Pune is a city of great historical importance. Pune used to be the administrative and political capital of the Maratha empire and the seat of the all-powerful Peshwas. Today, Pune is one of the fastest growing cities in India. Many foreign companies have chosen Pune to set up their factories and offices. The city is known as the ‘Oxford of the East’ for its large number of educational institutions. Notable ones are the College of Engineering, Fergusson College, Symbiosis University and others. Pune is also known for its culture and cuisine.
Pune lies about 160 km from Mumbai. It is connected to Mumbai by the Pune-Mumbai expressway, the first six-lane expressway in India. State highway 71 connects Pune to Solapur and Sangli. State highway 27 connects Pune to Ahmednagar. State highway 64 connects Pune to Saswad and Jejuri. State highway 70 connects Pune to Pandharpur. National highway 4, connects Pune to Mumbai, Bangalore, and Chennai.
National highway 50 connects Pune to Nashik. National highway 9 connects Pune to Solapur. Public transport in Pune includes local trains (connect Pune to Pimpri-Chinchwad, Lonavala) public buses operated by the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd. Besides this, you also have rickshaws, private fleets like Uber and Ola and private cars and two-wheelers. The number of cars in Pune has increased in recent years and it can be largely attributed to the growing number of outsiders who are living and working in the city. Where there are so many vehicles, can accidents be far behind?