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NH 4 Bypass of Pune
|• Body||Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, Pune|
|Elevation||570 m (1,870 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||MH 14, MH 12|
|Governing Body||Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, Pune|
Wakad is a suburb in the city of Pune, India. Wakad happens to be one of the fastest growing localities of Pune
Wakad holds great importance for its religious carnival known as "Jatra" in the temple of Mhatoba. • The rich, fertile, black soil of Wakad helped farmers grow sugarcane, groundnut and onion in abundance. • Slowly the civic infrastructure in Wakad improved with regular electricity, water, good roads and drainage system. Thus, the civic infrastructure at Wakad is at par with the best.
The phenomenal growth of Wakad can be attributed to the upcoming of the Infotech and Biotechnology park at Hinjawadi close to the Pune-Mumbai Expressway (west). In the last four years, the Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporation has granted the maximum number of building permissions for projects in the area to Wakad and its surrounding areas. As a result, it is seen as a new hotbed of real estate growth in Pune. It is also close to three Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes, namely Nashik Phata-Wakad, Aundh-Ravet and Kalewadi phata-Dehu Alandi road. Towards the east is Pimple Nilakh, Pimple Saudagar and Aundh, towards the south is the Mula River, Baner, Pashan and Balewadi Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex and towards the north is Thergaon, Akurdi, Chinchwad and Ravet. Wakad is all set to get Phoenix Market City in next few years.
Wakad houses a lot of people working in the technology companies (Infosys Ltd, Tata Technologies ltd, Cognizant, TCS, Wipro, Tech Mahindra , Capegemini etc.) located in the Hinjewadi IT park in the adjoining Hinjewadi area. Wakad is the new education hub of Pimpri Chinchwad as it houses Balaji Institutes,Indira College, JSPM College, Wisdom High School, Akshara International School, Euro School, G.K.Gurukul, Sesame Wakad Preschool etc. Wakad is criss-crossed by several main roads namely Bhosari-Wakad BRT Road, Sangavi-Kiwale BRT Road, Datta Mandir Road, Katraj-Dehu Bypass, Bhumkar Chowk Road, Kalewadi Road. The internal roads of Wakad are also in good condition. Public transport via buses is very well established in Wakad due to two BRT roads passing through the area. Also many State transport & private luxury buses ply near Ginger hotel at Wakad. The Hinjawadi-Shivajinagar Metro will pass through Wakad. Wakad has a variety of restaurants & cafes dotted in the area.
Phoenix; a Mumbai-based mall operator is opening its 2nd mall in Wakad. 
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