Warje

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Warje
Warje-Malwadi
suburb
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Pune
Government
 • Body Pune corporation
Population
 • Total 100,000
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 411 058
Vehicle registration MH-11, MH-12
Nearest city PUNE
Vidhan Sabha constituency Haveli
Civic agency Pune corporation

Warje is one of the many upcoming suburbs of Pune, Maharashtra, India. It is located on the Katraj-Dehu Road Bypass in between Pune's Chandni Chowk entry and Katraj entry. Warje used to be one of Pune's important Octroi check points. At the Warje junction(commonly referred to as the Warje Chowk), a road leads to Deccan Gymkhana(via-Karve Road) and the other to the famous Khadakwasla dam, one of the sources of Pune's drinking water, & the National Defense Academy (India), one of India's premier military training institutes.

Location & History[edit]

Warje village is situated about 10 km from center of Pune. It was a very small village before 1970 with farming being main economical activity. Warje is on the bank of Mutha river which has catchment area in western hills and which brought good soil as well as sufficient water for farming. With a dense forest in proximity to river and creek areas, Warje was one of the stops during sheep migration from Konkan to regions inland. Warje can be seen directly as a communication point between Singhgad fort and Pune city. Signs of these can be seen in rock areas next to Ganpati temple at the west of the town. Ganpati temple has existed since 1982 and for probably quite some time before that. The temple was rebuilt in 1990 and is known as Ganpati Matha.

Warje saw lot of change after 1970, with significant increase in population of Pune. The change from village to suburb took toll on environment. Major part of the forest, fertile lands were converted to apartment complexes of concrete and tar. Most of the land in Warje is now occupied by housing complexes. Just under the Warje fly-over bridge everyday early morning there is a crowd of unskilled labour which awaits daily wage based work from contractors, transporters and construction builders.

The smaller region of 'Malwadi' within Warje has seen rapid growth in the last ten years, again mostly due to the mushrooming of several big banner housing complexes resulting in a population boom in the area and also resulting in much stress on the local public infrastructure. Warje is connected by an extensive network of local municipal city buses to all parts of Pune. The buses operate from the "Ganpati Matha" bus station in Malwadi and connect the suburb to Swargate, Katraj, Shivajinagar, Pune station, MarketYard, etc. and even up to Chinchwad and Nigadi. Thanks to the proximity to the heart of the Pune City (Deccan Gymkhana - 7 km, Pune Stn - 10 km) and more or less insulated from the west by the large area under the National Defence Academy, land prices in Warje / Malwadi have skyrocketed in recent times.

Economy[edit]

Houses manufacturing plant of Cummins India, one of the largest manufacturers of engines and minor manufacturing activity by Kirloskar group.

Educational Institutions[edit]

  • Smita Patil Vidya Mandir- Since 1994
  • Dream India Play School
  • Navbharat Dnyanvardhini's primary & secondary School
  • Aspire Consulting Group
  • Kidzee Warje Malewadi
  • Rosary School
  • Rosary International School
  • Rosary College of Science
  • Vimal Vidya Kunj
  • Cummins Women's College
  • Singhgad Technical College
  • Mahilashram High School
  • Jog High School
  • JETS Jog College for Science and Commerce
  • Mamasaheb Mohol's Madhyamic Vidhyalaya
  • Yashodeep School
  • Raghavdas Vidhyalay
  • Smita Patil Vidya Mandir
  • Jijai Dyanda School
  • Tiny Toys
  • Maharshi Karve Vidyalaya
  • Modern High School
  • Sidhivinayak College
  • Shanu Patel High School
  • Vimal Vidya Kunj
  • Tree House

See also[edit]