SAS Nagar is a city adjacent to Chandigarh, 18th District in Punjab, India. It is officially named after the eldest son of Guru Gobind Singh, Sahibzada Ajit Singh (SAS Nagar, or "House of Sahibzada Ajit Singh"). It, along with Chandigarh and Panchkula, form a part of the Chandigarh Tricity. It was earlier a part of the Rupnagar District, and was carved out into a separate district in the recent years. Punjab government has again changed the name Mohali to S.A.S.Nagar.

Background
S.A.S.Nagar (Former Name Mohali) was conceived after the trifurcation of Punjab and its capital Chandigarh becoming a Union Territory in late 1966. Today, S.A.S.Nagar (Former Name Mohali) and Chandigarh are contiguous areas with only the boundary of Punjab and UT of Chandigarh dividing this area. The original plan of S.A.S.Nagar (Former Name Mohali) is in fact a mere extension of the road and design system of Chandigarh without any unique planning. The development earlier was only till Phase VII. The development of sectors and phases from Phase 8 onwards started in late 1980s, and the city got its own bus stand in Phase 8 in mid 1990s. In 2006, S.A.S.Nagar's (Former Name Mohali) population was nearly 200,000, approximately 1/5 of Chandigarh's. The region has been targeted by an increasing number of outsourcing IT companies, who look to capitalize on the rich investment opportunities the city offers. S.A.S.Nagar (Former Name Mohali) comes under the jurisdiction of Punjab State while Panchkula is a part of Haryana all together comprising as chandigarh tricity.

City design


Following the success of Chandigarh's sector design, S.A.S.Nagar (Former Name Mohali) was similarly planned into identical 800-by-1200 m sectors. Many have yet to be fully developed, as is the case of sector 62, which is earmarked for a future commercial City Centre. Its proximity to the PCA Stadium, as well as unrivaled transportation links to Chandigarh make it a suitable choice.

Cricket stadium


In 1992, the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) unveiled a plan to build a state-of-the-art facility complete with a separate practise ground—to be built in a swampy area in Mohali. The PCA invested heavily in the ground, a swimming pool, health club, tennis court, library, restaurant, and bar and outdoor & indoor cricket practice nets were incorporated into the plans.
Most of the Punjab-based national cricketers train in Mohali, including Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Dinesh Mongia, Manpreet Gony and the Punjab cricket team.

Corporate investment


While Mohali houses many state-local companies like PTL (Punjab Tractor Limited), ICI Paints, and the Godrej Group, its reputation as a home for large, multinational corporations is growing.
Infosys, the well-known Indian IT services major, had a development center in Mohali, which has now moved to Chandigarh Technology Park. Global tech giants like Dell, Quark, Philips, Sebiz Infotech, SCL (Semiconductor Complex Limited), and PUNCOM have followed. Denver-based Quark, Inc. has created the $500M, 46-acre (190,000 m2) QuarkCity in Mohali, complete with a residential complex comprising 30% of the 'city'; the shopping, entertainment, medical, and educational district consume another 10%. It is expected to generate 25,000 direct, and 100,000 indirect jobs.
QuarkCity is a 51-acre (210,000 m2), multi-use development city that includes a Special Economic Zone (SEZ). QuarkCity is located in the district of Mohali, Punjab, within the extended grid of Le Corbusier’s modern city of Chandigarh, 265 km (165 mi) north of India’s capital city of New Delhi.[4]
Historical places
Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War Memorial at Mohali, Punjab
Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War Memorial, which is one of the most best site and the most visited site by the tourists in the city.
Gurudwara Amb Sahib, Phase – 8, SAS Nagar
Gurudwara Angitha Sahib, Phase – 8, SAS Nagar.
Gurudwara Singh Sahidaan Gurudwara Singh Sahidaan - Sohana
Lalan Wala Peer - An Old Dargah, Phase – 1 SAS Nagar
Gurudwara Puddha Sahib Gurudwara Puddha Sahib - Zirakpur
Gurudwara Nabha Sahib - Zirakpur

Education


CMC (A TATA ENT.) Subsidiary Of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Near Phase 11 Mohali, Mohali
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali (IISER, Mohali), Knowledge City, SAS Nagar, Sector-81, Phase-11, Mohali, Manauli
Army Institute Of Law Sector 68, adjacent AWHO
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)
C-DAC that is engaged in research on state-of-the-art topics including Telemedicine.
Indian School of Business (ISB)
The Indian School of Business provides Post-Graduate programme (PGP) across two locations – Mohali and Hyderabad. The Mohali campus is spread across 70 acres, facilitating education to 200 students.
Medical facilities
The city has a number of specialty hospitals. Government dispensaries also are present in some sectors. One of the Dispensaries is located at the intersection of Chawla Lights (3B1)
Government Hospital Of Phase-6 is Oldest Hospital of Mohali.
The Fortis Hospital In Phase-8 Mohali Near PUDA Bhawan and Punjab Education Board Office. 'Indus Super Speciality Hospital', Phase 1 near old Mohlai Barrier.