Roads in Pune

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Pune is a city in the state of Maharashtra in India.

Pune ring road[edit]

The ring road was proposed to avoid traffic congestion in Pune City, connecting cover 29 villages of Pune district in Pune's neighbourhood. The total length of this road is about 161.73 km with total cost 104.08 billion (US$1.5 billion).[1][2]

Mumbai-Pune-Satara road[edit]

The northern part is called Mumbai road. It was formerly a part of NH 48 (Old NH 4 connecting Mumbai-Chennai). It starts in the suburb of Shivaji Nagar (earlier Bhamburde/Bhamburda) and passes through the boundaries of two Municipal Corporations (Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad), as well as two Cantonments (Khadki and Dehu road). The industrial areas in the incorporated township of Pimpri-Chinchwad are also connected to the road.

Its is the longest road in Pune and covers many outlying suburbs from Shivajinagar, Khadki, Nigdi, Talegaon Dabhade, Dehu road, and the tourist attractions, the twin hill stations of Lonavala and Khandala. Afterwards it enters the steep mountainous section of the Bhor Ghat to go to Mumbai. This road, measured from Pune up to Mumbai, is nearly 156 km in length.

The southern part is called Satara road. It was also a part of NH-48 (Mumbai-Bengaluru-Chennai. It starts from Jedhe chowk at Swargate. This road leads to the town of Satara in the southern part of Maharashtra. Pune's first multiplex, City Pride, has been built along this road. Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park (Katraj Zoo), Bharati Vidyapeeth and Pune Vidhyarthi Griha's Engineering College come across this road. Part of the Pune BRTS's first line traverses along this road.[3]

Dehu Road–Katraj bypass[edit]

The Dehu Road–Katraj bypass (also known as Westerly bypass or simply Pune bypass) is a metropolitan highway serving the city of Pune, India. It passes through outer parts of Pune City. The highway stretches 40 km[4] from Dehu Road in the north to Katraj in the south.[5] The highway was constructed in 1989.One of the most important software parks of the city in Hinjawadi is situated along this highway. Also the Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, where the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games were held, is located along this road. All westbound roads of the city intersect this bypass.

Pune-Solapur road[edit]

This road is part of Pune-Machillipatnam National Highway (NH-65). This road starts from Pulgate to Hadapsar and ahead to Solapur. From Pulgate this road is also connected to Swargate by Shankarsheth road. This road has a portion of Rainbow BRTS from Pulgate to Hadapsar. The Pune Race Course and Magarpatta is located on this road.

Pune-Ahmednagar road[edit]

Pune Ahmnednagar highway (MH SH-27) is abbreviated as Nagar road. It links Pune to the city of Ahmednagar. It starts from suburb of Yerawada and passes through Yerawada, Kalyani Nagar, Vimannagar, Chandan Nagar, Wagholi to Ahmednagar. The road to Pune International Airport offshoots from Nagar road.[6]

Pune-Nashik road[edit]

This road connects the cities of Nashik and Pune. The Pune-Nashik National Highway (NH-60) starts at Nashik Phata in Kasarwadi, a suburb on Mumbai-Pune National Highway (NH-48). Sangamner and Narayangaon are the important stops on the way towards Nashik. This highway is widened from Nashik Phata till Rajgurunagar (45 km).

Pune-Saswad road[edit]

This road starts from Saswad Fata in Hadapsar, a suburb on Pune-Solapur road and continues to Saswad, Jejuri and Satara. It passes through sub urban area Phursungi and Kale Padal. The road is one of several important roads used by devotees walking towards Pandharpur during Pandharpur Wari.

Katraj-Uruli Devachi bypass[edit]

This is an important road which connect Solapur road and Satara road bypassing the city. A large number of citizen staying in upcoming areas of Undri and established areas like Kondhwa use this road daily.

Paud road[edit]

An offshoot of Karve road, this road starts from Paud Phata in suburb of Erandwane to Paud. The educational institutions of Bharti Vidyapeeth, MIT and MIT School of Management are on this road In Kothrud. Vanaz company is situated near Gujrath Colony in Kothrud. This road intersects Dehu Road–Katraj bypass at Chandani Chowk.

Sinhagad Road[edit]

Starting at the Sarasbaug junction (near Swargate), this road goes straight to the Sinhagad Fort Base or Payatha at Donje, all the way up to the Atkarwadi terminating at Sinhagad fort. One of the major attractions on this road is the 'Pu La Deshpande Udyan' or 'Okayama Friendship garden' which is a Japanese-themed park.There has been a rise in outlets of consumer brands and fast food joints and coffee shops along this road.

Shivaji road[edit]

This road is named after a Maratha Empire king, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and is also referred to as Shivaji Road. The road connects Shivajinagar to Jedhe Chowk (Swargate). This is the most important road in old Pune and was the only road earlier to traverse from Shivajinagar to Jedhe Chowk (Swargate) and thus still be on Mumbai-Pune National Highway. The famous Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple and the Mandai Market are on this road. The bridge on Mutha river on this road is named as Chhatrapati Shivaji Bridge (formally called as Navapul or Lloyd's bridge) which is among the oldest bridges in Pune.

Bajirao road[edit]

The road is named after Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao I. Bajirao road is an important road in Pune due to its location in the main market area of the city. Landmarks located on this road include the Tulshibaug market and buildings like Vishrambaug-wada. The headquarters of Bank of Maharashtra and Amit Enterprises Housing Limited are located on this road.

Tilak road[edit]

The road is named after freedom fighter "Lokmanya Tilak". It runs between Deccan Gymkhana and Swargate (Bus Terminus). Sir Parshurambhau College (SP College), Nehru Stadium and Tilak Smarak Ranga Mandir are prominent landmarks.

Laxmi road[edit]

Named after Goddess Mahalaxmi, the road passes through the older and seedier parts of the city, from Alka chowk (sadashiv peth) to Quarter gate Chowk(Rasta Peth). It is famous for publishing houses like Nirali and Manali Prakashan, as well as its variety of ready made garments and jewellery shops which attract shoppers from all over the city. The road is the venue for Laxmi puja during the festival of Diwali. After the puja, shopkeepers of the road light fire works as a mark of celebration.

Kumthekar road[edit]

This road is named after R. B. Kumthekar, Chief Officer, Poona City Municipality, 1889–1912. This road runs parallel to Laxmi road. This road has lot of famous Indian ethnic wear shops.

Jangali Maharaj road[edit]

Jangali Maharaj road, also known as J.M. road, is named after Sadguru Jangali Maharaj whose "Math" or Ashram is situated on this road. Adjacent to this shrine is the Pataleshwar temple entirely carved in rock which probably was constructed more than 1300 years ago.

Iconic McDonald's store on J M Road

A large number of international consumer brands having their outlets and showrooms on this road. It has used to have one of India's first Pizza Hut[7] (it has now been to shifted to the adjacent Fergusson College Road) along with a large number of fast food joints and coffee shops. Famous for its many restaurants, the J.M. Road is one of the busiest places in Pune. Jangali Maharaj Road is not only the first 80 feet road but also the first tar road in the city of Pune. It was built under the supervision of M. D. Dalvi, Chief Officer of Poona City Municipality between 1939–1944.

Gokhale road (earlier Fergusson College road)[edit]

Plaque of the Abasaheb Garware Bridge at junction of Gokhale Road & J M Road in Deccan Gymkhana, Pune

The road gets its name from Fergusson College, an educational institute established alongside in 1885.

Shankar Sheth road[edit]

The road is named after Jaganath Shunkerseth, one of the most well-known philanthropists and educationalist in India.

7 Loves Chowk Flyover, Pune on this road

This road connects Swargate to Pulgate via Golibar Maidan. A patch of Katraj-Swargate-Hadapsar route of Rainbow BRTS lies on this road. This road also has a flyover bridge near Swargate.

