Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali – The Tricity

Recently I find myself talking more and more about what’s happening in, around and about my country and its people, especially the Tricity even if I might not have been posting about it on the blog. Thus, I added the categories to the blog and plan to start doing just that.

Tricity? That’s Chandigarh and the satellite townships of Panchkula and Mohali. I’m waiting for the day when they are combined to create the Chandigarh Metropolitan Area (CMA). That seems unevitable; might take a few decades though (unless a Paki nuke wipes out the area… heh). Dark humour aside, I don’t remember where I read the three referred to as Tricity but I liked it as a noun and started referring to the three as such. I plan to formalise it completely now by using it in my posts.

In related news, I found Metroblogging through some link. It seems like a great idea. So I applied for Chandigarh. If you’re from Tricity and think you can post at least 3 times a week, perhaps you should apply as well. A city shows up on their list when they have 10 bloggers for one.

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4 Responses to “Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali – The Tricity”

  1. Alok Says:

    I think the problem that the tricity faces is real estate prices. See my blog on

    p.s. Nice effort on the blog – Abhay.

  2. Woody Says:

    Real estate prices are riding the global realty bubble and local speculation (partly true). However, from what I’ve heard lately, it’s slowing down though not fast enough. Tricity faces a unique situation: the NRI population of Punjab, Himachal and Haryana prefers to buy houses, land and invest in Chandigarh. They typically do it through agents who push through the high prices. A few sales here and there keeps the speculation and rumours alive and the rest is taken care of by the real big bubble.

    More important than the realty problem is the infrastructure problem. High congestion situations at school-off time and near exhibitions is a good example. The inter- and intra-city transportation. Can you believe there is still only one road from Chandigarh into Panchkula? I mean… *sheeeeeeesh*!

    Thanks for the compliment. :)

  3. Michaelle Sui Says:

    now a days, chandigarh become an attractive hub to all the real estate giants and chandigarh will soon become from tier-II city to tier-I city (a metropolitan)
    Wait and Watch.
    Good luck!!!!!

  4. Cafe Chandigarh Says:

    Its a nice initiative. Keep it up!

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