Bathinda – The Best Investment Destination.
With a single largest direct investment in refining sector, Bathinda – a city of imperial historical culture is now poised to the multiplier effect in its economy and lifestyle. Construction of five-star hotels, an international cricket stadium, an airport and shopping malls have been announced. Much more is on the cards. NRI and richest man in Britain LN Mittal’s decision to invest in the Guru Gobind Singh Oil Refinery has set the ball rolling for a big growth for this town in Punjab. The oil refinery would spur economic activity in the city. The Mittal Energy Investments Ltd in a joint venture with the HPCL will be investing Rs 18000 crore in the refinery that is expected to be commissioned in December 2010.
The union government recently cleared a proposal to set up a state of the art domestic airport here. This would in turn expand the influx of foreigners, NRI’s and other business houses to explore the potential of this upcoming mini metro. The true look and feel of being able to connect to other states and countries gives Bathinda the sense of soaring high.
The education in Bathinda had established an excellent momentum with colleges like Government Rajindra College and other private colleges located in the heart of the city. The colleges offer graduate courses in science, commerce and humanities. The city also has Regional centre of Punjab Technical University, Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering & Technology and Bathinda Engineering College. It has about 150 schools and reputed coaching centres in the town. It also has a private medical college called the Adesh Institute of Medical Research, and Baba Shiri Chand Ji Government College in Sardargarh (Bathinda).
One of the favourite projects of S. Sukhbir Badal, President of the ruling Akali Dal was to get an international cricket stadium in Bathinda. Hon’ble Chief Minister S. Parkash Singh Badal laid the foundation stone of “World Class Cricket Stadium” in Bathinda on Dec. 8, 2007 to be built in about 52 acres of land on the outskirts of the city.
With a four-star, three-stars and two-stars hotels alongwith a number of un-starred hotels and guest houses not sufficiently catering to the visiting trading community and representatives of various government organizations, MNC’s and other Indian companies and the potential being generated by the ongoing activities the need to have a five star hotel in the convenient location of the town was being strongly felt by the visitors.
Besides the existing whole sale cloth market, grain market, cotton market, fruit market, general trading and exclusive branded showrooms, Bathinda happens to be the catchment area for a large number of towns covering approximately 25-30 lakh population in about 20-50 km radius which includes important semi urban & rural townships like: