It is not every day that a grand megacity is born right in front of our eyes. While Pune is home to some very prestigious townships, there has never been a more strategically located destination ever. The lightning-fast development of Pumbai is tantamount to the creation of a chapter in history as well as geography. Construction activity has picked up momentum in this region. So what is Pumbai? Why is Pumbai so much in the news? And why is it developing as the commercial hub of Pune?
Simply put, Pumbai is the combination of Pune and Mumbai.Geographically,
Pumbai is the region comprising of chiefly Shirgaon and then its neighbouring areas.
Pumbai's central location offers access to most of Pune's fastest growing industries.
Pumbai is also located close to the the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium
located at Gahunje. This stadium served as the home stadium for the Maharashtra
cricket team and Indian Premier League team Rising Pune Super Giants, including
headquarters for the Maharashtra Cricket Association.
Recently, top educational institutions are setting up sprawling campuses in the
vicinity. An institute of technology is also expected to come up. Symbiosis has
already taken a head start on the others by setting up its cutting-edge Symbiosis
Skills Open University. With such a reputed university in the area, coaching classes,
book and stationery suppliers are certain to come up as thousands of students flock
to this destination. Paying guest accommodation as well as homes on rental will soon
be in great demand, too. There will also be boom in hotels and restaurants as these
students will need their meals served to them. Medical institutions come a close
second with the commencement of operations at the Birla Hospital. With such a
prestigious hospital in the area, a host of auxiliary service providers have sprung up.
Ambulance services, pathological labs, clinics, medical suppliers and vendors are fast
flocking to Pumbai.
Abhijeet Deshmukh , a prominent businessman is one of the early movers to Pumbai.
Mr. Deshmukh has booked a flat in the prestigious Abhimaan Township. He says:
“Abhimaan Township, Shirgaon (Pumbai) is the central location for my home. There
are good schools coming up in this area. And there is also a multi-speciality hospital
in case of emergencies. I think this is one of my best decisions ever.”
The real estate business in the Pumbai area is booming as it has become an excellent investment opportunity. Proximity to the Mumbai-Pune Expressway has brought in a lot of influx from the financial capital of India. People from Mumbai find this location very convenient. No wonder Shirgaon is fast becoming the Gateway to Pune.