Pimpri

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Pimpri
Suburb
Pimpri Railway Station End.jpg
Pimpri is located in Maharashtra
Pimpri
Pimpri
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
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 411017, 411018
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 (Marathi: पिंपरी) 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 and Sindhi. Around 90% population is Sindhi.It is one of the busiest business hubs in the country famous for its Clothing and eateries. Well versed with religious spots for all religions, Pimpri is an example of Unity in Diversity of the country and depicts a true Indian spirit. People are known for their helping hand and charity for various religious and other occasions. Mata Vaishnav Devi Temple, a replica of original in Katra is one of the most visited places. Pimpri, also known as Pimpri Saheb, is a place where saints from all community dwell and is known as next Haridwar of India. Some of the famous saints of Pimpri are Sant Baba Thariya Singh Ji, Sant Mata Radhabai (Adi Ama), Sant Baba Joginder Singh Ji (Moni Baba), Sant Baba Inderjit Singh Ji (Gyaniji), Sant Baba Moolsingh Ji, Sant Baba Chhaturam Ji, Sant Baba Govindram Ji, Sant Hardasram Ji and Sant Murlidhar Ji, devotees of Bhagat Kanwarram and the list goes on. People from various parts of the country come to visit religious places by which Pimpri is surrounded. Langar is organised by various social groups on weekly/monthly/yearly basis. Cheti ChandMela is celebrated on a huge scale, where, celebrities from Bollywood are called upon & Julelal Chaliyo is also Celebrated in Full spirit by local residents.

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History[edit]

Culture[edit]

Gurunanak Jayanti, Chalio, Bahrana Sahib, Navratra, Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi are celebrated with lot of rigor and joy, Dussehra is also one of the important festival. All industries are closed during that time.

Industries[edit]

There are many industries based in Pimpri. These includes Tata Motors, Mercedes Benz, Bajaj Auto, Force Motors, etc...

Transport[edit]

{See also Pimpri railway station}

{See also Pune Suburban Railway}

Pimpri 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 Pimpri 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 Pimpri 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.

Restaurants[edit]

Cafe Creme, Masulkar Colony www.cafecreme.co.in

PCMC[edit]

Main Article - PCMC

Pimpri comes under Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation. This corporation is situated on the Old Pune-Mumbai Highway in the heart of Pimpri. It was established in 1982 covering an area of about 87 square kilometers.

PCMC logo

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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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