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    Kothrud is a suburb located to the western parts of Pune. Earlier, it was a village but slowly and slowly experienced rapid growth in commercial and residential sector. It was one of the fastest developing locality in Asia in the 1980s. The areas development can be confirmed by the fact that Kothrud was named as one of the fastest developing suburbs in Asia by the Guinness Book of World Records. The locality has also experienced Pune’s first fly over, at Paud Phata, which connected Karve Road to Paud Road. This locality comes under the jurisdiction of Pune Municipal Corporation. Other prominent localities located close to it are Bavdhan, Erandwane, Warje, Pashan, Deccan Gymkhana, Aundh, Baner, Shivaji Nagar, Koregaon Park, Sunarwadi, Vadgaon Budruk, Shivane etc. It was actually the industrial development that primarily boosted the development of Kothrud. The strong foothold of IT industry further strengthened the growth of this area. A well-planned and well-maintained area, Kothrud is pollution-free when compared to neighbouring areas.

    Connectivity and Transit Point

    The DP Road is an arterial road which connects Sagar Colony and Bhelkenagar Chowk and provides direct access to Pune-Mumbai Bypass and Pune-Bengaluru Highway. Kothrud is located just 6.8 km from Mumbai-Pune Bypass Road, and has a bus depot and bus stands that satisfy the transportation needs of people living in this area.  It has excellent connectivity to Pune International Airport which is located at a distance of 22.8 km via Lohegaon Road. . However, Shivaji Nagar railway station is the nearest railway station to Kothrud which is located at a distance of 7.9 km via Paud Road. .

    Factors for past growth

    Kothrud has become one of the most coveted residential areas in the city due to its convenient location on two important roads of the city namely Karve Road and Paud Road, excellent connectivity and great leaps taken in infrastructural developments. Kothrud lies in close proximity to IT Infotech and areas like Wakad and Baner. It boasts corporate giants like Cognizant, Tech Mahindra and Persistent. Manufacturing plant Cummins India has also increased employment opportunities, aided development and boosted real estate in this region and a resulting large migrant population.

    Infra development (Social & Physical)

    Apart from being known as a prime residential locality, Kothrud is also quite popular for its educational institutions. Good schools and reputed colleges like Cummins Engineering College, MIT, Garware College and Bhartiya Vidyapeeth among others are located in the vicinity of this locality. It also houses some good nearby colleges. These are Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Poona College of Pharmacy, MIT Junior College, SNDT Arts and Commerce College,  among others. Health care facilities are also good in the locality.