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|• Body||Pune corporation|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Haveli|
|Civic agency||Pune corporation|
Vadgaon Budruk also known as Vadgaon in the local area is one of the many upcoming suburbs of Pune, Maharashtra, India. It is located near Sinhgad Road after Anand Nagar and it is near to Katraj-Dehu Road Bypass in between Pune's Chandni Chowk entry and Katraj entry. The city is on the route of the famous Khadakwasla dam, one of the sources of Pune's drinking water, and the National Defence Academy (India), one of India's premier military training institutes.
Location & History
Vadgaon Budruk village is situated about 8 km from center of Pune. It was a very small village before 1990 with farming being main economic activity. Vadgaon Budruk has catchment area in western hills and which brought good soil as well as sufficient water for farming. The village took the name of Vadgaon as it has a number of "Vad"/ Banyan trees. With a dense forest in proximity to river and creek areas, Vadgaon Budruk was one of the stops during sheep migration from Konkan to regions inland. Vadgaon Budruk can be seen directly as a communication point between Singhgad fort and Pune city. It is known for the Sinhgad Institute & also popular as with middle-class families. Nowadays it is well known place in the IT industry as many IT & BPO employees reside in the area.
Vadgaon Budruk saw lot of change after 2005, 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 Vadgaon Budruk is now occupied by housing complexes. This is one of the important bases of Pune middle-class people.
Vadgaon Budruk has excellent connectivity to Pune city via PMPML, buses, auto etc. There are frequent buses from Swargate to Dhayari. The city is very close to Pune-Bangalore highway and has good connectivity at both sides. Uber and Ola cabs are also available in this area.
Residential Housing Societies
A large number of luxury residential housing projects have emerged here. Due to proximity of the national highway and the shift of population to suburbs, housing costs are on a rise here.
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