Chinchwad

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Chinchwad
Suburb
Chinchwad Railway Station.JPG
Chinchwad is located in Maharashtra
Chinchwad
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
Government
 • Mayor Mohini Lande
 • Commissioner Shrikar Pardeshi
Area
 • Total 171.51 km2 (66.22 sq mi)
Elevation 580 m (1,900 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

Chinchwad {Marathi:चिंचवड} is a suburb of Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune in the Pune Metropolitan Area in the state of Maharashtra, India. It consists of the twin towns of Pimpri and Chinchwad 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]

The main language spoken in the town is Marathi.

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

{See Morya Gosavi}

Culture[edit]

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

Morya Gosavi temple is a famous place in Chinchwad.

Morya Gosavi

Transport[edit]

{See also Chinchwad railway station}

{See also Pune Suburban Railway}

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.[1] Pune - Lonavla suburban local trains run through this area. The railway station for this area is Chinchwad Railway Station. 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 Chinchwad under the Pune Metro project. A BRTS system is also under construction in this area.

Freeway[edit]

The freeway is been designed on Pune- Mumbai old highway which streamlines the traffic in the cities of Pimpri, Chinchwad, Akurdi, Nigdi.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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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