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|• Body||Pune Municipal Corporation|
|Elevation||570 m (1,870 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Pune (Lok Sabha constituency)|
|Civic agency||Pune Municipal Corporation|
Bavdhan is suburb of Pune, India. It is located off the Mumbai-Bangalore national highway, by-passing Pune city. Bavdhan road serves as the main approach road for Mumbai-Pune expressway and near Chandani Chowk. Bavdhan is bordered by Pashan in north, Sus village on west, NDA reserved forest area in south and Kothrud in east. Bavdhan is mostly a residential suburb of Pune and is very fast-growing in the last one decade.
Bavdhan, nestled amidst three hills on its south, east and west and the scenic Pashan Lake in the north, has seen gradual growth in the form of planned development. It is strategically located on NDA Road, the centre of Aundh and Kothrud - both well-developed suburbs free from illegal development and encroachment . The area is easily accessible from Mumbai as well the main city. Hinjewadi IT Park is within ready commuting distance from Bavdhan, being just 20 minutes away via the highway.
Bavdhan is part of the Khadakwasla (Vidhan Sabha constituency). It has two ward representatives in Pune Munical Corporation.
People and culture
Pune is mainly inhabited by Maharashtrians. However, the city of Pune has acquired a cosmopolitan identity in the recent years. People belonging to different castes, creeds, religions and economic backgrounds can be found here. With the setting up of industries, software companies and professional institutions in Pune, the city has assumed a multi-ethnic personality. The people of Pune represent an amalgamation of different cultures and the city has become like a mixture of different civilizations.
One thing that is common to all the people living in Pune is their never say die spirit. Whatever be their educational background, their economic background or their religion, they know how to live life to the fullest. Each and every person has found a way to enjoy himself/herself and the city also caters to the needs of everyone. The people of Pune are also very much interested in the arts and crafts, music, spirituality, etc. The past few years have seen the city acquiring a taste in trance and techno also.
Bavdhan is well connected to Kothrud, Paud Road, Baner, Aundh, Pashan, University circle, Sus village via excellent roads. The train station is about 10 km away (20 mins) and the airport about 15 km away (35-40 mins). Sutarwadi, Abhinav Collge and Bavdhan village are the major stops for PMPML buses that cater to passengers. Direct buses are available from these stops to Deccan Gymkhana, Marketyard  and Pune Station.
Bavdhan has branches of many Public and private sectors banks.
- State Bank Of India
- Bank Of Maharashtra
- Union Bank Of India
- ICICI Bank
- HDFC Bank
- AXIS Bank
- Saraswat Bank
Almost a decade back, Bavdhan was like any other extended suburb having fragmented development without proper grocery shops, no roads, electricity etc. However, because of its location, the residential demand increased in Bavdhan and established players started developing housing projects with modern-day needs and amenities meeting the customer needs. The trend continued and Bavdhan today has become more acceptable and established destinations now. The Commonwealth Youth Games, which took place in 2008, also largely contributed towards the changed looks of the catchment and got plenty of new infrastructural developments like wide roads, street lights, cleaning of surroundings, regular bus services, civic amenities, etc.
Praj Industries is an important company in Bavdhan.
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