Hinjawadi, previously a village, has transformed into one of the key IT industry hubs in India with the establishment of the Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park. Here are some details about Hinjawadi:
- Transformation into an IT Hub: The construction of the Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park in Hinjawadi played a pivotal role in the area’s development. It attracted numerous IT companies, both Indian and multinational, and became a prominent center for the IT industry in India. Today, Hinjawadi is home to a large number of IT and software companies, making it a significant employment hub.
- Inclusion under PMRDA: To ensure proper planning and development, Hinjawadi was brought under the jurisdiction of the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA). This step aimed to facilitate better infrastructure, governance, and overall growth of the area.
- Phases of Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park: The Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park in Hinjawadi is divided into three major phases, each hosting various IT companies. These phases have witnessed rapid growth, and further phases are planned for future expansion. The park provides state-of-the-art infrastructure and amenities to support the IT industry.
- Formation of Hinjawadi Industries Association (HIA): The Hinjawadi Industries Association (HIA) was established as a joint forum for all stakeholders, including companies, professionals, and residents based in Hinjawadi and nearby areas. HIA works towards the collective growth and development of the region, addressing various concerns and fostering a conducive business environment.
- Integrated Township Hub: Hinjawadi is also proposed to be a hub for integrated townships under the Special Township Policy Act of the Maharashtra government. This policy encourages the development of integrated townships outside the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) limits to de-congest the city and promote settlements in its periphery. The higher Floor Space Index (FSI) allowed in these townships facilitates the creation of well-planned and self-sufficient communities.