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|• Body||Pune Municipal Corporation|
|• Official||Marathi, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Pune|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Vadgaon Sheri|
|Civic agency||Pune Municipal Corporation|
|Distance from City centre||9.7 kilometres (6.0 mi) (PMPML City buses)|
Vishrantwadi is a suburb of Pune City in the State of Maharashtra, India. Vishrantwadi is a fast-growing and relatively new residential neighbourhood to the north of the city and includes the areas of Mohanwadi, Pratik Nagar, Kasturbawadi (now known as Kasturba Housing Society), Phule Nagar, Mental Corner, Police Lines, Shanti Nagar, Dhanori, Tingre Nagar, Kalas, Mhaskewasti and Dighi.
Vishrantwadi is located at and shares borders with
The entire neighbourhood of Vishrantwadi lies along the Alandi Road. Other major roads in this locality are the Tingre Nagar Road (Vishrantwadi-Airport Road) and Dhanori Road. The Pune Railway station is about 7 kilometers from Vishrantwadi while the Pune International Airport at Lohegaon is just about 4 kilometers away. The Yerwada Central Jail and the Pune Mental Hospital too are situated nearby.
Etymology and history
Vishrantwadi used to be a resting place for the thousands of Varkaris who made the annual pilgrimage from Alandi to Pandharpur in South Maharashtra by foot. Vishrant in Marathi means "rest", "vadi" means "hamlet" or "town", and thus the name 'Vishrantwadi'. Even today the annual Jñāneśvar pilgrimage procession passes through Vishrantwadi.
Vishrantwadi is well connected to the rest of Pune by both buses and autos throughout the day. PMPML operates a number of routes to swargate, katraj, kothrud, pimpari, bhosari, alandi, lohgaon and some fringe villages surrounding alandi road. The PMPML is also planning to implement the BRTS on Alandi Road and the Vishrantwadi-Airport Road most of which has been completed. There are 2 gas stations on airport road as well providing a break to long distance commuters.
In the past, Vishrantwadi was largely peopled by Marathi speaking middle-class Maharashtrian families. Recently, with Pune becoming more cosmopolitan, a large number of Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marwadi, Urdu and Telugu speaking families have settled down here as well. It is a favoured residential choice for people working in the IT sector whose offices are in and around Kalyani Nagar, Yerwada, Vimannagar. Proximity to the city centre, no pollution, good infrastructure and connectivity has led to a substantial increase in population. The High UV radiations in Lohegaon due to jettisoning of aircraft, however, has started to affect its surrounding areas.
There are a number of army and air force establishments nearby, amongst which are the Bombay Engineering Group, Khadki military cantonment, GREF Centre and Lohegaon Air Force station. Vishrantwadi is the location of the residential complex of Pune City Police at Police Lines.
Army Institute of Technology, a college established by Indian Army is also near Vishrantwadi on Alandi Road while moving towards Dighi. For itinerary, there is a lake 200 meters away from Vishrantwadi chowk. Many shopping complexes fulfil the daily needs of the residents living in and around Vishrantwadi. Similarly, there has been a gradual increase in educational institutes (tutors) in Vishrantwadi.
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