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. There are a lot of apartments, row houses, and independent houses in this locality, accompanied by a friendly neighbourhood. 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. Its proximity to Hinjewadi makes it an ideal residential choice for the working class people. 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. Plus, as far as kids are concerned, a lot of primary and pre-primary schools are present there, many of which are affiliated to the Maharashtra state board. Several schools in neighbouring areas are also affiliated to national boards of CBSE and ICSE. Families with kids, therefore, would prefer to stay here. Some of the key Residential Projects at Pimple Saudagar are Nisarg Nirman, Shubhashree Woods, Sai Platinum, Silver Mist, Sai Ambience among others.
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. The main railway station, Pune Junction is about 13 km away.
Auto-rickshaws, cabs, buses, and shared auto systems (tam-tams) are ideal for covering short distances. Public buses are run by PMPML (Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited), and are quite frequent. Although bus fares are really cheap, most people resort to using two-wheelers here.
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. These sub-areas are dotted with bus stops.
Om Datt Raj Mandir
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. The fact that Pimple Saudagar remained unpolluted and preserved its greenery to a large extent also contributed to its facelift. A fair number of workforce work in nearby IT Hubs, wanted to have their residences close to their workplace. As a result, apartments for sale in Pimple Saudagar is still affordable compared to its neighouring localities.
Factors for growth in the future
Anyone looking to buy property in Pune is thinking outskirts these days, mostly because the realty market in the city is nearing saturation. Pimple Saudagar certainly counts as an option for such people. There are plenty of land spaces available here for cheaper rates in comparison to the city. Moreover, the growing residential area in Pimple Saudagar is attracting more and more people to relocate here. A number of developers are expected to initiate new housing projects to suit the size of everyone’s pockets.
Plenty of infrastructure development is also being witnessed in the area. Malls and tall buildings are being constructed, new roads are being built, old roads are being widened, rapid bus transit system is being put into place, and more commercial centres are being established.
Residential trends in Pimple Saudagar
The residential property in Pimple Saudagar is heavily in demand. The vacant land pockets are quickly being filled up with high-rise apartments. New projects and townships are being undertaken. The multi-storeyed apartments in in Pimple Saudagar are now being sold for around Rs 6,600 per sq. ft. on average, and being rented for Rs 14 per sq. ft. Whereas residential houses are available for sale at about Rs 7,900 per sq. ft, one would have to pay around Rs 13 per sq. ft. to take a house on rent.
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.