Pune Metropolitan Region (PMR) is a metropolitan region in and around Pune city in Maharashtra state in India.
PMR is among one of the largest Metropolitan regions in India. It is said to be the third largest after,
(1) Delhi NCT National Capital Territory
(2) Bangalore-Mysore corridor
Pune Metropolitan Region comprises two municipal corporations (Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad) and three cantonment boards (Camp, Khadki, Dehu Road) that are separate self-governing local bodies, but are connected in this region. The PMR also includes parts of some surrounding talukas/tehsils (sub-districts) and several villages. PMR covers 7 municipal councils, 13 census towns, and 842 villages.
Tehsils/talukas of Maval, Mulshi, Haveli (which in turn covers entire cities of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad and cantonments) and also some parts of the tehsils of Bhor, Purandar, Velhe, Khed, Shirur, Daund are covered under PMR
Creation of PMR is supposed to facilitate practical conveniences of administration and planned careful development of this important and fastly developing region in and around Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad metro city area.
Vision is to develop the Pune Metropolitan Region as an international premium investment destination and improve the liveability index.
The Government of Maharashtra established PMRDA - Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority, to carefully plan the development of PMR
On the 31st of March 2015 the Urban Development Department of Maharashtra established PMRDA as an independent autonomous body.
PMRDA is a body with constitutional rights responsible for the planned development of the Pune metropolitan region.
Last updated: 17 June 2023
Sources: (1) pmrda official website, (2) Knowledge of the author