Panchkula Extension II, comprising Kalka and Pinjore, is yet to emerge as an attractive housing option in the Chandigarh tricity area.
At present, it is known as the Pinjore-Kalka Urban Area (PKUC), still in its initial stages of planned development. Only old Pinjore and Kalka towns have high habitation and are expanding outside municipal limits. But these areas are witnessing haphazard growth. The planned development of the sectors around these towns and near Panchkula is yet to take off.
According to the 2011 census, the population of the urban complex was around 1.2 lakh. This is expected to The state government has planned for 4777.32 hectares in the PinjoreKalka Urban complex.
The urban complex (31 sectors) has different zones such as industrial (599 hectares), commercial (243 hectares), residential (1100.13 hectares) and a special economic zone. The residential sectors are in the area on both sides of NH-22 between Pinjore and Kalka, adjoining HMT Colony and Amravati Enclave. Commercial belts will be developed along the 60m road linking Nalagarh Road and Kalka town. The area between Kaushalya river and NH-22 near Surajpur is also proposed to be developed as Commercial sectors 1 and 6. Sector 22 has been proposed as the city centre and Sector 31 as a district centre.
For improving connectivity and smooth flow of traffic through the Pinjore-Kalka urban complex, a 100m-ring road is proposed in the plan. The road will start at Surajpur and meet the Pinjore-Nalagarh road near the Civil Aviation Club. Also, the development plan includes a proposal of 60m wide bypass for Pinjore-Kalka town.
The development plan says, “Yadvindra Garden is the only park famous in the surrounding region otherwise both towns lack organised open spaces on NH-22 and 21-A. Similarly, the 100m green belt is proposed along the bypass. The area along Jhajjra Nadi has been proposed as Leisure Valley. Other low-lying areas along rivulets will be developed as recreational spaces. Parks will be developed in each residential sector at appropriate places on the acquisition of land by following the neighborhood concept of sector planning. A stadium is proposed along Jhajjra Nadi that will be accessible from NH-22. 1295.41 hectares has been proposed for parks and recreational use.”