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Pimpri-Chinchwad
पिंपरी-चिंचवड
City
Pimpri-Chinchwad.jpg
Nickname(s): Audyogik nagar (Industrial City)
Pimpri-Chinchwad is located in Maharashtra
Pimpri-Chinchwad
Pimpri-Chinchwad
Coordinates: 18°37′07.04″N 73°48′13.43″E / 18.6186222°N 73.8037306°E / 18.6186222; 73.8037306Coordinates: 18°37′07.04″N 73°48′13.43″E / 18.6186222°N 73.8037306°E / 18.6186222; 73.8037306
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Pune
Metro Pune
Established 11 October 1982
Area
 • Total 171.51 km2 (66.22 sq mi)
Elevation 570 m (1,870 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,729,320
 • Density 10,000/km2 (26,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 4110XX
Telephone code 91-20
Vehicle registration MH-14
Lok Sabha constituency Maval, Shirur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Pimpri, Chinchwad, Bhosari
Civic agency Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation
Distance from Mumbai 165 kilometres (103 mi) (land)
Website www.pcmcindia.gov.in

Pimpri-Chinchwad is a city area in the Pune Metropolitan Region in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is considered as the 'twin city' of Pune. It consists of the towns of Pimpri, Chinchwad, Nigdi, Bhosari, Moshi, and Sangavi, which are governed by a common municipal body (the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation or PCMC). It is located to the north-west of Pune and is well connected to the center of Pune city via the Old Pune-Mumbai Highway.


Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[1] Pimpri-Chinchwad had a population of 1,729,320. Pimpri-Chinchwad has an average literacy rate of 87.19, higher than the national average of 74.04%. In Pimpri-Chinchwad, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The main language spoken in the town is Marathi. There is a significant Sindhi population present in Pimpri.[citation needed]

The current commissioner of Pimpri-Chinchwad is Rajeev Jadhav, who replaced Dr. Shrikar Pardeshi for the post who held it for one & half years.[2] The additional commissioner is Mr. Tanaji Shinde.[3] Mrs. Mohini Lande is the current mayor and Raju Misal is Deputy-Mayor of Pimpri-Chinchwad.[4] The JNNURM award for Best Performing City under Sub-Mission for Urban Infrastructure and Governance was given to Pimpri-Chinchwad.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

The township is situated at a height of 530 m above the sea level. It has pleasant climate all the year round. Three rivers Pavana, Mula and Indrayani flow through this area. Pimpri-Chinchwad sources its water from the Pavana river but release of domestic and industrial effluents,[5] dumping of debris and domestic pollution has severely affected the quality of the Pavana water, though efforts have been taken to improve the quality of water, which have been successful in some places along the riverside.

History[edit]

Today's Pimpri-Chinchwad is formed of the formerly independent localities of Chinchwad, Pimpri, Nigdi, Akurdi, Kalewadi, and Bhosari. The name Chinchwad is derived from the trees Chinch (tamarind) and Wad (banyan). Chinchwad is famous for Saint Morya Gosavi’s Shrine, which is one of the lord Ganesha’s shaktipeeth in Maharashtra state. Due to the flooding of the river Pavana every year, the temple gets submerged in the river water. Local people consider it as bathing of lord Ganesha. Chinchwad is also the birthplace of the Chapekar brothers. Pimpri-Chinchwad is home to the historic town of Bhosari, originally known as Bhojapuri.[6] Two thousand years ago, it was the capital of legendary Hindu king Bhoj. During the period of Mahabharata this town was known as Bhojakata, the capital of the Bhoja-Yadava king Rukmi. It is mentioned in Mahabharata that Bhojakata lay to the west of Kundinapuri, the capital of Vidarbha Kingdom.

Starting in the mid-1950s the green fields of the villages on the sides of the highway and railways linking Pune to Mumbai became locations of choice for large industrial development. In the 1960s, the newly founded Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) purchased vast tracts of land and built roads and water supply infrastructure.[7] It turned the area into a successful cluster of pharmaceutical, mechanical, automotive, and, more recently, information technology, of national and international importance (see Industries below). Hundreds of thousands of people migrated to the new hub to fill the jobs and benefit from rapid economic development. In 1970, the scattered village jurisdictions merged into one single municipal authority, the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC).

Culture[edit]

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great rigor and joy, Dasara is also one of the important festival. All industries are closed during that time.

Industries[edit]

Pimpri-Chinchwad today is one of the major industrial hubs in Asia.[8] Industrialization started in 1954 with the arrival of Hindustan Antibiotics Limited.[9] PCMC is now home to the Indian operations of major automobile companies like Premier Limited, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd - Truck & Bus Division, Mahindra Engineering services, Bajaj Auto, BEL Optronic Devices Limited, TATA Motors (formerly TELCO), Kinetic Engineering, Force Motors (formerly Bajaj Tempo) Daimler Chrysler, Thermax and Autoline Industries.[9] In addition to this, several heavy industries such as Forbes-Marshall, ThyssenKrupp and GEA Ecoflex Alfa Laval & Sandvik Asia have their manufacturing units in the town and also the German company KSB Pumps, Swedish bearing company SKF. Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park hosts several Software and Information Technology majors like Tata Consultancy services,Cognizant, Accenture, KPIT Cummins,Barklays,Credit Susse, IBM India, KPIT Cummins, Tata Technologies, Infosys, Wipro, Geometric Limited, Finolex cables limited, SQS India Infosystems Pvt. Ltd., BNY Mellon (India), among others.