Bhandarkar road[edit]

The road gets its name from the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute which was established here on 6 July 1917 in remembrance of Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar, who may be justifiably regarded as the foremost pioneer of scientific orientology in this country. This road starts from one end of Law College road right opposite to the entrance of the Bhandarkar Institute and ends at the Cafe Good Luck intersection at Deccan Gymkhana. One of the upmarket residential areas in Pune, Bhandarkar road connects Law College road to Fergusson College road. Though one finds mostly residential complexes in this area, there are a few commercial outlets as well. Most major banks have an office on this road- namely ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Yes Bank, Bank of Baroda and others. Other commercial establishments include a TVS Motor Company showroom and service center, a few small restaurants like 'Spring Onion', grocery shops and pharmacies. This road extends for a kilometre with the Good Luck cafe at its eastern end, which is a popular place for the locals to socialise in the mornings and evenings. There are many institutes (coaching centres, Language institutes, computer institutes etc.) in the locality. These include BSE Institute Limited, Achievers Point, Spark, IIPM, Enrich Salons and Academy and others. There is also a school for the hearing impaired off this road. The prestigious sports clubs, namely- Deccan Gymkhana and PYC Hindu Gymkhana are located off this road. There is one of the oldest milk dairies in the city, Sane Dairy, located on this road. Bhandarkar road was home to the noted Marathi writer, orator, performing artist and comedian, the late Pu La Deshpande.

Prabhat road[edit]

This road is named after the legendary Prabhat Studios, which made movies and films in the '20s and '30s right up to the '60s. The road ends at the Film and Television Institute of India which is the old erstwhile Prabhat Film Studio. It is now better known for the upmarket and higher middle echelons of society who live on various lanes intersecting this road. All the roads criss-crossing this road are named 'Prabhat road lanes', number 1,2,3,4... etc. or 'Prabhat road Gullee' no 1,2,3,4...' in Marathi. On offshoots from the Bhandarkar road, Kamala Nehru Park lies at the Northern end of this road. Some of the important places located on this road include the Deccan Gymkhana as well as the Tilak tank, which is well known for its Olympic size swimming pool producing many national and international swimmers and water polo players and as the home of the famous Deccan Gymkhana water polo team. The Symbiosis school and also Sou Vimlabai Garware Junior College is also located on this road. A historic Lodge or Motel aptly named the Prabhat Lodge is located at the start of this road.

Karve road and NDA road[edit]

This road is named after the legendary social reformer Bharat Ratna Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve. The road connects all the places on one side of the Mutha River and runs parallel to it. It is one of the longest & busiest roads within the city, and the most polluted too. It connects the Deccan area near the Garware Flyover – Lakdi Bridge junction to the densely populated Erandawane, Kothrud and Warje suburbs. Pune's First Flyover, going towards Paud was constructed on this road, in 1998. A few of Pune's prestigious colleges and schools, such as the Abasaheb Garware College, Abhinav Vidyalaya, and Dr. Kalmadi Shamrao High School, lie just off this road. Nal Stop and Paud phata are some of its main junctions. It has the most number of Jewellery shops, after Laxmi road. Some of the famous Jewellery shops are Ranka Jewelers, Ashtekar Jewelers, Rajmal-Lakhichand, Laagu-Bandhu, Vaman-Hari-Pethe, etc. It has many good hotels and restaurants like Chinese Oriental, Anand-Pure-Veg, Girija, along with some of the brands like Pizza-hut, Cafe-Coffee-Day, Domino's, Kahwa Cafe, McDonald's.

NDA road begins from at the end of Karve road and goes up to Uttamnagar NDA Gate (Kondhwa Gate). This connects the National Defense Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla to Pune.

Shirole road[edit]

This road is named after Shiledar Shirole Patil family, the native residents of Shivajinagar (earlier Bhamburde). This road connects Fergusson College (FC) gate on FC road to Jangli Maharaj road. Jog's Bird Breeding Centre lies here. This is mostly a residential area commanding higher property prices.

