PUNE :: Rivers & Bridges Blue - Desk Plaque
Bring the spirit of Pune City into your home with this illustration of PUNE City's Rivers and Bridges - a desk plaque that captures city's characteristics in an unique way.
The history of bridges in Pune dates back to the British era, when they built the Fitzgerald Bridge, or Bund Garden bridge, over the Mula-Mutha river. Pune has developed greatly since then, and over the years more bridges have come up. But what’s more significant are the parallel bridges which can be found all over Pune along the banks of the Mula-Mutha rivers, including Baba Bhide bridge, Gadgil bridge or Z bridge, Sambhaji bridge, Lakdi Pul or Shivaram Mhatre bridge and SM Joshi bridge. In total, there are 36 bridges in Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) limits, of which, 22 bridges are across the rivers, and 14 are flyovers and rail bridges.
Have fun while you reflect and reminisce on your favorite memories of your beloved city. This Pune souvenir is a perfect decor for homes and offices and is a number one gift choice for Indian souvenirs and travel mementos!
PUNE - a city in Maharashtra, India nestled on the Deccan Plateau on top of the Sahyadri Range of the Western Ghats is known by many monikers - Cultural City, Oxford of the East, Cradle of Military Leadership, Automobile & IT Hub! It became an important part of the struggle against the Mughals with Chattarapati Shivaji’s leadership. Later under Peshwa Rule the Maratha Empire spread far and wide over the Indian Subcontinent.
The Swarajya struggle against the British Empire was later led by Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Lokmanya Tilak and others making Pune an important part of the Freedom Struggle. Many Social Movements for Girl’s education, Widow Remarriage and Equality were led by Jyotiba & Savitribai Phule, Dhondu Keshav Karve and Agarkar. Pune continues to be a center of many political and social movements to this day with its many civic conscious citizens and NGOs.
From the 1960s Pune and its twin township of Pimpri-Chinchwad became an important Industrial Center in India, especially around the Automobile Industry. It continues to be an Auto Hub with many of the Indian and international Auto Majors having their presence. Since the 1990s, Pune also emerged as an important center for the Information Technology industry.