Balewadi

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Balewadi
suburb
Balewadi Stadium
Balewadi Stadium
Balewadi is located in Maharashtra
Balewadi
Balewadi
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°35′1.89″N 73°46′5.83″E / 18.5838583°N 73.7682861°E / 18.5838583; 73.7682861Coordinates: 18°35′1.89″N 73°46′5.83″E / 18.5838583°N 73.7682861°E / 18.5838583; 73.7682861
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Pune
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 411 045
Vehicle registration MH12-
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)

Balewadi is a part of the city of Pune in India. It is located in the western part of the city, and is famous for the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex. This complex has hosted both the National Games in 1994 and the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games.

Infrastructure[edit]

Balewadi was a village at the edge of the city of Pune until 1997, when it was integrated into the limits of the Pune Municipal Corporation along with 22 other villages in various parts of the city.

Balewadi, along with neighbouring areas of Aundh and Baner are planned for development as part of the broader Smart Cities Mission initiated by the Government of India in 2015. The selected area will be developed as a model to be replicated in other parts of the city. [1]

Transport[edit]

Balewadi is linked to Pune Municipal Corporation, Pune Cantonment, Chinchwad and Alandi by Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) buses. The Katraj - Dehu Road corridor passes through Balewadi. Balewadi is connected to Pune via Baner Road. There are PMPML buses going to Hinjewadi via Balewadi.

Bus rapid transit is planned from Airport to Balewadi from Pune Municipal Corporation. [2]

Education[edit]

There are several educational institutions located around Balewadi. Some of these are:

Sports[edit]

Balewadi is home to the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, which hosts various major sporting events and can hold roughly 20,000 spectators in its athletics stadium.

A museum dedicated to Sachin Tendulkar is also planned in Balewadi[3]

When the Elite Football League of India was introduced in August 2011, Pune was noted as one of eight cities to be awarded a team for the inaugural season, although the team's games will be played in Balewadi. [4][5]

Health[edit]

Nearest Hospitals include:

  • Aditya Birla Hospital
  • Medipoint Hospital

References[edit]