Shivajinagar is one of the most developed area of Pune. It is located right in the centre of Pune City. It comes under the jurisdiction of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) which is located at Shivajinagar. It is an older inner suburb of Pune. It houses large number of famous institutes of education. Apart from the important administrative building, it has some major commercial area with a number of major companies like Larsen & Toubro and Axis Software also located here. The Old Mumbai-Pune Highway is also located just behind the station. Bopodi, Khadki, Aundh, Pashan, Gokhale Nagar, Deccan Gymkhana, kalyani Nagar, Koregaon are its neighboring localities. Mula River also passing through the locality. Pune Junction railway station is about 3 km via Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road. Ganeshkhind Road, FC Road, JM Road, Ghole Roads are its internal roads. Other major roads Senapati Bapat Road, BMCC Road which further links Shivajinagar with SH 114 and NH 60. Shivajinagar has a bus station that connects Pune to different destinations in Maharashtra as well in neighboring states and is well connected to other parts of the city by local PMPML buses. Some of the key residential projects in Shivajinagar are Dwarka Ph-1, Pandit Madhukosh, Lohia Jain Oro Vista, Pandir Mohor, Lagoo Gopalkrupa, Nisarg Rajyog Residency among others.
It enjoy excellent connectivity to Pune International Airport which is situated at a distance of 17.2 km via Lohegaon Road.
Shivajinagar, Khadki, Pune Junction, Ghorpuri are the nearby railway stations to Shivajinagar. Shivajinagar Railway Station is the nearest railway station which is located at a distance of mere 2 km from Pune Railway Station. It links Pune to almost all important cities in Maharashtra.
Shivajinagar is well connected to the city by local PMPML buses. The bus stand near Shivajinagar railway station connects the city to destinations in the state of Maharashtra.
Shivaji Road, JM Road & FC Road, Ambedkar Road, Dehu Road and Mumbai-Pune Old Road are the major roads passing through the localities which further connects it with NH60.
The old Mumbai-Pune national highway begins from Shivajinagar which links Pune Railway Station area via Shivajinagar, Khadki, Pimpri, Chinchwad, and Nigdi and Dehu Road.
Factors for past growth
The bus stand at Shivajinagar connects the city to destinations in the state of Maharashtra. This skywalk has been proposed with the objective of reducing traffic in Shivajinagar and provides a less congested environment for commuting pedestrians.
Its nearness to Pune International Airport, Pune Railway Station, major IT Parks like Lohia Jain IT Park and Pune IT park along with proposed Swargate Skywalk, have been a plus point for Shivajinagar. A fair number of workforce work in nearby IT Hubs, wanted to have their residences close to their workplace. Thus, rental demands for 2 BHK flats have get momentum in Shivajinagar.
Infrastructural Development (Social & Physical)
Fergusson College, Deccan Education Society, Marathwada Mitra Mandal’s College’s, College of Engineering, Agricultural College and Shivaji preparatory military school are well known colleges in Pune city.
Shivajinagar houses some good quality hospitals which providing the health care facility to the residents of Shivajinagar are Deccan Multispeciality Hardikar Hospital, Cloudnine Hospital, Department of Hand and Microvascular Hospital, Bapat Hospital and Sancheti Hospital to name a few.
Central Mall, The Pavillion, Kakade Center Port, E Square Mall and City Mall are the major malls in the locality.
Traffic congestion is the major issues for the residents of Shivajinagar as this locality is very close to Pune Municipal Corporation, IT Parks, railway and airport, due to its roads are fully crowded even in the day time.