Sitting north-west of Chandigarh, Mullanpur Garibdass, now known as New Chandigarh, is seeing development in patches. The main highway passing through Mullanpur, which has come up in just two years, boasts wide roads, fancy lighting, and underground wiring. This is a far cry from its earlier avatar in which it was a narrow road with uneven patches. The announcement of developing the area as New Chandigarh has raised hopes and real estate prices here. Punjab government has declared Mullanpur as the first eco and smart city of Punjab. Other ambitious proposals for the city include an international cricket stadium.