|• Type||Municipal Corporation|
|• Body||Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Rahatani is a cultural suburb of Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation situated on the banks of the Pavana in Pune district. Rahatani is 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from Hinjawadi and centered in between the suburbs of Pimple Saudagar and Kalewadi. The locality is a developing residential area that attracts the newer population of the city. Its proximity to the Rajiv Gandhi InfoTech Park located at Hinjawadi makes it a residential hub for people working in the Information Technology industry.
Rahatani's culture reflects a perfect blend of traditions with modernity. There are several temples in the area which are respected both as a means of enabling worship in the presence of God and as a way to uphold Indian culture and reunite large and dispersed communities. There are large number of people's from the area who visit annual pilgrimage (yatra) to Pandharpur - the seat of the Hindu god Vithoba in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Inspite of this, the introduction of IT Park near Hinjewadi sparked a tremendous real estate growth in the region favored by IT professionals.
Geography and Climate
Rahatani is located on a relatively flat land as area's nearing it. The suburbs bordering Rahatani are Pimple Saudagar to the west, Kalewadi to the south and east and Hinjawadi to north. Rahatani has the same climate of Pune city.
Rahatani is well connected by road to the rest of the city by public transportation. The nearest airport is Pune Airport, with the Maharashtra government planning to set up a new airport near Chakan. The railway station for this area is Pimpri Railway Station. Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) operates the public transport system in this area.
The Rainbow BRTS bus system is now operational in Rahatani since November 2015. The Kasarwadi railway station is also nearby to residents of Rahatani. All local trains between Pune Junction railway station and Lonavala railway station stop at Kasarwadi and Pimpri railway stations.
Some primary schools and Pre-primary schools affiliated to MSBTE have been developed in this locality in the past few years. Many schools affiliated to national education boards ICSE and CBSE have been established within the area limits.
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