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Nano City

Nano City was a project proposed by the Haryana government and Sabeer Bhatia (co-founder of Hotmail) to build a city similar to Silicon Valley in northern India. The city was intended to cover 11,000 acres of land near Panchkula.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

The proposal to construct Nano City was formally approved by the state government of Haryana in September 2006, having first been proposed by Sabeer Bhatia. It envisaged a joint venture between the state-owned Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation and a private venture owned by Bhatia. The city was to be constructed in two phases, the first covering 5,000 acres of land and the second a further 6,000. The proposal was [2] Real estate firm Parsvnath Developers joined the project in July 2008.[1]

The city was intended to include an airport, a golf course and a rapid transit system. However, by May 2010 no progress had been made. It was reported that Bhatia had failed to submit detailed plans for its construction.[3] In July 2010 the project was cancelled by the HSIIDC.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Nano City on lines of Silicon Valley in Haryana - Times Of India
  2. ^ Nano City to come up The Hindu, 1 September 2006
  3. ^ 3 yrs on, Sabeer Bhatia’s project a non-starter Indian Express, 11 May 2010
  4. ^ Nano City project called off Indian Express, 7 July 2010

External links

  • Official website
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