Nigdi

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Nigdi
Suburb
Nigdi is located in Maharashtra
Nigdi
Nigdi
Coordinates: 18°37′07.04″N 73°48′13.43″E / 18.6186222°N 73.8037306°E / 18.6186222; 73.8037306Coordinates: 18°37′07.04″N 73°48′13.43″E / 18.6186222°N 73.8037306°E / 18.6186222; 73.8037306
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DistrictPune
MetroPune
Elevation
590 m (1,940 ft)
Demonym(s)Nigdikar
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
411044
Telephone code91-20
Vehicle registrationMH-14
Lok Sabha constituencyMaval, Shirur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyPimpri, Bhosari
Civic agencyPimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation

Nigdi is a suburb of Pune, India.

Pimpri Chinchwad New Township Development Authority, area which is also known as Pradhikaran is a planned township. This total area is divided into several sectors. Although many areas of the city are added later. Pradhikaran mainly refers to the area starting from Durga hill - Bhakti-Shakti to Akurdi Railway station - Ganganagar, which includes Sector number 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 A, 27 and 28.

Main Roads: 'Spine Road'in Chinchwad MIDC and 'Ring Road' Public Gardens: Sant Tukaram udyan, Sant Dhnyaneshwar udyan, Gajanan Maharaj Udyan, Raambaug and newly developed Sawarkar udyan & Sector 10 Community Park.

Places of interest[edit]

  • India's Tallest Flag Pole
  • Ganesh Talav (lake)
  • Durga Tekdi
  • Appu Ghar
  • Bhakti Shakti
  • Sunset Point
  • Dhingra Maidan
  • Transport Nagari
  • Shri Krishna Temple
  • Bhel Chowk

Hospitals[edit]

  • Lokmanya Hospital – Sector 24
  • Sterling Multispecialty Hospital and Research Centre – Sector 27
  • Diwan Hospital – Sector 24
  • Apollo Clinic – Sector 25, Near Bhel Chowk
  • Anand - Foresight Hospital – Sector 26
  • Dhanwantari Hospital – Sector 27
  • Ranna Hospital – Sector 21
  • Kartik Hospital – Sector 27A, Opposite Ashoka Bus Stop
  • Shakun Clinic Children's Hospital – Behind Nigdi bus stand
  • Bhalerao ENT Hospital - Near Mahaslkant Chowk
  • Ojas Multispeciality Hospital – sector 32 A, Ravet
  • Shende Hospital – Sector 25

Gandhi Nursing Home- Sector 24

  • Panortho Hospital- Near Sambhaji Chowk

Government Offices[edit]

  • Kendriya Sadan, Nr. Akurdi Railway station
  • CBI Pune HQ
  • PCNTDA Headquarter
  • Pratyaksha Kar Bhavan (Income Tax Office), Akurdi Station Road.
  • Excise Bhavan, Akurdi Station Road.
  • Zoological Survey Of India, Ravet Road.
  • LIC Training Center
  • PCMC 'A' Zone Office, Spine Road, Bhel Chauk.
  • PCMC 'F' Zone Office, Tilak Road.
  • Maha Vitaran Pradhikaran Sub-Division Office, Kachghar Chauk.
  • PCMC Hedgewar Bhavan, Near Chhatrapati Shivaji Swimming Pool.
  • Post office, Sector 26

Schools and Colleges[edit]

  • ATSS's Institute of Industrial and Computer Management & Research (IICMR - MCA & MBA)
  • Amrita Vidyalayam School & College
  • City Pride School
  • City Pride Jr. College
  • St Ursula's High School
  • Jnana Prabodhini Navnagar Vidyalaya
  • Shivbhumi vidhyalaya yamunanagar
  • Kamalnayan Bajaj High School
  • Trinity English High School
  • Dheeraj International School
  • Wunderbar Kids Pre School
  • Kirti Vidyalaya
  • Christeria High School
  • Modern High School & College
  • Mhalsakant Vidyalaya & College
  • Guru Ganesh Vidyalaya
  • Saraswati Vidyalaya
  • Shrimati Kamladevi Govindseth Sable High School
  • S.P.M. English Medium School
  • CMS English Medium High School
  • Vidyanand Bhavan High School
  • Dr. D.Y. Patil Center for Learning
  • Camp Education Society's School & College
  • Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering
  • College of Ayurved and Research Center
  • Smt. S. D. Ganage Prashala, Triveninagar
  • St. Anns school, near Triveni Nagar.
  • S.B. Patil Public School, Ravet
  • ATSS College Chinchwad
  • CMS School Nigdi
  • Novel International School & College
  • City Pride Jr. College

Sanfort pre school

Temples and Parks (Gardens)[edit]

  • ISKCON Temple (Ravet)
  • Swami Samarth Math (Sector 26)
  • Hanuman Mandir (Sector 25)
  • Gajanan Maharaj Mandir (Sector 27)
  • Ram Mandir (Sector 27)
  • Krushna Mandir (Sector 25)
  • Someshwar Mandir (Sector 25)
  • Shree Krishna Mandir (Bhakti Shakti)
  • Chintamani Mandir (Sector 24)
  • Shri Harimandir, Nigdi Shakha (परमपूज्य श्री कलावती माता मंदिर) Dada-Dadi Udyan, Kachghar chowk, Sector 24, मारूती मंदिरा शेजारील रस्त्याने आत जाणे.
  • Saraswati Mandir (Sector 26)
  • Vitthal Mandir (Ahurdigaon - Vitthla wadi)

Transport facilities (to and from)[edit]

{See Also: Akurdi Railway Station}

Akurdi Railway Station of Pune Suburban Railway is in Sector-26 of Nigdi Pradhikaran. All local trains stops there. Nigdi is well connected to Pune City by buses leaving from Nigdi Bus terminal of Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited. There are PMPML buses available to Swargate, Kothrud, Hinjawadi, Katraj, Bhosari, Pune Station, Yerwada, Hadapsar, Wadgaon, Talegaon, Shirgaon etc. Mumbai Pune highway goes through Nigdi. Chinchwad Railway Station of Pune Suburban Railway is in Chinchwad near Nigdi.

Bhakti Shakti[edit]

Bhakti-Shakti is a collection of statues installed by PCMC, in memory of the meeting between great saint Tukaram Maharaj and Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj. Bhakti-Shakti as a title represents union of spiritualism and power. Historically Shivaji in his early days of 'Hindavi Swaraj' had come to Dehu to meet sant Tukaram to seek his blessings. This place is located on old Pune-Mumbai highway, sector 23, Nigdi. Renowned sculptor Madan Garge of the Garge Art studio, Nashik, was assigned the work of making the statues. The height of the statues of Sant Tukaram and Chhatrapati Shivaji are 20-foot while the other statues stand at 10-foot. The statues weigh 22 metric tonnes.[1] Statues are placed on a small hillock. Over the years this statue has become face of Pimpri-Chinchwad. Bhakti-Shakti opens in the morning at 6.00 AM to 8.00 AM and 5.00 PM to 8.30 PM in the evening. See updated opening closing hours Last 5 years there is encroachment around the sculpture by local slum area called Ota scheme (Outsiders has spoiled area around. Also trucks are parked around by outsiders and bad smelling around the area.

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