Pune Metropolitan Region (PMR) comprising of Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad cities is one of the fastest growing urban agglomerations in India. PMR is a major automobile and auto ancillary hub and also a well known international education destination. The region is also among the top IT destinations of India.. Along with IT and auto industries, the region has many industrial clusters that house industries like FMCG, engineering, Agro and Biotechnology.
The PMR is well connected internationally through the Pune international airport and new international airport proposed at Chakan. The PMR is part of the Golden Quadrilateral of India and is linked through a state of the art expressway with Mumbai the commercial capital of India. It is few hours away from India’s largest container port (JNPT) and the Thane Belapur Industrial belt.
The PMR is undergoing substantial transformation with investments of over Rs. 9500 crores (USD 2 bn) in infrastructure projects for water supply, sewerage, solid waste management, slum rehabilitation, housing for economically weaker sections, roads and Mass Rapid Transit System. These investments are expected to further boost the industrial development, encourage commercial development and consolidate its service economy.
Pimpri Chinchwad New Township Development Authority (PCNTDA) is one of the development authorities of the Pune Metropolitan Region that is responsible for development of peri urban areas towards the north of PMR. The PCNTDA was established in the year 1972 with a mandate to create Pimpri Chinchwad New Town with well thought out goals and objectives. Towards this objective, PCNTDA, since its inception, has been instrumental in developing urban housing and commercial infrastructure for the rapidly growing population of the Pimpri Chinchwad city.
The PCNTDA was mandated by the Government of Maharashtra to develop about 43 sqkms to house a population of about 5 lakh citizens. It has till date acquired and developed about 10.8 sqkms. The area has been developed in sectors comprising of housing and commercial uses. The civic amenities and urban infrastructure has been provided by the PCNTDA. The PCNTDA has been actively perusing its goals of supporting urbanization of the peri urban areas and is now aspiring to provide next generation urban amenities to its citizens.