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Pithampur is a town in the Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh, India. Pithampur is located at a distance of about 22 km from Indore via Rau and is 8 kilometres from Mhow, which is another suburb of Indore. It's also a near by station of mandu.It is also called as Detroit of India.
Pithampur has an average elevation of about 1550 feet above MSL. Pithampur has a typical sub-tropical climate. Three distinct seasons are observed, summer, monsoon and winter. Summers start in mid-March and can be extremely hot in April and May. The daytime temperatures can touch 40°C on more than one occasion. Average summer temperature may go as high as 36–39 °C (100.4 °F) but humidity is very low.
Winters are moderate and usually dry. Lower temperatures can go as low as 14°C-16°C on some nights. Usually the temperature ranges between 26°C-30°C during winters.
Rains are due to southwest monsoons. The typical monsoon season goes from 15 June till mid-September, contributing 32-35 inches of annual rains. 95% of rains occur during monsoon season.
As of 2011[update] India census, Pithampur had a population of 1,26,099. Males constitute 58% of the population and females 42%. Pithampur has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%:- male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 47%. In Pithampur, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Pithampur' is a well-developed industrial area. It has both large and small scale industries. A large number of national and international reputed companies are functioning in Pithampur. It has divided mainly in four sectors; sector-I, II, III, and sector-IV. Pithampur has an industrial Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Majority of the vehicle-producing companies of India have their factories in Pithampur. It is considered as a hub for the automobile manufacturing industry.Mahindra 2 Wheelers,[Ruchi Group Of Industries] [New & ReCon Parts, Cummins, India], [Mahle Engine Components (I) Pvt Limited],crompton greaves, Flexituff International Limited, Anant Steel P. Ltd., L&T CASE Equipment, Eicher Motors, Caparo, JBM Auto Ltd, Force Motors Ltd, Man Force Trucks, AVTEC Ltd. Rathi steel, cipla, Indorama Synthetics, Steel tubes of India, Bridgestone Tyre Ltd, Panasonic Energy India Co. Ltd, Kach Motors, IPCA, Lupin, Syncom, Mission pharma, Piramal healthcare, Sonic Biochem Ext. Ltd, Symbiotech Pharma Lab LtdDecora Tubes, Peb Steel Lloyd, Lloyd Insulation,CEEBCO, MAHALE, LAKHANI, Raj Auto Ancillary. The construction of Asia's largest auto testing track is also sanctioned by Govt. Of India. Apart from automobile industries, Pithampur is home to various other industries like food processing, chemical processing, distilleries, manufacturing, and textile (Indira Exports Pvt. Ltd.) industries.
Pithampur has a Dry Port (ICD) facility from Container Corporation India Limited. This facilitates direct exports of finished goods to foreign countries with all paperwork done at Pithampur facility.
Pithampur is located on NH79, and NH59 connecting Indore with Ahmadabad touches its fringes. There is a road from Rau to Pithampur which connects it to Indore (22 km). It is also connected to Agra-Mumbai 4 lane road which is also referred to as NH3 And also With a new route to Bombay.
There are regular scheduled Mini Bus/City Bus/Private Bus services between Indore and Pithampur passing through Mhow throughout the day with a very good frequency. Also there are regular services to District headquarters Dhar and beyond to Ratlam.
Nearest airport is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport at Indore, which is about 19 km or 40 minutes drive from Pithampur, with multiple daily connections and operators to Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmadabad, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Pune, Bangalore, lucknow, Kolkata, Jaipur, Bhopal, Raipur, and Jabalpur, Gwalior.
The nearest railway stations are MHOW (11 km) and Rajendra nagar which is a part of Indore(22 km). Mhow and rajendra nagar are Meter Gauge Railway stations with limited connectivity to nearby areas whereas Indore railway station(INDB) is Broad Gauge Terminus. Indore terminus has good connectivity and daily connections to all metros and all major towns of country and the state.
The new proposed and sanctioned railway line between Indore and Dahod will traverse the Pithampur area and will connect the region directly to Indore and Godhead-Dahod-Vadodra in Gujarat, boosting industrial development. Also Pithampur is well-known historical city in Madhya Pradesh.
- St. Francis Higher Secondary School
- Pithampur Higher Secondary School
- vaishnav cambridge higher secondary school
- South Valley Public School
sarswati vidhya mandir higher secondary school
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.