Pune is a thriving metropolis with a strong traditional manufacturing sector and rapidly growing IT and education sectors. However, sustained growth has led to an unprecedented strain on the city’s limited transportation system, with wait times now exceeding 20 minutes on 84% of city bus routes. Limited public transportation options, an aging bus fleet, and unsynchronized traffic signals contribute to regular gridlock. A BRT system under development and planned metro system should provide some relief for Pune in the near future.

Pune is the sixth most earthquake-prone city in India, and has witnessed a steady increase in the intensity and frequency of seismic activity in recent years. A magnitude 7.0 earthquake could have devastating consequences for the city, resulting in the loss of life and destruction of property. The location of four major municipal reservoir dams upstream from the city could further compound the risk of devastation.

SHOCKS AND STRESSES
  • Disease Outbreak
  • Earthquake
  • Lack of Affordable Housing
  • Poor Air Quality
  • Rainfall Flooding
  • Terrorist Attack
  • Water Insecurity

Snapshot of Pune

  • 3,120,000

    POPULATION AS OF 2011

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