Pune University road[edit]

This road starts from the Indian Meteorological Department (also called Shimla office) intersection in Shivajinagar suburb and ends at the University of Pune Circle at Shivajinagar-Aundh border. University road has four lanes throughout, and at places it is even six lanes wide. Several important institutions are on this road, prominent among these are the SSC Board or the State Secondary School Examination Board's head office, the Bank of Maharashtra's All India head office, the Agriculture College, Vaikunthnath Mehta Institute of Cooperative Management, Catering College, the Government Polytechnic Pune or GPP, the Police Parade Ground, RBI's College of Agricultural Banking, Shivaji Nagar Bus Terminus, Rahul Theatre, multiplex E-Square, several 3 and 4 star hotels, NABARD and University of Pune with its sprawling campus.

B.T. Kawade road[edit]

B.T. Kawade stands for Bhagavan Tatyasaheb Kawade road, popularly known as BTK, is located near Pune Cantonment. BTK divides Mundhwa and Ghorpadi, on the East being Mundhwa and on the West, Ghorpadi. Sopan Baug lies on the other side of railway line of BT Kawade road. Prominent business houses like Kalyani Group and B.G. Shirke construction & Siporex (I) Industries are located off BTK road. The BTK road area is directly connected to Solapur road near Croma/Krome Mall. The Krome Mall, Vishal Mega Mart, Reliance Mart etc. have become the landmarks for this area. With Reliance Fresh, Kawade Petrol Pump, this road is geared up for the latest infrastructure. Pune's most sought after schools like The Bishop's School, St. Mary's School, St. Vincent's High School, St. Anne's School, and higher education wise, MCE Society's Abeda Inamdar Senior College for Arts, Science & Commerce, Nowrosji Wadia college, to name a few are easily accessible from this road. There are number of small Ganesh temples, a larger Balaji Temple which is must visit for its south Indian style architecture and St. Mary's church at start of the road.

North Main road and South Main road[edit]

North Main road and South Main road are parallel roads located in Koregaon Park. The roads connect Koregaon Park road to Mundhwa. They are considered as one of the most upbeat streets in Pune and house many 5 star hotels, speciality restaurants, discothèques, pubs, shopping malls as well as retail outlets of domestic and international brands. Lanes connecting North Main road and South Main road are housed with luxurious properties of business magnates, military officials and politicians of Pune. The Osho International Meditation Resort and Inlaks & Budhrani Hospital are located at Lane 1. On 13 February 2010, Pune experienced bomb explosion at German Bakery on North Main road.

M.G. road and East street[edit]

M.G. road stands for Moledina Grant road.[8] It ends at Pulgate. The MG road is a one way i.e. one can only travel from the direction of Shankershet road towards Ambedkar Square.[9] Aurora Towers is an important commercial building and landmark here.

Running parallel to this road is East Street. Its also one way but in opposite direction. Many old and well-known shops, restaurants, bakeries and medical or optical practices are based here.

Senapati Bapat road[edit]

This road starts at the BMCC (Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce) road - ILS Law College road junction and meanders its way through a tiny mountain pass called in Marathi as the "Khind". The road terminates off Pune University Circle on the Ganesh Khind road. At the beginning of this road lies a group headquarters of the NCC and Balbharati Bhavan. The very Old Chaturshingi Devi Temple lies on this road and a very famous annual street fair is held near the venue during the festival of Navaratri . Maharashtra's first Shantanurao Kirloskar International Convention Center (ICC) is located on this very road itself. A lot of IT and BPO companies viz. Cross Country Infotech, BMC Software, Persistent Systems, MWH Global and Cognizant Technology Solutions have huge infrastructures on this road. A Buddhist Pagoda and also a Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar memorial have been constructed on the hill located on this road. Also companies like CTS, HCL, Siemens located in ICC Building, Yardi Software India PVT LTD located in Muttha Chambers and Sigma House. BitWise Solutions Pvt Ltd is located on SB road. The JW Marriott five star hotel is also located here. The Pavilion Mall along the road consists of upmarket brands such as Zara, Steve Madden, Superdry and international chains such as Burger King, KFC, Pizza Hut, TGI Fridays etc. with a 6-screen PVR icon multiplex and much more. The Symbiosis International University (the campuses of Symbiosis School of Economics, Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences,Symbiosis College of Nursing and Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce) is located on this road.

