Warje

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Warje
Warje-Malwadi
suburb
Nickname(s): warje Gaon
Coordinates: 18°29′58″N 73°47′48″E / 18.49944°N 73.79667°E / 18.49944; 73.79667
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Pune
Government
 • Body Pune corporation
Population
 • Total 100,000
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 411 058
Vehicle registration MH-11, MH-12
Nearest city PUNE
Vidhan Sabha constituency Haveli
Civic agency Pune corporation

Warje is a suburb of Pune, in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Warje used to be one of the Octroi checkpoints. At the Warje junction, commonly referred to as the Warje Chowk, one road leads to Deccan Gymkhana, via Karve Road, and the other to Khadakwasla dam, one source of Pune's drinking water, and the National Defense Academy (India), one of India's premier military training institutes.

Geography[edit]

Warje village is situated about 10 km from the center of Pune. Warje is located on the KDehu Road–Katraj bypass between Pune's Chandni Chowk entry and Katraj entry. Warje is on the bank of the Mutha river, making the village a catchment area for the western hills due to good soil and sufficient water for farming. It hosts a dense forest in the proximity of the river and creek areas.

History[edit]

Prior to 1970, Warje was a small village with farming as the main economic activity. Warje was one of the stops during sheep migration from Konkan to regions inland. Warje lies between Singhgad Fort and Pune. Signs of this linkage can be seen in rocky areas next to Ganpati temple at the west of the town. Ganpati temple has existed since 1982 and probably for quite some time before that. The temple was rebuilt in 1990 and is known as Ganpati Mathab. Warje gaon existed in Shivaji's era. Warje's many founders include Chaudhri, Dodke, Barate Patil and Dangat Patil. The latter two are in the Warje-Shivane area. Both societies are Patil of Shivane and Warje. Bhikoji Dangat Patil were Sardar Raje in Shivaji army. They were awarded by Rajmata Jijabai Saheb Bhonsale by Raje Padvi. Bhikojirao was the founder of Shivane Gaon and Bapujibuvaj temple. His clan goddess was Vadjai Mata and Waghjai Mata, Barte Patil believed in clan goddess Shirkai Mata in Shirkoli.

After 1970, Pune's population increased dramatically. This led Warje to develop as a suburb. Major parts of the forest and fertile lands were converted to apartment complexes. Most of the land became occupied by housing complexes.

Each morning just under the Warje fly-over bridge, a crowd of unskilled labourers await daily work from contractors, transporters and construction companies.

The smaller region of 'Malwadi' within Warje has seen rapid growth in the new millennium mostly due to the advent of several large housing complexes. Population boomed increasing stress on public infrastructure.

Transport[edit]

Warje is connected by an extensive network of local municipal city buses to all parts of Pune. The buses operate from the "Ganpati Matha" bus station in Malwadi and connect the suburb to Swargate, Katraj, Shivajinagar, Pune station, MarketYard, etc. and even up to Chinchwad and Nigadi. It is near the heart of the Pune City (Deccan Gymkhana - 7  km, Pune Station - 10  km)

Real estate[edit]

Because of its proximity to downtown and to the National Defence Academy (preventing development to the wesst), land prices in Warje / Malwadi have skyrocketed.

Education[edit]

  • Bombay Cambridge School
  • Smita Patil Vidya Mandir- Since 1994
  • Dream India Play School
  • Navbharat Dnyanvardhini's primary & secondary School
  • Aspire Consulting Group
  • Kidzee Warje Malewadi
  • Rosary School
  • Rosary International School
  • Rosary College of Science
  • Vimal Vidya Kunj
  • Cummins Women's College
  • Singhgad Technical College
  • sAvh Technologies Pvt Ltd
  • Mahilashram High School
  • Jog High School
  • JETS Jog College for Science and Commerce
  • Mamasaheb Mohol's Madhyamic Vidhyalaya
  • Yashodeep School
  • Raghavdas Vidhyalay
  • Smita Patil Vidya Mandir
  • Jijai Dyanda School
  • Tiny Toys
  • Maharshi Karve Vidyalaya
  • Modern High School
  • Sidhivinayak College
  • Shanu Patel High School
  • Vimal Vidya Kunj
  • Tree House
  • Matoshree National School
  • eMaestro Academy

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