Magarpatta

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Magarpatta
Magarpatta Township
Magarpatta City SEZ Towers as seen from Aditi Gardens with Deccan Harvest in the foreground.
Magarpatta City SEZ Towers as seen from Aditi Gardens with Deccan Harvest in the foreground.
Coordinates: 18°30′57″N 73°55′38″E / 18.515729°N 73.927195°E / 18.515729; 73.927195

Magarpatta (Marathi: मगरपट्टा) is a satellite township of Pune, India. It was built over 400 acres in the erstwhile village of Hadapsar, on the outskirts of Pune. Magarpatta was conceived to have residential as well as corporate, mostly IT/ITES, community. Some of the major IT/ITES corporates based in Magarpatta are iNautix, BNY Mellon, Accenture, Amdocs, Avaya,TATA Elxsi, Principal Financial Group, Capita, CompuCom, MarketsandMarkets, EDS, Mphasis, IGATE and Sybase, system +, Destination center, HCL Technologies Limited. It also has offices of top consulting firms like ZS Associates & Dar Al-Handasah and outsourcing services firms like EXL & Yash Technologies including John Deere. An engineering center of Red Hat is also based here.

The masterplanning and architectural development of Magarpatta City was undertaken by Associated Space Designers Pvt. Ltd, Pune, under the stewardship of Ar. Prakash Deshmukh.

Situated on the eastern side of Pune, Magarpatta is close to the Kharadi IT Park, EON IT Park, Kalyani Nagar, Koregaon Park, Fatimanagar and the Hadapsar Industrial Estate. Magarpatta City spans over two postal Pin Code zones: 411028 and 411013

History[edit]

Magarpatta was originally multiple plots of land owned by a farming community called "Magar", "Tupe" and various other localities. The land they tilled has been under the Pune municipal jurisdiction since 1960, though it was still an agricultural zone. But in 1982, the Pune Municipal Corporation marked it as a 'future urbanisable zone' in its draft development plan, which meant that the government could easily acquire the land under the Urban Land Ceiling Act.

The Magar clan and their immediate neighbours, comprising 123 families decided that they would develop the land themselves. They pooled 400 acres (162 hectares) before requesting architect, Hafeez Contractor to draft a private township plan, which was submitted to the departments of the state administration for approval. They mooted the idea of a company rather than a cooperative so that each family got shares equal to the size of their landholding. The company was registered as the Magarpatta Township Development and Construction Company Limited; Satish Magar is its managing director.

Magarpatta today[edit]

Cybercity Towers

Present day Magarpatta City consists of three primary real estate entities listed below:

  • Residential: includes all the residential neighbourhoods.
  • Commercial: includes the shopping complex Destination Center and Mega Center.
  • Cybercity: includes towers 1 to 12 and the new SEZ towers.

Other than the above mentioned entities, Magarpatta has a large circular garden named Aditi Gardens which lies in the geometric centre of the Cybercity circle. Magarpatta has two schools for primary and secondary education. The Noble Hospital also comes directly under the Magarpatta umbrella association.

Carpooling is catching up in the suburb. For corporate employees, mebuddie.com[1] provides carpooling services across the city as well as for intercity travel.

List of residential projects[edit]

All residential neighbourhoods in Magarpatta have been named after world flora. The general construction pattern of each residential neighborhood is to have multi-storey apartments numbered alphabetically with floors numbered numerically.

Magarpatta Residential Zone
Magarpatta Residential Zone

Row houses[edit]

Row house is the list of houses all of same design and culture horizontally.

Bungalows[edit]

  • Acacia Gardens
  • Mulberry Gardens

Of the above neighbourhoods, Acacia Gardens and Mulberry Gardens comprise individually designed bungalows only, while Erica is a group of row houses.

Commercial projects[edit]

Magarpatta Cybercity Towers
  • The Mega Center.
  • The Destination Center.
  • The Magarpatta City Seasons Mall.

Mega Center is the oldest of all commercial projects in Magarpatta. It houses the office of local builders and logistics providers. Until late 2007, Amdocs Business Support had its infrastructure setup in the Mega Center.The Destination center houses the Magarpatta Sales and Property Management Services (PMS) office. It also houses the branches of HDFC and ICICI Bank.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "mebuddie.com carpool carpooling". 

Coordinates: 18°30′54″N 73°55′35″E / 18.51500°N 73.92639°E / 18.51500; 73.92639