Pune Arterial Roads and Highways
Pune is a city which lies in the western part of India. It is barely 60km east of Mumbai, the commercial capital of India, on Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Pune is often referred to as the cultural capital of Maharashtra.
Katraj-Dehu Road Bypass acts as a link road between Dehu Road and Katraj and it facilitates to bypass traffic on National Highway 4 across Pune City. The government is planning to make more roads and widen the existing roads in Pune city to ease traffic congestion situations. The proposed Ring Road is an ambitious project, which would cover around 29 villages and the length of the road would be 160 km. Mumbai Pune Road is the major national Highway of Pune which links the city to Mumbai in the west. After passing through the two municipal corporations of Pune and Pimpri, and Katraj-Dehu Road intersection, it becomes an open stretch of Mumbai Pune Highway. It runs parallel to Mumbai Pune railway line until Lonavala hill station. It covers most of the suburbs of Pune including the famous tourist attractions. It also passes through the hill-stations of Lonavala and Khandala.
Another most famous road in Pune is Pune Nashik Road, which is just off the NH4 in Pune. It is also called as Pune-Nasik National Highway or NH50. Buses are available from Shivajinagar ST Bus Stand for Nasik. This highway is full of green plantation and an international airport is proposed to be constructed on this highway.
Pune-Solapur Road is also referred to as National Highway 9. Some part of Pune Bus Rapid Transport System is included in this road from Poolgate to Hadapsar areas. This road has a heavy influx of traffic and it passes through Pune racecourse, Hadapsar, Shivajinagar, Kothrud, Deccan Gymkhana and Warje areas.
G. A. Kulkarni Road, Bhandarkar Road, Fergusson College (FC) Road, Laxmi Road, Kumthekar Road, Bajirao Road, Saswad Road, Chhatrapati Shivaji Road, B.T. Kawade Road (BTK), North Main Road, Jangli Maharaj Road (J. M. Road), Muledhina Grant Road, MG Road Pune, Tilak Road, Senapati Bapat Road, Dhole Patil Road, Shirole Road, University Road, Prabhat Road, and Law College Road are other famous roads in Pune.
|Pune City Information|
|Area||450.69 km2 (174.01 sq mi)|
|Population||5049968 as Census 2011|
|Population Density||11,000/km2 (29,000/sq mi) as Census 2011|
|Language||Marathi, Hindi, Gujrati, English|
|Literacy Rate||86.15% as Census January 2011|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lat Long||18.5203° N, 73.8567° E|
|Religion||Hinduism, Muslim, Budhist, Jainis, Christian|
|Festivals||Ganesh Festival, Pune Festival, Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti, Bhaubeej|
|Education||Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune (IISER, Pune), University of Pune, Film and Telivision Institute Pune|
|Sister Cities||Fairbanks, San Jose (United States), Bremen(Germany), Troms (Norway), Vacoas-Phoenix (Mauritius)|
|Sports||Athletics, cricket, basketball, badminton, field hockey, football, tennis, kabaddi, Paragliding, kho-kho, rowing and chess, Pune International Marathon, Pune Football Club, Pune Warriors India|
|Airport||Pune International Airport|
|Railway Station||PUNE/Pune Junction (6) Railway Station|
|Tourist Attractions||Shaniwar Wada, Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Saras Baug, Parvati Hill, Osho Ashram, Vishrambaug Wada, Bund Garden, Pune|
|Nearby Tourist Attractions||Mahabaleshwar, Diveagar, Matheran, Kashid Beach, Lonavala, Alibaug, Panchgani|
|Popular Things||Hyatt Regency Pune, Pune Warriors India, E-Square Multiplex, INOX|
|Notable People||Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Shantanurao Laxmanrao Kirloskar, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Dhanraj Pillay, Prabha Atre, Raghunath Mashelkar|
Last Updated on : November 7, 2014