Standing on Old Mumbai Pune Highway and Nigadi-Bhosari Road, Pimpri is a promising locality, situated in the northwestern quadrant of Pune. The locality lies in proximity to Pawana River, along with areas like Bhosari, Chinchwad, Rahatani, and Pimple Saudagar. This area is neatly divided into several sub-areas, a few of them being Atlas Colony, Amruteshwar Colony, Hindustan Antibiotics Colony, Shastri Nagar, Mahesh Nagar and Bodha Nagar.
Pimpri has eccentric social infrastructure with noteworthy educational institutions such as Vidya Niketan High School, Audyogik Shikshan Mandal, Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Institute of Engineering & Technology and Elixir, along with hospitals such as Nehru Nagar Hospital, Y.C.M Hospital, Sainath Orthopedic Hospital and Om Hospital situated in the area.
The locality enjoys adequate supply of water and electricity, provided by civic authorities like the Maharashtra Water Supply and Sewerage Board and Pune Electricity Supply Board respectively.
The area lies in proximity to a number of commercial establishments. The malls and stores situated close by include Mega Mart, More, Prim Mall, CityOne Mall, and Croma. A plethora of multiplexes and small shopping complexes, along with an array of restaurants such as The Square Meal, Tiranga Restaurant, Gut-Gutya and Sai Restaurant adorn the streets of Pimpri.
Key Projects in Pimpri :
Connectivity and transit points
Old Mumbai Pune Highway connects Pimpri to the likes of Dehu Road, Talegaon Dabhade, Vadgaon, Lonavala and Khandala towards the north and to Chikkalvadi, Wakadewadi and Baluchi Vasti down south. This highway further connects to NH-50, which links the neighbourhood to Nashik. The area is connected to the likes of Bhosari and Nigdi via Nigadi-Bhosari Road.
MSRTC buses ply from Pimpri-Chinchwad Bus Stop, facilitating intra-state travel.Locals can board trains from Pimpri Railway Station and travel to places such as Dehu Road, Talegaon Dabhade, and Lonavala. Pune Railway Station is situated 14 km from Pimpri and facilitates inter-state travel to Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, among others. Pune International Airport, which aids air travel, lies 17 km from here, and can be reached within 40 minutes via Old Mumbai Pune Highway.
Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation Office
ICC Devi Gaurav Technology Park
Vishal E Square Multiplex
Pimpri Bus Stop
Yashwantrao Chavan Rose Garden
Vidya Niketan High School
Vaishno Devi Temple
Sai Chowk Mata Vaish
Factors for growth in the past
Establishment of roads such as Old Mumbai Pune Highway and Nigadi-Bhosari Road was one of the major factors that improved Pimpri’s connectivity, linking it comfortably to the rest of Pune. Presence of an active transport system also contributed in enhancing the locality’s connectivity, making it more accessible from various other places.
Availability of land was another factor that paved the way for significant growth in the area. This aspect caught the interest of many well-known builders such as Goel Ganga Group, Arun Developers, Geeta Builders Pune and Sukhwani Constructions, persuading them to establish several projects. As a result, several residential and industrial units mushroomed in this planned locality.
Pimpri’s proximity to saturated cities such as Mumbai and Navi Mumbai worked well in its favour. Affordable property prices offered by this locality appealed to working professionals, who moved to this region in large numbers, enhancing the area’s real estate demand to a great extent.
Residential and Commercial Market
Bad roads, poor garbage disposal issues, ill-maintained public toilets and water scarcity are a few of the civic issues hovering over Pimpri for the last few years. Although the civic authorities are making an attempt to tackle these challenges, these issues persist.
Factors for growth in the future
The completion of residential projects such as Antheia, Sukhwani Niketan, Wisdom Park and Vaibhav Arcade shows that the residential market of Pimpri is in good health. More builders are now showing interest and it’s likely that a large number of mid-segment and premium apartment projects will come up in the locality.
The Pune International Exhibition and Convention Center (PIECC) is a major project that’s soon going to come up in the region around Pimpri. The Pimpri-Chichwad New Town Development Authority (PCNTDA) is responsible for completing this project, which will host office spaces as well as reputed hotels, and prove to be a prominent trade center for the city. Once launched, it would enhance growth in the Pimpri Chinchwad area, thereby transforming it into a self-sufficient locality.