NIGHT FOOD street in Mohali will soon become a reality as food courts, the construction work of which is under way, in Phase VIII will be converted into the night food street.
Delhi-based private companies have started the construction of the shopping complex-cum-food court. The officials of these companies said that the food courts would serve the purpose of night food street and would remain open throughout the night. Visitors can also visit the shopping malls which are being constructed inside the complex.
“It will actually be a shopping complex where the food courts will be constructed. There was a need for a night food street in the centre of the city and the location is perfect for it. IT professionals and people who work during late night hours will be benefited by the project,” said an official.
According to an official of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), there are around 20,000 IT professionals who are working in various companies. The new food courts will be a boon for them and it will give the necessary flip to the idea of promoting the industry.
How many food courts will come up is not sure yet but as per the plan, there will be more than 25 food courts in the complex where veg food along with snacks will be available. The officials said that no big food brand had yet applied for the food court as the work was in progress but after the completion of the project, the food courts would be given on lease.
“There are many government offices like Punjab School Education Board, PUDA Bhawan, GMADA bhawan, panchayat and rural development department headquarters. The location is near the PCA stadium which will make this place a hit among people,” said a company official who was present on the site.
“At present, there is no such place in the city where anyone can have dinner after 11 pm. The youth of the city either go to ISBT-43 or PGI night food street in Chandigarh. With the completion of this project, they need not go there,” stated the official.
The official said that three sites were auctioned for setting up the food courts and shopping centre around six months ago. Two Delhi-based companies purchased these sites. The construction work is in full swing at these sites.
GMADA chief administrator Amit Dhakka was not available for comment.