Chikhali is a village in Ambegaon Taluka, situated in the north of Pune. It comes under the supervision of Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC). It is about 20.5 km from Pune and 140 km from Mumbai. This location houses major MIDC hub. This locality is majorly occupied by low income group employed within MIDC. This is the major customer segment for affordable residential properties. Residential project activities are observed in large numbers here. This locality has seen a lot of development activities with several residential communities. The area is close to Chakan which is a well-developed manufacturing belt and houses the factories of automobiles stalwarts like Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz. Chikhali is also close to Talawade IT Park and the bustling suburb of Moshi, which is near the International Convention Centre. Talwade, Moshi, Chimbali, Dehu, Pradhikaran, Chinchwad, MIDC, Dehu Road, Kelgaon are its neighbouring localities. Located close to the Pune-Nagpur Highway, Chikhali has IT Parks, automobiles industries and factories in its vicinity. It has finest infrastructure including hospitals, markets, schools, shopping malls, institutes for higher education as well as the new international airport and railway stations in the vicinity. Property rates in the locality range between Rs.3955 to Rs.5960 per sqft. Some of the IT Companies operational in and around Chikhali include Itech software solutions, Tech Mahindra Ltd., Cybage Software Pvt. Ltd. and Modular Infotech Pvt. Ltd. Some of the key residential projects in Chikhali are Vision Indradhanu, Vednirmitee Aashritha, Sai Sanskar Residency, Panchavati Nest, Aksha Vrundavan among others.
Chikhali is well connected by rail and road networks. The area has an extensive bus service and the Chinchwad Bus Stand and the Bhosari Bus Stand lie in close vicinity. Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd, BRTS, and a host of other private buses connect the area to neighbouring areas.
It has excellent connectivity to Pune International Airport which is located at a distance of 27.5 km via Alandi Road/Pune -Alandi Road.
There are few arterial roads which runs through the area, i.e; Dehu – Alandi Road, Chikhali Akurdi Road, Dehu-Moshi Road, and Chikhali Road. These roads are also consider as major roads for Chikhali.
Akurdi, Chinchwad, Pimpri, Kasarwadi, Dapodi, Khadki, and Pune Junction are its nearby railway stations. However, Chinchwad is the nearest and major railway station to Chikhali situated at a distance of 6.9 km via Chikhali – Kaspate Vasti BRTS Road.
Factors for past growth
Due to the presence of various IT majors and other multinational companies, Pune has been witnessing a huge increase of working population from outside. Hence, there has been a flow in the demand for residential apartments for sale in Chikhali, being one of the noted suburbs of Pune.
Factors for future growth
The area’s excellent connectivity has been a prime mover, with the Pune-Nashik highway and Dehu Alandi Road being just 5 km and 100 feet away, respectively. This has led to the development of residential properties in its vicinity.
The civic amenities have also improved here. The industrial and IT sector growth have led to the development of retail and hospitality sector as well. The government is also keen to develop the area as a modern town. Thus, it has given permission to a number of projects in the area. This initiative by govt will increase the demand of rental property market in Chikhali.
Employment hubs near Chikhali
Rajiv Gandhi InfoTech Park – 18.3 km.
Pimpri-Chinchwad-Bhosari industrial area – 5.7 km.
Panchshil Tech Park – 23.4 kilometres away.
Chakan Industrial Area – 12.9
Proposed & Planned Infra
The state govt has also approved the transfer of around 30 acres of land in Chikhali to the college of Engineering Pune for campus expansion.
Proposed fourth water treatment plant in Chikhali by PCMC.
There is a plan to develop new roads and gardens in fringe areas.
Infra Development (Social & Physical)
Chikhali offers very good social infrastructure to its residents. Some of the reputed schools in Chikhali include Sadhana English Medium School, Vidyarthi Vichar English and Marathi Higher Secondary School, Priyadarshani School, Shri Shri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir, Moshi, PCPC Primary School, GSK English School, Smart Kidz Preschool, Kidzee Pradhikaran etc. It also houses some famous colleges and institutions nearby. It includes Modern College of Pharmacy, Abhishek Arts, Commerce, and Science Junior College, Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering, Conquest College, Phoenix Junior College among others.
Healthcare facilities are also good in the locality. Some of the leading hospitals in Chikhali include Gangotri Hospital, Lotus Multispeciality Hospital, Dhanashree Hospital, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Lokmanya Hospital, Mayur Hospital, Icon Hospital, Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital, Akurdi PCMC Hospital to name a few.
The shopping needs of the residents are catered by malls in Chikhali such as the Diagonal Mall, M-Mart, Premier Plaza Mall,City One Mall, and Central Mall. It also houses retail outlets of national and international brands such as My Jio Store, Raymond Retail Shop, Max Fashion, Amul Retail Outlet, Max, Peter England, D-Mart etc.