Ludhiana is the largest city situated in the Punjab state of India. It is situated on the National Highway 1 (NH1) and is connected to the Indian capital city via roadways and railways. It's also the richest district of Punjab and is considered to be an NRI hub of the state.


Infrastructure and Facilities:


The infrastructure facilities of Ludhiana are commendable. Its municipal corporation, due to its quality and efficient work, received the title of “Role Model Corporation” in 2003 for implementing the best management practices. The Ludhiana municipal corporation has also initiated many projects to improve the city’s infrastructure.


Some projects are as follows:


  • building a bridge over the Budha Nallah River and removing encroachments along its stretch
  • construction of an indoor stadium
  • the beautification of the Jagraon Bridge
  • improvement of street lights
  • construction of parking lots and green belts along the Lodhi Club Road and the Old G.T.Road.


The Ludhiana Draft Master Plan (2003 – 2021) aims at addressing the issues concerning unplanned growth of the city and finding a solution to avoid water and power shortages in the city. It also intends to improve the sewage and transport facilities of the city.


The Empowered Committee on Industries, Punjab has planned a Special Economic Zone in Ludhiana. There's also a proposed R&D project with a total budget of about 23.2 million USD.


The current business environment in Ludhiana differs drastically from what it was around a decade ago. Two of the most important reasons for this are:


  • Highly skilled and abundant labor base.
  • Efficient entrepreneur skills of its citizens

The phenomenal industrial growth in Ludhiana makes it a role model for other Indian metropolitans.


Transport Facility:


Ludhiana has a well-developed railway network and is an important railway junction. Through daily or weekly trains, Ludhiana is well connected to other major cities such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Indore, Ahmedabad, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Lucknow, Jodhpur, Gwalior and Bhopal.


There's also a domestic airport at Sahnewal, the satellite town of Ludhiana. Considering the status of Ludhiana as an industrial hub of Punjab, the state government is mooting the plan to buy another 500 acres of land for the purpose of constructing an international airport in the city.


Small-Scale Industries:


Among small-scale industries, Ludhiana has an assortment of well-known small-scale industries such as those of industrial fasteners, woolen garments, rubber good manufacturing, knitwear items, etc. Most of these small-scale enterprises boast of strong infrastructures and offer employment opportunities even to workers from the neighboring state.


The state government has contrived to encourage the Small Scale Industries (SSI) by raising the investment limits for some items, reserved exclusively for manufacture by such small-scale industries.


Real Estate Market:


Many positive changes are in the cards for Ludhiana and its real estate market. Many hotels and malls are being built in the city. As is known, the construction of malls can increase the overall real estate prices of a place considerably.


Another plus point for Ludhiana is that it is in proximity to New Delhi and this has a significant impact on its real estate value. This is perhaps the right time to purchase real estate properties in Ludhiana, as they are still affordable. However, with the IT boom all set to hit Ludhiana, the real estate prices are certain to skyrocket in coming years.


Thus, Ludhiana can prove to provide a no-loss deal to investors.

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