Mohali is a city adjacent to Chandigarh, 18th District in Punjab, India. It is officially named after the eldest son of Guru Gobind Singh, Sahibzada Ajit Singh (SAS Nagar, or "House of Sahibzada Ajit Singh"). It, along with Chandigarh and Panchkula, form a part of the Chandigarh Tricity. It was earlier a part of the Rupnagar District, and was carved out into a separate district in the recent years. Punjab government has again changed the name Mohali to Ajitgarh.
While Mohali houses many state-local companies like PTL (Punjab Tractor Limited), ICI Paints, and the Godrej Group, its reputation as a home for large, multinational corporations is growing. Infosys, the well-known Indian IT services major, had a development center in Mohali, which has now moved to Chandigarh Technology Park. Global tech giants like Dell, Quark, Philips, Sebiz Infotech, SCL (Semiconductor Complex Limited), and PUNCOM have followed.
Denver-based Quark, Inc. has created the $500M, 46-acre (190,000 m2) QuarkCity in Mohali, complete with a residential complex comprising 30% of the 'city'; the shopping, entertainment, medical, and educational district consume another 10%. It is expected to generate 25,000 direct, and 100,000 indirect jobs. QuarkCity is a 51-acre (210,000 m2), multi-use development city that includes a Special Economic Zone (SEZ). QuarkCity is located in the district of Mohali, Punjab, within the extended grid of Le Corbusier’s modern city of Chandigarh, 265 km (165 mi) north of India’s capital city of New Delhi.
In 1992, the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) unveiled a plan to build a state-of-the-art facility complete with a separate practise ground—to be built in a swampy area in Mohali. The PCA invested heavily in the ground, a swimming pool, health club, tennis court, library, restaurant, and bar and outdoor & indoor cricket practice nets were incorporated into the plans.Most of the Punjab-based national cricketers train in Mohali, including Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Dinesh Mongia, Manpreet Gony and Punjab cricket team.