<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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is an industrial town and a Nagar panchayat
in the Southwestern Solan district
of Himachal Pradesh
, a hill state of northern India. The town lies on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Haryana
states in the Shivalik Hills
, around 35 kilometres west of Solan. Chandigarh
, a union territory
and the joint capital of Punjab
, is around 40 kilometres west of Baddi.
Baddi is an industrial centre of Himachal Pradesh, being part of an industrial corridor stretching from Barotiwala
along the western border of Solan
A contour map of the Baddi belt shows just a series of undifferentiated blocks in a wide strip of land just off the foothills of the Himalayas. Closer home as one drives up to the most-discussed industrial belt just 40 km from Chandigarh, those blocks metamorphose into factories, mostly pharma but also manufacturing and IT. Many Indian companies were seeking to relocate operations to Baddi because of tax concessions being offered by the Central and State governments.
With the much-awaited Siswan-Baddi road thrown open to traffic, Chandigarh has come closer to Baddi, a major industrial hub of Himachal Pradesh. The 5.23 kilometres stretch, which establishes another direct road link between Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, has been constructed in seven years. It will reduce the distance between Chandigarh and Baddi by 24 km. The stretch connects NH-21 in Punjab with NH-21A, on... Read More