The locality of Pimple Saudagar is located in the urban agglomeration Pimpri Chinchwad in the city of Pune. This place is most popular for being a residential area with adequate commercialisation. It’s mostly populated with the IT crowd because of its close proximity to Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park. Pimple Saudagar has Hinjewadi to its west, Aundh to the south, Sangvi to its east, and Pimpri to its north. In the locality, one will typically find good roads, supermarkets, malls, branded stores, restaurants, eating joints, gyms, and so much more! The locality’s atmosphere is very chirpy, with a lot of greenery, making it an ideal place for anyone who prefers a quiet energy in a locality.
Connectivity and transit points
Pune Airport is at a distance of just 19 km from Pimple Saudagar. The nearest railway station is the Khadki Railway Station, which is about 7 km from here. . Auto-rickshaws, cabs, buses, and shared auto systems (tam-tams) are ideal for covering short distances. Public buses are run by PMPML , and are quite frequent. The main transit points in Pimple Saudagar are Jagtap Dairy, Shivar Garden, Shiv Sai Road, Shiv Mandir, Swaraj Garden, Kate Vasti, Rakshak Chowk, Rajvir Society and Poonam Society.
- Rainbow Plaza
- Kunal Icon
- Rakshak Chowk
- Govind Garden
- Shivar Chowk
- Om Datt Raj Mandir
- PCMC Garden
- Devi Aai Mandir
Factors for growth in the past
Because it was located on the outskirts of the city, Pimple Saudagar was not always in the limelight. It was a village, and under-developed for a long time. The residents were poor peasants and farmers involving themselves in agriculture and wood carving. Public services were not good in these parts either. But thanks to the industrialisation of Pune, the city expanded rapidly in the late 1990s, spreading itself to areas like Pimple Saudagar. Accessibility to the Mumbai-Pune Expressway via the Katraj-Dehu Bypass Road in 2001, was a major factor responsible for the development that followed in Pimple Saudagar. Later, with the construction of IT parks and other office spaces in Hinjewadi, this locality saw a lot of residential activity with a large influx of property investment.
Though Pimple Saudagar is situated on flat land, and has the Pavana River flowing to its north, which is a major water source, the area is lately facing some water scarcity. Shortage of water has been noticed in many residential areas here, mostly owing to the increasing population. Since the auto drivers in this area don’t run by the meter and instead charge unreasonable amounts of money, most residents have resorted to buying their own vehicles. This has led to an increase in traffic and pollution in the region.