Chakan is strategically situated in the northern parts of Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune City. It come under the jurisdiction of Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation. Earlier it was a agricultural area but the town’s industrial development has quickly urbanized the area. It is also known as the industrial and automobile hub of Pune. This locality is situated at a distance of 30 km from centre of Pune, on NH 50 between Pune and Nashik cities. It was a suburb that once recognised as the city’s industrial corridor is now an emerging residential market of Pune. Many Foreign companies are also keen towards investing in Chakan as it is one of the preferred mobile hub. This factor has impacted the many homebuyers to buy a flat in Chakan. Nearby Chakan localities include Ekta Nagar, Mutkewadi, Medankarwadi, Talkhed, Nanekarwadi, Waki Khurd, Rohakal, Moshi, Talwade etc. There are a variety of residential projects in Chakan ranging from affordable to luxurious. Some of the key residential projects in Chakan are Roshan One, Xrbia Eiffel City Ph-2, Mantra Residency, Crystam Landmark Apoorvam, Maple Aapla Ghar Chakan among others.
It is also on the roads that connect the Mumbai-Pune Highway to the Pune-Nashik Highway, and to the Pune-Ahmednagar-Aurangabad Highway. It is about 150 km from Mumbai, 120 km from Ahmednagar and 175 km from Nashik.
It also enjoys connectivity via the Talegaon-Chakan Road and Chakan-Shikrapur Road that run through the area.
Pune International Airport is located at a driving distance of 28.3 km via Chakan Alandi Road & NH60.
It also have good bus connectivity through the Pimpri Bus Stand, Bhosari Bus Depot, and the Pune Bus Stand that are in the vicinity. MSRTC and PMPML operational buses runs frequently and further connects the locality with various parts of the Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad.
Chinchwad, Dehu Road, Akurdi, Pimpri are its nearest railway stations. However, Chinchwad is the nearest and major railway station to Chakan, situated at a distance of 20.5 km via NH 60.
Factors for past growth
Chakan is a major automobile hub and many automobile production plants for multiple brands like Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen Group, General Electric, Daimler-Benz, Bajaj Auto and Mahindra & Mahindra have their units here which has led to lots of job opportunities for its migrants. A fair number of workforce work in nearby Automobile Hubs, wanted to have their residences close to their workplace. As a result, demands for 2 BHK apartments in Chakan in huge demand.
It is also home to SEZ which is promoted by Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC).
Factors for future growth
The area is witnessing a lot of new infrastructure development and announcements of projects even as top-notch automobile companies are making their way to the locality. Industrial and commercial growth, coupled with improving infrastructure, is expected to boost Chakan’s residential market in the year to come.
There is a proposed airport at Purandar tehsil. This new airport will definitely impact the nearby areas such as Chakan in future.
Proposed & Planned Infra
Proposed airport at Purandar tehsil of Pune district.
Proposed ring-road, connecting major industrial establishments such as Chakan MIDC followed by Bhosari MIDC.
Proposed two Logistic Park one will be in Chakan and other in Ranjangaon.
Infra Development (Social & Physical)
Some primary schools and Pre-primary schools affiliated to Maharashtra state board have been developed in this locality in the past few years. Many schools affiliated to ICSE and CBSE have been established within the area limits. Kidzee Chakan Preschool, AMS Medium School, Priyadarshani School, Innovative International School, Vidyaniketan English Medium School, Bhama Valley School among others.
The major hospitals in Punawale include Unicare Hospital, Chakan Criticare Hospital, Sanjeevani Hospital ICU and Trauma Unit, Jaihind Hospital, Mahalunge Hospital, ESIC Hospital, Sushrut Hospital to name a few.
It houses a number of luxurious shopping hubs, including Hungama Shopping, RK Mart, VG’s Shopping Mall Chakan, Aishwarya ICON Mall etc. It also houses retail outlets of famous national and international brands such as Amul Retail Outlet, My Jio Store, Raymond Retail Shop, Max Fashion, Bata-Anandi Retail Outlet, Croma etc.