IT industry Pune is the IT and cultural capital of Maharashtra and seventh largest metropolitan city in India. It is well known for engineering and Information Technology industry. A lot of companies started their headquarters in Pune. Pune is having more than 300 companies and more than 30000 employees. Top level MNc's like TCS, CTS, Wipro Technologies, Infosys Technologies, Tech Mahindra, Capgemini India, Zensar Technologies, 3DPLM Software Solution, Persistent Systems, Polaris Consultancy, City Bank, Credit Suisse, HSBC and many more.
Pune turns to be the best choice for small to top level companies for its huge number of IT parks, commercial spaces and Special Economic Zones (SEZ). Following are some famous IT hubs in Pune:
1. Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park, Hinjewadi: Hinjewadi is the biggest and most popular IT village in Pune which is located beside NH4 bypass. This is houses of many software firms and head offices. Currently It has 3 phases. Phase 4 is planning to develop. Blue Ridge building is under Special Economic Zone(SEZ) which is located in Phase 1.
2. Magarpatta Cyber City, Hadapsar: Magapatta City is a Second biggest IT hub with satellite township which is located at Hadapsar. It has wide number of corporate offices along with residential buildings. Offices are mostly IT/ITES.
3. EON IT park, Kharadi
4. Talaware IT Park, Talaware
5. Prabhavee Tech Park, Baner
6. Nanospace IT Park, Baner
7. SP Infocity, Fursungi
8. Cerebrum IT park, Kalyani Nagar
9. Gigaspace, Viman Nagar
10. ICC Tech Park, SB Road
11. Sarada Centre, Karve Road etc.
- Bhaskar Islam
List of places to visit
- Aga Khan Palace
- Sinhagad fort
- Shaniwar Wada
- Dagaduseth Halwai Ganapati Temple
- Saras baug
- Mulshi Dam
- Parvati Hill
- Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park
- St. Mary's Church
- Khadakwasla Dam
- Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium
- Bhaskar Islam
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|Posted By: Latha Jayaprakash Posted Date: 07 Jul 2009 |
|Pune is a very well known city and district, known very much for the scenic beauty as well as the history and the religious places. It is also important as the military base, IT hub and an industrialized center in the state of Maharashtra.|
Pune is the second largest city in the sate of Maharashtra and it is the administrative headquarters of the Pune district. Pune district is located in the western part of India and is bounded by Thane District to the northwest, Raigarh District to the west, Satara District to the south, Solapur District to the southeast, and Ahmednagar District to the north and northeast.
Pune lies in the Sahyadri mountain range of the Western Ghats and extends to the Deccan Plateau on the west. The district is located between 17.5° to 19.2° North and 73.2° to 75.1° East.
The name Pune or Poona as it was called earlier was known as Punya Nagari in the earlier times. The city had been known by different versions of its name from about 937 AD.
First it was known as Punya-Vishaya or Punak Vishaya on a Rashtrakuta copper plate, by 13th century it had become Kasbe Pune or Punavadi, and then, from the British days it had started to be known as Poona and then Pune, as it is called at present. Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Pimpri-Chinchawad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) are the two corporations in this district.
South west monsoon is the main rain gringer to this district in July - October. Summer is very hot here and the winter months start in November and are slightly colder for comfort.
January to March are the best months here before the summer heat starts up by the end of March.
There are many rivers flowing in the district and in the state of Maharshtra like Pushpavati, Krushnavati, Kukadi, Meena, Ghod, Bhima, Bhama, Andhra, Indryani, Pavna, Mula, Mutha, Ambi, Mose, Shivganga, Kanandi, Gunjavni, Velvandi, Neera, Karha etc
and there are a lot of Dams built across these rivers. These are all seasonal rivers which mainly flow during the monsoon.
Some of the major dam projects in this area arePimpalgaon (Pushpavati), Manikdoh,Yedgaon (Kukadi), Meena (Meena), Dimbe (Ghod), Chas-Kaman and Ujani (Bhima), Andhra (Andhra), Valvhan (Indrayani), Pavna (Pavna), Mulshi (Mula), Temghar, Khadakwasla (Mutha), Varasgaon (Ambi), Panshet (Mose), Chapet (Kanandi), Bhatgar (Velvandi), Devghar, Veer (Neera)
It is no wonder that the city is called the Oxford of the East as there are lots of Colleges and educational institutions here like Wadia college, BMCC, College of Engineering, B.J.Medical College, Fergusson College, S.P.College, Abasaheb Garware College, ILS Law College, AFMC, MIT (Maharashtra Institute of Technology)college, Symbiosis Arts & Commerce College, Symbiosis International University ,Deccan College
Pune district is divided into 14 talukas and 13 Panchayat Samitis and they are Junnar, Ambegaon, Khed, Maval, Mulshi, Velhe, Bhor, Haveli, Purandar, Pune City, Indapur, Daund, Baramati and Shirur. There are 1,866 villages in the district
There are 18 legislative assembly constituencies in this Pune district. namely unnar, Ambegaon, Khed-Alandi, Maval, Mulshi, Haveli, Bopodi, Shivajinagar, Parvati (SC), Kasba Peth, Bhvani Peth, Pune Cantonment, Shirur, Daund, Indapur, Baramati, Purandhar and Bhor. The 4 Lok Sabha constituencies of the district are Pune,Baramati,Shirur and Maval(Which is shared by Raigad district).
How to Reach Pune
Pune International Airport (code PNQ) is located in Vimannagar northeast of Pune city. The airport offers service to over domestic and international destinations with many domestic and international flights taking off from it.
All the railway trains of the central railways run through Pune Railway station as Pune is an important junction.
Pune District is served by 3 government hospitals, Sasoon Hospital, Budhrani and Dr. Ambedkar Hospital as well as many well known and famous private hospitals like Jahangir Hospital, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, KEM Hospital, Ruby Hall and Mangeshkar Hospital .