Balewadi

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Balewadi
suburb
Balewadi Stadium
Balewadi Stadium
Balewadi is located in Maharashtra
Balewadi
Balewadi
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°35′1.89″N 73°46′5.83″E / 18.5838583°N 73.7682861°E / 18.5838583; 73.7682861Coordinates: 18°35′1.89″N 73°46′5.83″E / 18.5838583°N 73.7682861°E / 18.5838583; 73.7682861
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Pune
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 411 045
Vehicle registration MH12-
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)

Balewadi is a suburb of Pune, India.[1] It is located to the north west of the city, and is famous for the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex. This complex has hosted the national games in 1994 and the Commonwealth Youth games in 2008.

Link to Pune[edit]

Balewadi is linked to Pune Municipal Corporation, Pune Cantonment, Chinchwad and Alandi by Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) buses. The Katraj - Dehu Road corridor passes through Balewadi. Balewadi is connected to Pune via Baner. There are PMPML buses going to Hinjewadi via Balewadi.

Balewadi is one of the developing real estate areas of Pune because of vicinity of Hinjewadi IT Park. Real estate prices have soared at about Rs 4500 to 5500 per sq feet for an apartment in Yr 2011-12. Lot of commercial Buildings are under construction on Balewadi - Stadium Road.

Balewadi is the location of INDIA HOUSE, India's acclaimed architectural studio, art gallery and seminar centre for the arts. Museum dedicated to Sachin Tendulkar is planned in Balewadi[2] A New Bridge was inaugurated from Balewadi to Pimple Nilakh, connecting Balewadi to suburbs across Mula River.[3] Bus rapid transit is planned from Airport to Balewadi from Pune Municipal Corporation[4]

Education[edit]

Balewadi is home to many educational institutes and poised to become educational hub

Schools and colleges include:

  • Bharati Vidyapeeth English Medium School
  • National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR)
  • D.M.I.R.
  • Moze Engineering College
  • MITCON Institute of Management
  • N.I.A.

Sports[edit]

Balewadi is home to the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, which hosts various major sporting events and can hold roughly 20,000 spectators in its athletics stadium. When the Elite Football League of India was introduced in August 2011, Pune was noted as one of eight cities to be awarded a team for the inaugural season, although the team's games will be played in Balewadi. In fact, all 56 games of EFLI's opening season will be played at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, which will be retrofitted to host the sport. Named the Pune Black Tigers, it will be Pune's first professional American football franchise.[5][6]

Health[edit]

Nearest Hospitals include:

  • Aditya Birla Hospital
  • Medipoint Hospital

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