Law College road[edit]

The Indian Law society's very old and prestigious ILS Law College has a campus extending to a large section on the right side of this road, and giving its name to the road. The road starting at the intersection of BMCC road-Senapati Bapat road junction, right opposite to the NCC Parade ground, and flowing steadily on a sloping gradient up to Nal stop on Karve Road. The famous Film and Television Institute of India, the National Film Archive of India and Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute are located here. Primarily an area for academics, containing areas like Kanchan Galli, the road goes up to the Hanuman Tekdi and the Hanuman Temple. The important Educational institutions of Panditrao Agashe School, Abhinav Vidyalaya and INDSEARCH lie on this road. There are many good food joints including Cafe Coffee Day, Barista, Mochaa and Wadeshwar.

Dhole Patil road[edit]

The Dhole Patil road is under the title of the Damodar Narayan Dholepatil who was a prominent personality in the city. This road leads to one of the posh residential and commercial localities of Pune. It also connects to the Boat Club road which is known for its extravagant real estate prices. Regency Hotel and Hotel Kapila, opposite of Ameya Library are the landmarks here. This is a very food-friendly locale. It also has a number of eateries such as Nandoo's Parathas and Zamu's sizzlers. Dhole Patil road also boasts of the Ganesh and Hanuman temples which are visited by eastern Puneites. It has all the best restaurants in pune both cheap and expensive. The Dhole Patil road is also famous for Kapila Kathi Kabab a small kiosk which offers Vegetarian as well as Non-Vegetarian rolls. The Madhuban hotel at Dhole Patil road also attracts Vegetarians as the food quality is pretty good. Dhole Patil road also has Reliance Fresh Super Mart.

G. A. Kulkarni road[edit]

This road is named after one of the greatest Marathi short story writer G. A. Kulkarni. This is one of major roads in the Kothrud suburb of Pune. The importance if this road has increased due to many new developments alongside it. multiplex cinema (City Pride), industrial estate (Kothrud Industrial Estate, Sangam Press, Joshi's Museum of Miniature Railway, etc.), commercial buildings and complexes, shops and local markets are the major landmarks. This road connects Karve road at one end and Girija society at the other end.

Swami Vivekanand road[edit]

Also known as Bibvewadi road, this road was primarily constructed as an alternative to Satara road. It connects to Bibvewadi, a suburb of Pune. VIT college of engineering lies on this road.

Vithalrao Vandekar road[edit]

Vithalrao Vandekar road is named after a prominent social reformer of India, Vithalrao Krishnaji Vandekar. Vithalrao Vandekar road stretches for almost 2 km running from Nagarwala School Chowk to Aga Khan Bridge. Software companies like Cyabage, HSBC, Wadia's Stud Farm etc. are situated on this scenic riverside road. Gold Gym in Kalyani Nagar is also situated on this road.

Baner-Pashan Link road[edit]

This road links the suburbs of Pashan and Baner. This 3-kilometre-long (1.9 mi) road has a line of residential apartments on either side, with couple of eating places.

Pimpri-Chinchwad Link road[edit]

This road connects Pimpri to Chinchwad apart from the Mumbai-Pune highway. The road starts at Pimpri from the Dr. Ambedkar chowk and ends at Chaphekar chowk in Chinchwad.

Aundh-Ravet road[edit]

This route runs from Aundh to Ravet, as one of the alternative roads to Mumbai Pune highway, which connects twin cities Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad. It has a length of 14.2 km ending Mukai Chowk, Kiwale. Major areas connected by this road are Sangvi (Pimpri-Chinchwad), Pimple Nilakh, Pimple Gurav, Pimple Saudagar, Rahatani, Wakad, Thergaon, Tathawade, Punawale and Ravet.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Maharashtra State road Development Corporation revives ring road plan - Times of India".
  3. ^ "Pune-Satara road flyover work begins - Times of India".
  4. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/Activist-seeks-service-roads-along-six-lane-Dehu-Road-Katraj-bypass/articleshow/19748133.cms
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  8. ^ http://www.dgde.gov.in/content/mg-road-pune-cantonment-board
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