Wakad

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Wakad

वाकड
Suburb
The NH 4 Pune Bypass passing through Wakad
The NH 4 Pune Bypass passing through Wakad
Wakad is located in Maharashtra
Wakad
Wakad
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°35′57.61″N 73°45′44.98″E / 18.5993361°N 73.7624944°E / 18.5993361; 73.7624944Coordinates: 18°35′57.61″N 73°45′44.98″E / 18.5993361°N 73.7624944°E / 18.5993361; 73.7624944
Country India
StateMaharashtra
DistrictPune District
Government
 • BodyPimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation
Elevation
570 m (1,870 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
411057
Vehicle registrationMH - 14
Civic agencyPimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation

Wakad is a suburb in Pimpri Chinchwad on the outskirts of Pune city, in the state of Maharashtra, India. Wakad is one of the fastest growing localities of Pune Metropolitan Area.

History[edit]

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.[1]

Today[edit]

Ginger Hotel in Wakad

The phenomenal growth of Wakad[citation needed] 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 an ideal residential destination 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 Marketcity in next few years.[citation needed]

Wakad houses a lot of people working in the technology companies (Infosys Ltd, Tata Technologies ltd, Cognizant, TCS, Wipro etc.) located in the Hinjewadi IT park in the adjoining Hinjewadi area.[citation needed]

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