Pune Is The Largest City In Maharashtra Now, Surpassing Mumbai By Around 76 Sq.Kms

by Suchismita Pal
Pune Is The Largest City In Maharashtra Now, Surpassing Mumbai By Around 76 Sq.Kms

Punekars! There’s something you all can be proud of now. Surpassing Mumbai by nearly 76 sq km, Pune has become the largest city now in Maharashtra, geographically. The geographical area of Pune is now around 518 sq km whereas BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has an area of around 434 sq km. The inclusion of 23 adjoining villages has increased the area of Pune from 331 sq km to 518 sq km. However, Pune is behind Mumbai in terms of budget and population.

Pune Largest City Maharashtra23 Adjoining Villages Added To Pune

The Urban Development Department of the Maharashtra government notified that 23 adjoining villages were added to Pune. This, in turn, increased the area of the city. The adjoining villages are:

  1. Mhalunge
  2. Sus
  3. Bavdhan Budruk
  4. Kirkatwadi
  5. Pisoli
  6. Kondhwe-Dhawade
  7. Kopre
  8. Nanded
  9. Khadakwasla
  10. Manjari Budhruk
  11. Narhe
  12. Holkarwadi
  13. Autade-Handewadi
  14. Wadachiwadi
  15. Shewalewadi
  16. Nandoshi
  17. Sanasnagar
  18. Mangdewadi
  19. Bhilarewadi
  20. Gujar Nimbalkarwadi
  21. Jambhulwadi
  22. Kolewadi
  23. Wagholi
Pune Largest City Maharashtra
Picture Credits: India Rail Info

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Pune Has Witnessed Many Developments In The Last Few Months

Many phenomenal developments have taken place in Pune in the last few months. For the first time ever, Pune has constructed an underwater tunnel, across the Mutha river. developed by the Pune Metro Rail. Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express Special Train launched special Vistadome coaches to offer panoramic views to passengers. The Department of Tourism, Maharashtra has signed two ‘Memorandum of Understandings’ (MoUs) with the Indian Port Rail & Ropeway Corporation Limited (IPRCL) to provide ropeway at Shri Ekvira Devi Temple and Rajgad Fort, in Pune. Meanwhile, Bengaluru has been ranked the most liveable city in India.