Wakad

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Wakad - Pune
Suburb
The Pune Bypass passing through Wakad
The Pune Bypass passing through Wakad
Wakad - Pune is located in Maharashtra
Wakad - Pune
Wakad - Pune
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°35′57.61″N 73°45′44.98″E / 18.5993361°N 73.7624944°E / 18.5993361; 73.7624944Coordinates: 18°35′57.61″N 73°45′44.98″E / 18.5993361°N 73.7624944°E / 18.5993361; 73.7624944
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Pune District
Government
 • Body Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation
Elevation 570 m (1,870 ft)
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 411057
Vehicle registration MH - 14
Civic agency Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation

Wakad is a locality in Pimpri-Chinchwad in Pune district of Maharashtra state, India. Wakad is one of the fastest growing localities of Pune Metropolitan Area.

History[edit]

Wakad was known in the peripheral villages for its ‘jatra' (a religious carnival) at the temple of Mhatoba. Wakad has a rich, fertile, black soil. The farming community here used to grow sugarcane, onion and groundnut. The nearby PCMC took Wakad under its wings and gave it a full fledged drainage system and provided electricity, water and good roads. Thus, the civic infrastructure at Wakad is at par with the best.[1]

Today[edit]

Ginger Hotel in Wakad

The phenomenal growth of Wakad can be attributed to the coming up of the Infotech and Biotechnology park at Hinjewadi close to the Pune-Mumbai Expressway (west).In the last four years, the Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporation has granted the maximum number of building permissions for projects in the area to Wakad and its surrounding areas.As a result it is seen as an ideal residential destination in Pune.It is also close to three proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes, namely Nashik Phata-Wakad, Aundh-Ravet and Kalewadi phata-Dehu Alandi road. Construction of the BRT corridors is currently under progress.[2] Towards the east are Pimple Nilakh, Pimple Saudagar and Aundh, towards the south is the Mula River, Baner, Pashan and Balewadi Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex and towards the north is Thergaon, Akurdi, Chinchwad and Ravet. It is close to Rajiv Gandhi Hinjewadi IT Park which has many top global IT companies like Infosys, Kpit Cummins, 3dPLM Software, Geometric Software, TATA Technologies, Digital Group, Synechron, Wipro, TCS, IBM, Atos, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant, Mindtree, Siemens, etc. Schools, malls and hospitals are nearby.

Schools[edit]

  1. The Good Samaritan School
  2. Wakad Primary and Secondary School
  3. Pumpkin Patch
  4. Shishya Pre primary school
  5. Blossom public school
  6. Indira Kids
  7. Akshara International
  8. Wisdom World
  9. Shanti Juniors

Colleges[edit]

  1. Indira Group of Institutes
  2. Sri Balaji Society
  3. Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mywakad.com/?page_id=394
  2. ^ http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-04-18/pune/38646684_1_brt-last-financial-year-crore