Kothrud is a suburb located to the western parts of Pune. Earlier, it was a village but slowly and slowly experienced rapid growth in commercial and residential sector. It was one of the fastest developing locality in Asia in the 1980s. The areas development can be confirmed by the fact that Kothrud was named as one of the fastest developing suburbs in Asia by the Guinness Book of World Records. The locality has also experienced Pune’s first fly over, at Paud Phata, which connected Karve Road to Paud Road. This locality comes under the jurisdiction of Pune Municipal Corporation. Other prominent localities located close to it are Bavdhan, Erandwane, Warje, Pashan, Deccan Gymkhana, Aundh, Baner, Shivaji Nagar, Koregaon Park, Sunarwadi, Vadgaon Budruk, Shivane etc. It is located at a driving distance of 6.7 km from Pune city via Karve Road and Paud Road. It has close proximity to Pune Junction railway station as well, approximately 9 km away via RB Motilal Kennedy Road. It was actually the industrial development that primarily boosted the development of Kothrud. The strong foothold of IT industry further strengthened the growth of this area. A well-planned and well-maintained area, Kothrud is pollution-free when compared to neighbouring areas. Some of the key residential projects in Kothrud are Paranjape Forest Trails The Highlands, Sigma One Grand Stand, Vilas Javedkar Portia, Imperial Gold among others.
Connectivity and Transit Point
The DP Road is an arterial road which connects Sagar Colony and Bhelkenagar Chowk and provides direct access to Pune-Mumbai Bypass and Pune-Bengaluru Highway.
Kothrud is located just 6.8 km from Mumbai-Pune Bypass Road, and has a bus depot and bus stands that satisfy the transportation needs of people living in this area. As a result, there are number of buses connecting Kothrud to Hadapsar and Deccan Gymkhana.
It has excellent connectivity to Pune International Airport which is located at a distance of 22.8 km via Lohegaon Road.
Khadki, Shivaji Nagar, Dapodi, Pune Junction, Ghorpuri are its nearby railway stations. However, Shivaji Nagar railway station is the nearest railway station to Kothrud which is located at a distance of 7.9 km via Paud Road.
Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd. ply regular buses from Kothrud which connect it to other parts of Pune like Hadapsar, Nigdi, and Swargate.
Factors for past growth
Kothrud has become one of the most coveted residential areas in the city due to its convenient location on two important roads of the city namely Karve Road and Paud Road, excellent connectivity and great leaps taken in infrastructural developments.
Kothrud lies in close proximity to IT Infotech and areas like Wakad and Baner. It boasts corporate giants like Cognizant, Tech Mahindra and Persistent. Manufacturing plant Cummins India has also increased employment opportunities, aided development and boosted real estate in this region and a resulting large migrant population, the region has seen considerable rental demands for 2 BHK apartments in Kothrud.
Infra development (Social & Physical)
Apart from being known as a prime residential locality, Kothrud is also quite popular for its educational institutions. Good schools and reputed colleges like Cummins Engineering College, MIT, Garware College and Bhartiya Vidyapeeth among others are located in the vicinity of this locality. It also houses some good nearby colleges. These are Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Poona College of Pharmacy, MIT Junior College, SNDT Arts and Commerce College, Mamasaheb Mohol College among others.
Health care facilities are also good in the locality. Some of the prominent hospitals include Sahyadri Hospital, Deoyani Multispeciality Hospital, City Hospital, Kulkarni Endo Surgery Institute, Krishna Hospital, Jadhav Hospital, Suyash Hospital etc.
Charlies Shopping Centre Homeland, Chetan Super Shoppe, Om Super Shoppe are few malls in the vicinity which serves the daily needs of the people.