Zirakpur is a town and a Municipal council in Mohali district in the Indian state of Punjab. It is adjacent to the state capital Chandigarh on the Chandigarh- Delhi highway and just south of the city. It comes in tehsil Dera Bassi. Chandigarh international airport is 4 km from Zirakpur. Driving to Zirakpur from Delhi there is a right turn to go to Panchkula and onward to Kalka. And a left turn to Patiala. Panchkula is 5 k.m. from Zirakpur. Zirakpur have borders touching Chanidgarh (Union Territory) & Panchkula (Haryana).
After assessing cities on the basis of five key parameters — real estate, people, physical infrastructure, social infrastructure and business environment — the study concluded that India’s hottest emerging city is Chandigarh. India's first planned city got top ranking for the potential of its real estate market, physical infrastructure and business environment. While there is little space left within the city itself, Chandigarh scores because of the rapid development taking place on its outskirts, in areas like Panchkula, Mohali, Zirakpur and Dera Bassi on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway. Good connectivity, low operational costs and high disposable income also contributed to it being declared India’s hottest emerging city.
A four lane flyover has been constructed by NHAI through Zirakpur to ease the flow of traffic. The four lanning of Zirakpur-Panchkula-Kalka road has also started.