This town was founded by Garibdass, a commander of king Hathnoria Raja. The full name of the town is "Mullanpur Garibdass Da". Legend has it that Jayanti Devi, the Roop of Durga, asked Garibdass to fight against the cruel King to save civilians. Garibdass won the war and founded Mullanpur as the first village of his empire.

GMADA, the local planning authority of Greater Mohali Region had declared Mullanpur as first Eco & Smart City of Punjab.[2] Mullanpur will be part of New Chandigarh. New Chandigarh will be composed of 32 villages. The first phase of this town has already been declared and land acquisition and plot allotment process has been started. It will host many parks and tourist places. The master plan of the city is prepared by Singapore based company Jurong International. This city will primarily as residential city with high living.

This city will host nonpolluting industries like Information Technology and Hospitals. Some Software companies has already purchased land here.

ARK Microsystems, a software development company, has already started its operations here. It will host many IT related knowledge institutions and already hosting many IT/Engineering/Management Colleges.
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