acquisition and plot allotment process, there are many private players like Omaxe.
DLF is planning to set up a 1,000-acre township. The company has acquired 400 acres of land for the first phase; acquisition for the second phase will begin shortly. Omaxe, and Altus Space Builder are also developing residential townships. Other developers include the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), Ansals and Rahejas.
Mullanpur International Cricket Stadium is a proposed cricket stadium. There was also plan of Government of Punjab to develop a golf course on 150 hectare in Mullanpur as well as spa village would also be built apart from a turf club with Indoor and outdoor stadiums which will be built there along with a lifestyle sports hub.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
- "New Chandigarh will be Punjab's first smart city'".
- Mullanpur to be on cricket map