In the state budget presented just two days after the BJP-JJP regime sailed through the no-confidence motion brought by the Congress in the assembly, the Haryana government announced it would build a new business district in the city on land that had originally been allotted for a special economic zone but is back with the state now because the project never took off.
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar also announced that the government would develop two film cities in Gurgaon and Pinjore (Panchkula). This is the second Film City venture to be announced in the national capital region in recent months. The UP government has proposed setting up a giant Film City in Greater Noida, off the Yamuna Expressway.
The new business district will be developed at Global City near Manesar over 1,000 acres of land adjoining the Dwarka Expressway. It will have a convention centre and residential and industrial zones. A connection with a proposed mass rapid transit system connecting Gurgaon, Manesar and Bawal is also proposed.