Transport[edit]

Pimpri-Chinchwad is well connected by road, rail and air. The nearest airport is Pune Airport, with the Maharashtra government planning to set up a new airport near Chakan.[10] Pune - Lonavla suburban local trains run through this area. Old Pune–Mumbai Highway has been widened to four lanes, which has improved connectivity to Pune and reduced travel time to less than 30 minutes. It has a State Transport Bus stand Pimpri-Chinchwad Bus Stand at Vallabhnagar. Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited(formed by merger of PCMT and PMT) operates the public transport system in this area. The Maharashtra government has proposed metro connectivity to Pimpri-Chinchwad under the Pune Metro project. A BRTS system is also under construction in this area. The main railway stations for this area are Chinchwad Railway Station, Akurdi Railway Station and Pimpri Railway Station.

Schools[edit]

  • Cambridge International School, Chinchwad Station
  • City Pride School
  • Vidyanand Bhavan,nigdi
  • Jnana Prabodhini, Nigdi Pradhikaran
  • St. Ursula High School, Nigdi
  • Trinity High School, Akurdi
  • Hindustan Antibiotics School
  • St. Andrews High School, Chinchwad
  • Kamalnayan Bajaj High School (Pune)
  • Vidya Niketan
  • Priyadarshani English Medium School
  • Global Indian International School, Chinchwad (GIIS)
  • GG International School (GGIS)
  • City International School
  • The Good Samaritan School (wakad)
  • Judson High School
  • Jai Hind High School and Junior College
  • S.M.Dr.D.Y.Patil English Medium School
  • Acharya Shri Anand Rushiji English Medium School
  • Shri Fattechand Vidhyala & Jr. College, Chinchwad
  • Nav Maharashtra Vidyalaya & Jr. College Pimpri
  • D.I.C's Kids world Pradhikaran
  • bishops school, Pimpri
  • C.M.S English Medium High School,Nigdi
  • Late P.B. Jog High School, Chinchwad
  • M.S.S. Highschool
  • Shrimati Kamladevi Govindshet Sable [S.K.G.S] English Medium School, Akurdi
  • Saraswati vidya mandir,Vitthalwadi,Akurdi
  • Mhalsakant vidyalay,pradhikaran,Akurdi
  • A.C.E.M Ganganagar,Akurdi
  • AANASAHEB MAGAR MADHYAMIK VIDYALAYA.(MARATHI medium) PIMPALE SAUDAGAR,PUNE 27.
  • S.P.M English Medium School,Nigdi,Pune 44
  • prerna madhyamik vidyalaya, thergoan,pune 33
  • Pratibha English Medium School Krishnanagar Chinchwad Pune 19

Colleges[edit]

  • IIBM College of Hotel Management, Chinchwad
  • IIBM College of BBA BCA
  • Audyogik Shikshan Mandal's Institute of Computer Studies [ASM's ICS], Pimpri
  • Audyogik Shikshan Mandal's Institute of Professional Studies [ASM's IPS], Pimpri
  • Audyogik Shikshan Mandal's IIBR, Pimpri
  • Audyogik Shikshan Mandal's Institute of Business Management & Research [ASM's IBMR], Chinchwad
  • Audyogik Shikshan Mandal's CSIT NR. Pimpri-Chinchwad RTO
  • D Y Patil College of Engineering
  • Jai Hind Junior College
  • Mucc college of commerce
  • Pimpri-Chinchwad college of engineering,akurdi
  • Sangvi Keshri College, Chinchwad West.
  • Siddhant college of engineering,Sudumbare
  • S.B.Patil college of management,chinchwad
  • Marathwada Mitra Mandal college of pharmacy,kalewadi,
  • D. Y Patil college of pharmacy,akurdi
  • Shri Fattechand Jain High School, Chinchwad Est. 1927
  • B.R.gholap jr.collage
  • Dr D Y Patil medical college, pimpri
  • Dr D Y Patil Ayurved college Pimpri
  • Dr D Y Patil homoeopathic College, Pimpri
  • Prof. Ramkrishna More Arts Commerce and Science College, Akurdi, Pune-44.

Suburbs[edit]

  1. Pimpri
  2. Chinchwad
  3. Bijalinagar, Chinchwad
  4. Nashik Phata, Kasarwadi
  5. Nigdi
  6. Nigdi Pradhikaran
  7. Akurdi
  8. Tathawade
  9. Bhosari
  10. Talawade
  11. Hinjawadi
  12. Sambhajinagar
  13. Ajmera Colony - Masulkar colony
  14. Sangvi
  15. Pimple Nilakh /Aundh Camp
  16. Wakad
  17. Sant Tukaram Nagar / Nehrunagar
  18. Pimple Gurav
  19. Kalewadi
  20. Thergaon
  21. Chikhali
  22. Rahatani
  23. Pimple Saudagar
  24. Punawale
  25. Moshi
  26. Ravet
  27. Dapodi
  28. Shahunagar
  29. Indryaninagar
  30. Rupeenagar

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dahiwal, Archana (April 4, 2011). "Pimpri-Chinchwad population is 17.29 lakh". DNA India. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "http://zeenews.india.com/news/maharashtra/maharashtra-govt-transfers-20-senior-administrative-officers_909898.html"
  3. ^ "Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation to make use of satellite imaging to determine green cover - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  4. ^ "Mohini Lande is fifth woman mayor of Pimpri-Chinchwad - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  5. ^ Gaikwad, Siddharth (June 13, 2011). "Effluents, debris, waste choke Pavana". Times of India. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "History And Culture". PCMC Web Portal. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Menon, Sudha (March 30, 2002). "Pimpri-Chinchwad industrial belt: Placing Pune at the front". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Pimpri Chinchwad, India". wwp.greenwichmeantime.com. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Industrial Zone". Pune Diary. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  10. ^ Nambiar, Nisha (December 8, 2009). "Rs 7,000-crore Chakan airport: new deadline is 2014". Indian Express. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 

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